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Queens Conservative Party Unanimously Votes to Endorse John Cummings to Take on AOC in NY’s 14th Congressional District

Queens, NY… The Queens Conservative Party voted unanimously to endorse John Cummings for Congress in New York’s 14th Congressional District against Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. This endorsement follows the Bronx Conservative Party’s unanimous endorsement last month and locks up the Conservative Party line on the ballot for former NYPD officer and current high school civics teacher, John Cummings.

Queens Conservative Party Chairman Tom Long said, “After rigorous vetting by our members, John Cummings has proven himself to be not only the right candidate to take on socialist AOC in November, but the best candidate. His understanding of the principles upon which this nation was founded is fundamental to who he is and he will be our best shot to take on AOC and win. This year’s election is going to be a battle for the soul of America – between socialism and freedom and John’s core principles and faith in our Constitution will arm him well for this battle. We are proud to endorse John Cummings and are ready to fight side by side with him to beat AOC in November.”

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.

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