Greg Hach, Business Owner And Veteran, Announces 2024 Challenge To George Santos

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Greg Hach, an Air Force veteran and co-founder of a law firm, has announced his candidacy for Congress in New York’s Third District as a Republican.

He will be challenging Rep. George Santos in a primary race.

Greg Hach Announces His Candidacy

“I am running for Congress because honorable third district voters were conned by a crook and serial liar. I am running to restore integrity to an office that’s been corroded by fraud,” said Hach.

“It’s time to elect a principled, conservative public servant with the experience and the toughness to take on the liberals in Washington and get things done. The road to solving these problems will not be easy and our shared goals will not be reached overnight. But I will work tirelessly to earn the trust and support of third district voters and represent them honorably in Congress.”

Since it was exposed that George Santos allegedly fabricated much of his background while running in 2022, Republicans have taken numerous actions against him.

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U.S. Rep. George Santos speaks to reporters as he leaves the federal courthouse in Central Islip, N.Y., Wednesday, May 10, 2023. A 13-count federal indictment unsealed in New York accuses Santos of embezzling money from his campaign, falsely receiving unemployment funds and lying to Congress about his finances. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

In January, the Nassau County GOP called on Santos to resign — with some leaders declaring they’d have nothing to do with him and urged Santos’ constituents to seek assistance from Reps. Anthony D’Esposito and Andrew Garbarino.

Greg Hach, George Santos, and Other Republicans in 2024

Greg Hach joins Kellen Curry, another Republican, in the primary against Santos.

While the recently-indicted Santos is running for re-election, he has stated in the past that he would not mount a third party challenge if he lost the Republican nomination.

On the Democratic side, former State Sen. Anna Kaplan, Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan, Democratic donor Zak Malamed, and St. John’s professor Will Murphy.

Hach grew up in Hicksville in a union household. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force during the final years of the Cold War. He served for several years, including abroad on the island of Crete, before returning home to complete his undergraduate education at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Hach then earned a law degree from Ohio Northern University’s Petit College of Law.

Months after the 9/11 attacks, Hach co-founded Hach & Rose LLP and represented victims of the terrorist attacks at no cost.

“Over the past 20 years, Hach has fought for workers from all walks of life injured or killed on the job and built Hach & Rose into one of the top workplace injury firms in New York,” Hach’s campaign said in a news release announcing his candidacy.

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Greg Hach and family.