Stop Common Core to Change to Reform Party 

The “Stop Common Core” ballot line, which received enough votes in the 2014 elections to gain permanent ballot status, is changing its name to the Reform Party and will broaden its focus to include an array of issues.

GOP candidate for Governor Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, launched the “Stop Common Core” line as part of his campaign last year in an effort to gain support among anger and frustration with the state’s Common Core rollout.

Now that it has ballot status for at least the next four years, the backers of the line will submit its formal rules and governing board to the state Board of Elections.  Michael Lawler, Astorino’s campaign manager, will be the party’s chair.