Two months after Assemblyman Gary Finch announced his support for state Sen. John DeFrancisco in the race for governor, he is now endorsing the likely Republican gubernatorial nominee.
Finch, R-Springport, backed Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro for governor. He made the announcement in a news release Monday.
The two men are former state Assembly colleagues. Before being elected county executive, Molinaro served in the Assembly from 2007 to 2012.
"Marc has a brilliant mind and is a gifted communicator," Finch said. "He is a man of high integrity … His energetic style, inclusive message and wealth of experience will bring a tremendous change to the governor's mansion."
Molinaro is one of three Republican candidates in the race for governor. DeFrancisco, R-DeWitt, and attorney Joe Holland are also seeking the GOP nomination.