George Pataki ( born June 24, 1945) was the 53rd Governor of New York. Pataki was a lawyer who was elected as mayor in his hometown of Peekskill. He later went on to be elected in the State Assembly and then State Senate for the Republican Party. Pataki announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2016 Presidential election.
Pataki’ s campaign failed to gain ground. He failed to make the main stage in candidate debates and at some was excluded all together. On December 29, 2015 he announced his withdraw from the Presidential Race and his endorsement for Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
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