A Message from John

Growing up in a family of seven kids, I learned at an early age about the importance of standing up to be heard and in fighting for what you believe.

I worry greatly about the America we are passing on to our children. Overwhelming debt. Unsustainable entitlement spending. And a government bureaucracy that believes the best fix to any problem is an expanded federal one.

I will stand up and fight to change that.

Help me become the representative Central New York needs to make Washington work for us again. Support me as your Congressman for New York’s 24th Congressional District.

Local Roots

John was born and raised here. He knows what Central New Yorkers need to get things moving in the right direction. Learn more about John and his Central New York roots.

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Experienced and Tested

As a federal prosecutor, John Katko has helped clean up his share of messes. Now he’s prepared to help clean up the biggest mess of all – the one in Washington – by running for U.S. Congress.

  • Bringing People Together.

    In his role as a leader of the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force, John has brought prosecutors, police, clergy, community leaders, and neighbors from differing backgrounds together to successfully reduce violence crime and improve the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods within our community.

  • Fighting for All.

    John has spent the last sixteen years traveling across Upstate New York in his role as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting corrupt politicians, business frauds, drug traffickers, and gang members and making our community safer for every Central New York family regardless of race, creed, culture, or address.

  • Focused on Results.

    John’s entire professional career rested on his fair and decisive conviction of those who break the law, cheat the system, and harm our children. His dangerous work required first time success, and as a federal prosecutor, he delivered. It’s time to take that results-focused success to Congress to work for us in Washington.

  • Bipartisan Recognition.

    John has served under three different U.S. Presidents and received the highest professional honors from multiple Attorneys General – from both parties – and the Director of the FBI.

  • Bringing People Together.

    In his role as a leader of the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force, John has brought prosecutors, police, clergy, community leaders, and neighbors from differing backgrounds together to successfully reduce violence crime and improve the quality of life in targeted neighborhoods within our community.

  • Fighting for All.

    John has spent the last sixteen years traveling across Upstate New York in his role as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, prosecuting corrupt politicians, business frauds, drug traffickers, and gang members and making our community safer for every Central New York family regardless of race, creed, culture, or address.

  • Focused on Results.

    John’s entire professional career rested on his fair and decisive conviction of those who break the law, cheat the system, and harm our children. His dangerous work required first time success, and as a federal prosecutor, he delivered. It’s time to take that results-focused success to Congress to work for us in Washington.

  • Bipartisan Recognition.

    John has served under three different U.S. Presidents and received the highest professional honors from multiple Attorneys General – from both parties – and the Director of the FBI.

We need your help to put John in Washington. Make your contribution count today!

Be a part of the Katko team, make calls on behalf of the campaign, or show your support with a yard sign.

Latest News + Events

  • PUBLIC SCHEDULE FOR ELECTION DAY

    November 3rd, 2014

    Syracuse, New York – Following is the public schedule for Republican, Conservative, and Independence Party candidate for U.S. Congress John Katko (NY-24) for Election Day, Tuesday, November 4th. See full release: 11.3 – Katko Public Schedule

  • THE POST-STANDARD/SYRACUSE.COM ENDORSES JOHN KATKO

    October 31st, 2014

    The Post-Standard/syracuse.com enthusiastically endorses our campaign!

    The paper said, “Katko has persuaded us he would enhance that connection with constituents and be a force for compromise in Congress. It’s time to give him a chance.” Additionally, “The former federal prosecutor wants to be a forceful voice for Central New York and an agent of compromise in a broken Washington. We believe he has the leadership qualities to succeed.”

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  • JIM WALSH ENDORSES KATKO

    October 31st, 2014

    Says Challenger Best Suited to Represent CNY Needs and Interests in Congress

    Syracuse, New York – Republican, Conservative, and Independence candidate for U.S. Congress John Katko (NY-24) received the endorsement of former Rep. Jim Walsh at the GOTV rally on October 30. th .  Walsh says of Katko, “John Katko has the leadership skills, the demeanor and the required outlook to best serve our interests and further improve our quality of life in central New York. John is invested here and has spent the last 20 years fighting to protect families, bring people together and solve problems. We need more of that kind of pragmatic, inclusive leadership in Washington right now.” Former U.S. Rep. Jim Walsh represented Central New York in Congress for 20 years.

    See full release: Katko 10-30 invite

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