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New York–March 9th…New York Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy today endorsed former NYPD officer and high school civics teacher John Cummings in his campaign against Democrat socialist Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez in New York’s 14th congressional district.

A lifelong Bronx native, John has already received the endorsements of the Bronx and Queens Republican Committees. Chairman Langworthy expressed his enthusiastic support for Mr. Cummings and pledged that the New York Republicans are committed to making AOC a one-hit wonder.

“The contrast between John Cummings and AOC couldn’t be clearer,” said NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy. “John has spent his life living and serving this district, as a distinguished member of the NYPD, community leader and teacher to our youth. He wakes up every day and thinks about how he can make people’s lives better, while AOC spends her days enhancing her own celebrity. She is an uninformed, radical socialist who fabricated her background to win this seat. The people of this district have seen right through her hypocrisy, and with John as our candidate, she will be defeated this November.”

“I’m enormously grateful to New York Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy for his support,” said John Cummings. “He understands the threat AOC poses to our democracy, our freedoms and our wallets. While she’s busy courting the liberal glitterati, I’m in the district talking with every day New Yorkers who just want a common sense representative who will deliver results for them. I’ve served this community my whole life, and with the support of leaders like Chairman Langworthy, I will do it as their congressman.”


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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