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U.S. House, New York, District 4
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Francis Becker Jr. ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 4th District. Becker sought the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]

Becker was a 2012 Republican and Conservative Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of New York. He lost in the general election.[2]

Becker is a Nassau County legislator and owns a financial planning business.[3]


Campaign themes


  • Jobs and the Economy: "We need to get the government out of the way of the entrepreneur and undo the policies and regulations enacted in the last four years that have stymied recovery. We need to increase our domestic energy production so that we have enough low cost energy to power our economy. We need to reform our tax policies to make America a more competitive place to do business and to start a business. We need to rein in spending and pay down our debt to restore the buying power of the Dollar and stave off inflation." [4]
  • Healthcare Reform: "As part of the new Congress and new Administration, I plan to vote for a full repeal of Obamacare and enact free-market based reforms in it’s place."[4]
  • Energy Independence: "To get Americans back to work and have enough inexpensive energy to power economic recovery, as Congressman I will support policies that accelerate domestic energy exploration and production, support the construction of the Keystone Pipeline and end government speculation with taxpayer money in the green energy industry."[4]
  • National Debt & Spending: "The Obama Administration has added 5 trillion to the national debt more than all other President’s combined. Adding this much debt almost ensures the servitude of children and grandchildren to paying down this bill. This burden will make the American dream almost completely unattainable. The next Congress will make have to make the tough decisions to rein in spending and pay down the national debt."[4]
  • National Defense: "The threat to America and her interests abroad have not diminished to the extent that the U.S. Government should be contemplating dramatic cuts to the Defense Department. This is not the time to reduce our missile arsenal. The transformation of our Military structure and inventory that began under Donald Rumsfeld must be allowed to continue. "[4]
  • Israel: "Israel is one of the United States most important allies . Our alliance is not only a strategic one but also a spiritual one. The State of Israel is a beacon of freedom and democracy in the Middle East and the only country in the region where all faiths and ethnic groups are free to live and worship in peace and safety. Israel needs our assurance that the United States will be with her in her efforts to defend against terrorist attacks and the threat of nuclear annihilation from her enemies. "[4]
  • 2nd Amendment: "We must remember that violence is about the people committing the crime not the guns themselves. In New York, we have some of the strictest gun laws in the entire nation, yet we are not immune to crimes and loss of life involving guns. In its attempts to stop gun violence, congress must not do anything to infringe upon the legitimate rights of hunters and sportsmen and the right of all Americans to defend themselves."[4]


Becker said balancing the budget was a top priority, and said he would sign a pledge to not raise taxes. He also supported Paul Ryan's legislation to cut the federal budget.[3]



Becker ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent New York's 4th District. Becker sought the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]

New York's 4th Congressional District is an open seat in the 2014 elections after incumbent Rep. Carolyn McCarthy announced her retirement on January 8, 2014.[5]Garden City Patch, "Update: McCarthy Will Not Seek Reelection," January 8, 2014</ref>


See also: New York's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Becker ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 4th District. He sought the nomination on the Republican and Conservative Party tickets and defeated Frank Scaturro in the June 26 Republican primary.[6][7] Becker lost to incumbent Carolyn McCarthy (D) in the general election.

As a 10-term county legislator, Becker had 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.[3]

Becker defeated Scaturro in the Republican primary in 2010.[8]

U.S. House, New York District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarolyn McCarthy Incumbent 54.7% 163,955
     Republican Francis Becker Jr. 28.6% 85,693
     Conservative Frank Scaturro 5.2% 15,603
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 11.4% 34,233
Total Votes 299,484
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"
U.S. House, New York District 4 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrancis Becker 55.1% 6,357
Frank Scaturro 44.9% 5,175
Total Votes 11,532


On November 2, 2010, Becker lost to incumbent Carolyn McCarthy (D).[9]

U.S. House, New York 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

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Becker's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Becker lost election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Becker's campaign committee raised a total of $2,276,790 and spent $2,285,150.[10]

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