Former New York Governor George Pataki To Speak In Philadelphia Thursday At The Northeast Republican Leadership Conference

PHILADELPHIA — Former New York Governor George Pataki is confirmed to open the 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference on Thursday, Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason announced today.

“Governor George Pataki has a proven track record of putting Republican principles into action in government,” Gleason said. “As Governor of New York, George Pataki showed a strong commitment to putting the needs of the taxpayers ahead of the wishes of bloated government. At a time when our national debt is skyrocketing due to the failed economic policies of President Barack Obama, I look forward to hearing George Pataki’s vision for the future of our country.”

“I look forward to meeting with my fellow Republicans this week in Philadelphia,” Pataki said. “After years of watching the Obama Administration raise taxes and hurt America’s standing in the world, it’s time for us to come together and discuss ways in which we can create a better future for our next generation.”

In addition to former New York Governor George Pataki, the following speakers are confirmed for the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference:

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
  • Republican National Committee Co-Chair Sharon Day
  • U.S. Senator Joni Ernst
  • Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina
  • U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
  • U.S. Congressman Steve King
  • Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus
  • Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush Karl Rove
  • Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum
  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

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About Former New York Governor George Pataki

Governor Pataki began as Mayor of his hometown of Peekskill, New York, before going on to serve as both a New York State Assemblyman, State Senator and eventually serving three terms as the 53rd Governor of New York State, ending in 2007.

George Pataki has been married to his wife, Elizabeth, for 41 years. They have four children and numerous grandchildren. Pataki’s youngest son is an Army officer who recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan; his older son served as a Marine officer in Iraq and now works for the Knights of Columbus. Pataki’s younger daughter is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction novels, and his eldest daughter works at the law department of Bloomberg LLP. Governor Pataki and his wife have certainly passed on their family values of patriotism, conservatism, hard work, and the desire to serve in their communities and help others.

Pataki is currently the President of his own small business, The Pataki-Cahill group that works in energy, infrastructure, and clean-tech. He is also Of Counsel at Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

While successful in the private sector, his heart and mind has never left politics.