Conservative Party Endorses Byrne for Putnam County Executive: “100% behind him” to ensure victory in November.

Posted: January 31, 2022 in 2022 Endorsements, 2nd Amendment, In the News, Life

January 31, 2022 / Mahopac, NY: Overwhelmingly and decisively, the Putnam County Conservative Party has endorsed Kevin Byrne as their sole candidate for Putnam County Executive.

Party Chairman James Maxwell affirmed that Byrne “has proven himself to be a steady conservative voice for the people of Putnam County. I’ve known Kevin for over fifteen years, have watched him work, take on challenges, and overcome adversity at every turn.

“Kevin battled against the big-government progressives from New York City and still got things done, finding ways to achieve real results for our people here at home. He stood up against former disgraced Governor Andrew Cuomo when few others dared, including his fellow Republicans, and won.”

Maxwell concluded, “Kevin’s leadership, experience and commitment to service is precisely what we need from our next County Executive. The Putnam County Conservative Party is 100% behind him to ensure he is victorious this November.”

Candidate for Putnam County Executive Kevin Byrne (L) and Conservative Party Chairman James Maxwell (R) at the Carmel Town Hall earlier this year.

Expressing his gratitude to the members of the party and their officers, Byrne praised Chairman Maxwell as “a remarkable leader for the Conservative Party and our community. 

“I thank him for his friendship, counsel, and continued support in what promises to be an energetic and powerful campaign to build a better, brighter future for the hard-working people of Putnam County.”

The Conservative Party has also made clear that the “Wilson Pakula” legal authorization to run on another Party’s line will only be given to Byrne, a registered Republican, for Putnam County Executive in 2022.

According to the Putnam County Board of Elections website, in the last general election for Putnam County Executive in 2018 incumbent MaryEllen Odell received 2,697 votes on the Conservative Party line, a number that exceeded the difference between Republican and Democrat votes in that election. The Independence and Reform Parties, which existed at that time, are no longer active in New York. 


As a candidate for county executive, Kevin brings a diverse background of knowledge and management experience from his time working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Prior to his three terms in the state Assembly, Kevin worked in healthcare administration for New York’s largest private multi-specialty medical group. He also served as a regional director for the American Heart Association, deputy district director to former Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, member of the Putnam Valley Town Planning Board, and emergency medical technician for Westchester EMS and the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, where he served three terms as president. Kevin earned an M.P.A. with a concentration in healthcare administration from Marist College, and he holds a B.A. from the University of Scranton.

Kevin Byrne is a lifelong resident of Putnam County and resides in Mahopac with his wife, Briana (Messina) Byrne, and their son Braeden.

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