Endorsements are part of a string of endorsements and other support from key Brooklyn Republicans or Republicans with a keen interest in the Brooklyn GOP and its candidates
Republicans continue to embrace and support Hayon, even though he is the Liaison to the Orthodox Jewish Community for the social conservative Democrat Erick Salgado, who is running against Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota
According to Brooklyn GOP Chairman Eaton, “I’ve known Joseph for a number of years and find him to be a sincere, honest, and loyal individual, dedicated to the needs of the community. Electing Hayon to the New York City Council will improve the quality of services to the constituents of the 44th Council District and will give them a voice in City government....”
Mr. Eaton also indicated that Hayon has been a long-time community activist and a well-known member of the Sephardic Community: and that thanks to Hayon the Brooklyn Republican Party is no stranger in that community and among various other communities of non-Sephardic Frum Jews throughout Brooklyn.
Eaton thought it worthy of special mention that Joseph Hayon was actively involved in the successful races to elect former Congressman Bob Turner and former Senator David Storobin, two of the hallmark accomplishments of Eaton’s term as Kings County Republican Chairman.
Bob Turner was equally effusive on behalf of Joseph Hayon, saying in part, ““I got to know Joseph a number of years ago in my race for the seat in the US House of Representatives.... I won as the Republican challenger against the favorite [ ] Democrat [ ] in a heavily Democrat [ ] district, and Joseph Hayon was there to help me.... [ ] I’m here to endorse his candidacy in acknowledgment of my debt of gratitude....” Furthermore, the former Congressman assured the Hayon Team that the he will make available any political resources available to him to get Joseph elected to the New York City Council.
The extreme political significance of Bob Turner’s endorsement cannot be overstated, because of Turner’s close personal attachment to the Conservative Party Chairmen Mike Long and Jerry Kassar. Both have endorsed Mr. Hayon’s Democratic Party opponent, and they have given that opponent the Conservative Party endorsement.