Frank Scaturro

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Frank Scaturro
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Candidate for
U.S. House, New York, District 4
Bachelor'sColumbia University
J.D.University of Pennsylvania School of Law
Campaign website
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Frank Scaturro was a 2012 Republican and Conservative Party candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 4th Congressional District of New York. He lost in the general election.[1]


Scaturro is an attorney. He graduated magna cum laude with his bachelor's degree from Columbia University and earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. He has been an aide to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and in the process of nominating Supreme Court Justices John Roberts and Samuel Alito.[2]


Campaign themes


According to his website, Scaturro's campaign platform included the following issues[3]:

  • Reduce and simplify taxes
  • Reduce the role of government and insurance companies in health care
  • Expand renewable energy and domestic oil production



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

Scaturro ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing New York's 4th District. He sought the nomination on the Republican ticket and was defeated by Francis Becker Jr. in the June 26 Republican primary. He appeared as the Conservative candidate on the ballot in the general election November 6, 2012.[4] Scaturro lost to incumbent Carolyn McCarthy (D) in the general election.[1]

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"


Becker defeated Scaturro in the Republican primary in 2010.[5] Both had hopes for defeating McCarthy in the general election, with the redrawn district possibly being more favorable to Republicans in 2012.[6]

Becker distributed flyers accusing Scaturro of secretly being an "Arlen-Specter Democrat." This criticism arose because Scaturro was an aide to the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Specter was the chairman.[7] Scaturro, however, retorted that he is a strong Republican, and that he did not switch camps with Specter.[5]

On the issues, both candidates agreed on the need to repeal Obamacare, the need to support Israel, and the need to curtail entitlement programs.[8]

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