Former NY Conservative Party leader & 60 Plus Board Member Michael Long Passes Away at 82

“We’ve lost a lion for individual liberty.”

Former state Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long — a powerful force in New York politics who was instrumental in getting Republican George Pataki elected governor — died Sunday morning after a long illness. He was 82.

The 60 Plus Mission

Founded in 1992 by Jim Martin, we are a nonpartisan seniors advocacy group with a free enterprise, less government, and fewer taxes view towards issues important to seniors.

Our top priorities are to end the federal estate tax and to save Social Security for future generations.

We are often viewed as the conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).