Pastor Cyrus Thornton at Second Olivet Missionary Baptist Church to Endorse Republicans Katko and Antonacci (Updated)

 Pastor At One of Syracuse’s Oldest African American Churches Set To Make Historic Endorsement*

Media Event Called for Friday at the Church Where Republican Candidates are Expected to Appear

Syracuse, N.Y.– Pastor Cyrus Thornton plays host to a media event on Friday, November 2nd at 1:00 PM to make an historic endorsement of the top two Republican candidates in this year’s 2018 election. The event will be hosted at Second Olivet Missionary Baptist Church at 818 South West Street & Shonnard Street in Syracuse, NY 13202.

“The City of Syracuse has been heading in the wrong direction for many years. There are many families, good families in need, not looking for a handout, but a hand up. A good job, safe streets and community leaders that will actually keep their word. According to Pastor Thornton, “I’ve had ample opportunities in the past few weeks to analyze the aims and objectives of the various competitors in the upcoming elections… (In the past) the charlatans, (who come looking for a vote) often enter these doors offering false hope and the peddling of fake promises of support that never quite materialize.

To me, to help your fellow man has not one single thing to do with party politics or affiliations, and everything to do with a man’s willingness to take a chance and hold up, help and support his fellow man.” Pastor Thornton continued, “We need leaders who are accessible at any time, when any one of their flock needs them. We need leaders willing to build new bridges and forge new alliances, leaders who are true to their word and spirit and leaders who are willing to be held accountable for their actions.

(That’s why) it will be my pleasure, and honor, on November 1st to take those first steps together and lend my personal endorsement to Mr. Robert Antonacci in NY State’s 50th Senate District and Congressman John Katko in NY State’s 24th Congressional District.”

Attending Friday’s media event will be, Representative John Katko, US Congressman NY-24th Congressional District (or representative).

Robert Antonacci, County Comptroller and Candidate for NY-50th State Senate currently endorsed and helped by retiring State Senator John DeFrancisco, Onondaga County Executive, J. Ryan McMahon, Onondaga County District Attorney, William Fitzpatrick (or representative), Onondaga County Sheriff, Gene Conway (or representative).

LaFayette Town Supervisor and Town Chairman, Hon. Daniel Fitzpatrick, Roger Bradley, Esq. Senior Partner at the law firm Melvin and Melvin, and ardent supporter of the Second Olivet Missionary Baptist Church and all of its endeavors along with other members of the law firm.

*Previous version of this story stated “from the pulpit”, however the announcement was made from the church location. The article has been edited to reflect this correction.