Albany, New York, August 21, 2018 - Stephanie Miner and Michael Volpe have submitted petitions to appear on the November ballot as independent candidates for governor and lieutenant governor. They are running on the SAM (Serve America Movement) line.
The campaign collected 40,770 signatures from registered voters in every congressional district in New York State, more than two and half times the requirement. This is an important milestone, as it is notoriously difficult to get on the ballot in New York.
“New Yorkers showed they want a choice in this important election,” said Stephanie Miner.
Miner and Volpe will continue to travel across the state meeting voters and discussing their new approach to politics. Miner was a big-city Upstate mayor and Volpe is a small-village downstate mayor. As mayors, they believe in real problem-solving, not quick fixes and empty promises.
“Voters are fed up with politics as usual. The system that is supposed to help the people, has failed them. Both major parties are responsible,” Miner said.
SAM seeks to promote fairness, integrity and common-sense solutions that transcend the hyper-partisanship that grips Washington and Albany alike.