New York, New York / June 23, 2020 – Earlier this past month, Ashton Theodore Randle, State Chairman of Log Cabin Republicans of New York announced the organization’s strong endorsement of Assemblyman Byrne. Randle praised Byrne for his integrity, work-ethic and independence, citing Byrne’s numerous accomplishments not only for the people of Westchester & Putnam counties, but for all people across the state.
“The Log Cabin Republicans of New York are proud to endorse and express its full support for Assemblyman Kevin Byrne as he seeks re-election to continue serving the people of New York’s 94th Assembly District,” said Randle. “Throughout his time in public office, Byrne has demonstrated time and time again his willingness to serve all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. He has shown that he is a man of integrity and principle who has worked to ensure greater equality for all. He co-sponsored legislation to ban conversion ‘therapy’ in New York state and helped pass other anti discrimination laws to better protect members of the LGBTQ community. The people of Westchester and Putnam counties are fortunate to have him as their representative in the Assembly.”
Byrne accepted the endorsement, “I’d like to thank the Log Cabins Republicans of New York for their powerful endorsement. Diversity has long been one of our nation’s greatest strengths, and that diversity goes beyond just race, religion or ethnicity. The more we can work together, regardless of our individual differences, the stronger our state and nation will be.”
According to the national organization’s website, the “Log Cabin Republicans have a proud history of fighting to build a stronger, more inclusive Republican Party. LGBT Republicans and straight allies have chosen to transform the GOP from the inside, working to overcome the forces of exclusion and intolerance.
The name of the organization is a reference to the first Republican President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who was born in a Log Cabin. President Lincoln built the Republican Party on the principles of liberty and equality. The party should return to its roots. When the organization was founded, the name, “Lincoln Club,” was already taken by another GOP group, so organizers instead chose the name Log Cabin Republicans.”
You can learn more about the Log Cabin Republicans at http://www.logcabin.org/