Hill, Candidate for 1st Congressional District, Suspends Campaign

Kyle Hill, a Democratic candidate for the First Congressional District, announced Wednesday that he is suspending his campaign.

He was the second Democratic candidate to suspend his campaign in the 1st District in two days. On Tuesday, aftera  new redistricting map was released by the State Legislature, former State Sen. Jim Gaughran dropped out.  Both had been seeking to beat US Rep. Nick LaLota, R-Amityville.

“I got into this race because more young people should run for public office and because I believe Congress can do great things but only when it’s composed of good people. Right now we can do so much better,” Hill said.

Hill, a Port Jefferson resident,  is health care policy expert, volunteer first responder. He previously served 10 years on Capitol Hill as a senior legislative aide developing policies  to help seniors and working families.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported this campaign,” Hill said. “I will never be able to fully put into words my sincere gratitude and appreciation for the warm reception and excitement from voters I received all across the district. Over the next few days and weeks, I plan on picking up a few extra volunteer shifts at Port Jeff EMS, helping grow the Brookhaven Town Democratic Committee and Port Jeff Civic Association, and doing everything I can to help defeat Nick LaLota in November. “

Democrats Nancy Goroff and John Avlon remain in the race.

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