The Significant Contributions of Neal Kwatra
The political consulting firm named Metropolitan Public Strategies is founded by Neal Kwatra who is also the firm’s CEO. He did, however, started off in his political career as the Chief of Staff to Eric Schneiderman, the New York State Attorney General, during the years 2011 to 2013. In this role of his, Neal Kwatra saw to it that the direction and management of the office was headed to the right strategic direction as well as the day-by-day operations that the office had. In the year 2008 when financial crisis was at its peak, he was the one leading the pursuit of the major financial institutions who have made the wrong move of committing mortgage fraud. Whatever campaign the AG’s office started, he made sure to be one of the frontrunners of them and was also the person who was accountable in holding Wall Street firms responsible. In the year 2012, it was again Neal Kwatra who has made sure that the AG was able to pass the I-STOP or the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing as state-wide measure. To lower the occurrences of prescription drug abuse, this campaign was done to have a means to monitor electronically the number of drug prescriptions that are dispensed in the entire state.
In the same year, Neal Kwatra was again the person who made sure to look into the fixing of the various finance regulations being imposed upon not-for-profit campaigns. The debate of the dark money that is said to be present in the political system has been on the rise during that time with placing the AG of New York at the center of this debate.
Before Neal Kwatra played a big part for the AG, he was working as the Director of Political and Strategic Affairs at the New York Hotel Trades Council. This New York Hotel Trades Council was well known for being the biggest union among hotel employees across the nation. Neal Kwatra made efforts to put into the political path the 30,000 members that belonged to this council during the years 2008 and 2011. Opposition research was being carried out by the Hotel Trades Council and Neal Kwatra who saw through it all. Through their careful political planning, strategizing, and operations, what was once impossible over the past four decades to take place on the part of the Democrats have now turned into reality where they have captured majority of the New York State Senate. In the year 2009, Neal Kwatra and the HTC headed the campaign of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and 22 of New York City’s council candidates. Come the next year, 2010, Neal Kwatra and the Union once again combined their political efforts being on the forefront of the political campaigns of Comptroller Tom Dinapoli, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and Governor Andrew Cuomo. It was during this time that the Union was well recognized as a big name in New York politics will all its staff being highly organized, effective in campaign volunteering, and undeniably great at doing political research.
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