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Francis Becker Jr.

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Francis Becker Jr.
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U.S. House, New York, District 4
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Francis Becker Jr. is a 2012 Republican and Conservative Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 4th Congressional District of New York.

Becker is a Nassau County legislator and owns a financial planning business.[1]

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2012

Becker says balancing the budget is a top priority, and has said he will sign a pledge to not raise taxes. He also supports Paul Ryan's legislation to cut the federal budget.[1]

Elections

2012

See also: New York's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Becker is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 4th District. He is seeking the nomination on the Republican and Conservative Party tickets and will face Frank Scaturro in the June 26 Republican primary.[2]

As a 10-term county legislator, Becker has the backing of the Nassau County Republicans and the Conservative Party over Scaturro. Both candidates agree on the need to repeal Obamacare, the need to support Israel, and the need to curtail entitlement programs.[1]

Becker defeated Scaturro in the Republican primary in 2010.[3] Both have hopes for a defeating McCarthy in the general election, with the redrawn district possibly being more favorable to Republicans this year.[4]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Becker lost to incumbent Carolyn McCarthy (D).[5]

U.S. House, New York Congressional District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn McCarthy Incumbent 53.6% 94,483
     Republican Francis X. Becker, Jr. 46.4% 81,718
     Blank/Scattering 0% 52
Total Votes 176,253


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