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Greek-American Harry Wilson launches run for New York governor

Greek-American Harry Wilson launches run for New York governor

Greek-American businessman Harry Wilson has announced his candidacy for this year’s race for New York governor.

The candidate said he will be using $12 million of his own money to support his bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination.

“I’m running for Governor to turn around New York. Our state is totally broken. Rising crime, sky-high taxes, closed schools, corrupt politicians. I’ve spent my career turning around failing organizations. Let’s get this done,” he said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Wilson, 50, who has a Greek immigrant mother, Nikki, was born and raised in upstate Johnstown, and went on to earn degrees from Harvard University and Harvard Business School.

In a campaign video published on Tuesday, he said he was running for governor “because I cannot sit by while New York is devastated by career politicians.” 

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