State Assemblyman Marc Butler, R-Newport, has been endorsed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association in his re-election campaign for the 118th Assembly District.

State Assemblyman Marc Butler, R-Newport, has been endorsed by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association in his re-election campaign for the 118th Assembly District.

Butler, according to a news release, was endorsed for his support of Second Amendment rights, his work to protect outdoor and shooting sports and his firm support of Remington Arms, a major employer of residents in his district.

Butler is facing a challenge from Republican Patrick Vincent in a primary on Tuesday, Sept. 13.