Chairman Newmark: This is a no-brainer. John Cummings, a former NYPD officer and bronx HS Civics teacher, is by far the best candidate
Bronx, NY… The Bronx Conservative Party voted unanimously to endorse John Cummings for Congress in New York’s 14th District against Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Conservative Party Chairman Bill Newmark said, “This decision was a no-brainer for us. John Cummings is a former NYPD officer and current High School civics teacher in the Bronx who actually lives in the district. He is a lifelong conservative and is with us on the issues that matter. His years in New York City law enforcement and teaching civics have given him a deep and fundamental understanding of the founding principles upon which our nation was founded – personal and economic freedom and liberty — and a respect for the United States Constitution. More importantly, he is the best candidate by far and has a real chance of actually beating AOC in 2020. The future of the Republic is at stake and our number one priority as Bronx Conservatives is to beat AOC and stop the scourge of socialism that she represents. If we are going to be successful in this difficult but crucial mission, we need to put the best candidate forward and that candidate is John Cummings.”
Founded in 1962, the Conservative Party of New York is on Row C – the third line on New York ballots – because it is the third largest political party in the state after the Democratic and Republican Parties by gubernatorial vote total. The party has provided the margin of victory in crucial races, like Republican Governor George E. Pataki’s historic win in 1994 and other important victories around the state.
Born and raised in Parkchester, John Cummings followed in his father’s footsteps and was sworn in as a New York City Police Officer in 1983. Initially assigned to NSU (Neighborhood Stabilization Unit) 7, in the South Bronx, which covered the 40, 42, 44, and 48 precincts, he was then assigned to the 46th precinct, where he remained for 2 years. Following in his father’s footsteps once again, he was assigned to the NYPD Harbor Unit, where he served first as an operations coordinator in the Bronx, and then as a member of the Harbor George unit in College Point, Queens. John suffered a serious knee injury in the line of duty, and was forced to retire in July 1991, and did so with multiple commendations for bravery and excellence in the line of duty.
Returning to his alma mater, Saint Raymond High School for Boys, John has been teaching History and Government for over 20 years. He has also been the Alumni Coordinator, Director of Development, the History Department Chairperson, and the Recruiting Coordinator, a role he now handles in addition to his teaching duties. John also serves as the cantor at school Masses, held on Catholic Holy Days of obligation.
For more information please visit https://cummings2020.com