County Holds Fundraiser for Leading Candidate

LEE CENTER, Dec. 2, 2012 – Oneida County American Legion held a fundraiser at Lee Post 1794 Dec. 1 for Kenneth Governor, the leading candidate for New York Department commander for 2013-2014.

Governor, his wife, Sandra, and his campaign chair, Edward Lupian Jr., got to meet Legion, Auxiliary and SAL members from around the county.

Hosted by County Commander Dave Riley, the meet-and-greet event featured a dinner of spaghetti, sausage and meatballs, and assorted refreshments. Co-chair for the event was Paul Wojcik of Utica Post 229.

Paul Wojcik, Sandra and Ken Governor, Dave Riley
Ken and Sandra Governor chat with Oneida County Commander Dave Riley (right) and event co-chair Paul Wojcik (left).

Governor grew up in Boston and now resides in Rensselaer County's North Greenbush. A retired U.S. Army major with nearly 30 years of active and reserve service, Governor says he’s zeroing in on what has been his personal motto -- “Service First.”

It's all about "service first -- to our service men and women, our veterans, their families, and our communities.”

A past Rensselaer County and Third District commander, Governor holds a number of state and national posts.

He is the Department’s public relations chair. He is chair of the National Legislative Commission, which is charged with the exclusive responsibility of representing The American Legion before Congress, and the vice chair of the National Legislative Council, a nationwide network of Legionnaires that keeps lawmakers and other government figures aware of Legion positions on key issues. In fact, in March 2011 he received the Legislative Council Member of the Year Award during the 51st American Legion Washington Conference.

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