Conservatives Run Full Slate in New York City Elections

Brooklyn, NY – Chairman Michael R. Long announced today that at a meeting held on May 17, 2017 Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis was endorsed to run for Mayor of New York City. (see press release at

Michael A. O’Reilly and Michel J. Faulkner were also endorsed to run for Public Advocate and NYC Comptroller, respectively.

Mr. O’Reilly, a former Marine with a degree in aeronautics, worked his way through law school while working on Wall Street to support his family. During that time, he also earned his pilot’s license. While flying is his passion, after 10 years as a pilot for Northwest Airlines, he returned to law and worked as a regulatory attorney.
Mr. O’Reilly has run for Queens County Civil Court Judge and in 2016 he ran for Congress in the 5th Congressional District.

Michel J. Faulkner, a former all-star football player who graduated with a B.A from Virginia Tech, played for the NY Jets in the ’81 – ’82 season. Rev. Faulkner earned his Master’s degree in education and career counseling and became the Assistant Dean of Students at Liberty University and in 1987, Liberty promoted him to Vice
President for Urban Ministry. He returned to New York City and became active in Youth and Community Outreach as an ordained minister. He founded the Institute for Leadership in 2005, ran a spirited campaign for Congress in 2010 and is the author of Restoring the American Dream.

“The voters of New York have a clear choice in November’s election,” said Chairman Michael R. Long, “the Conservative Party has put forth a slate of candidates that have dedicated their lives to helping other people reach their full potential.”