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Important Things You Need to Know About Neal Kwatra

The political consulting firm named Metropolitan Public Strategies is founded by Neal Kwatra who is also the firm’s CEO. Before he founded Metropolitan Public Strategies, between the years 2011 and 2013, he served as the Chief of Staff to Eric Schneiderman, the New York State Attorney General. Being the Chief of Staff, Neal Kwatra made sure to look after the direction and management of the office and made sure to handle its daily operations. During the year 2008 when financial crisis was apparent, he made sure to run after the biggest financial institutions who have committed mortgage fraud. He has focused his legal efforts before to stand by the campaigns that the office of the AG was going for in addition to being on the forefront of letting Wall Street firms pay for their mistakes. 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. This campaign helped in monitoring the occurrence of abuse of prescription drugs wherein every drug prescription is being monitored electronically.

It was later in the same year that Neal Kwatra became the reason why the finance regulations of the not-for-profit campaigns of the state have been improved. This move has made the AG of New York became at the center of the controversy surrounding the dark money that the political system seemed to have.

It was at the New York Trades Council that Neal Kwatra started off being the Director of Political and Strategic Affairs before all his work at the office of the AG came to be. This New York Hotel Trades Council was well known for being the biggest union among hotel employees across the nation. During the years 2008 and 2011, Neal Kwatra made sure to have the 30,000 members of the council to be a political force to be reckoned with. The Hotel Trades Council and Neal Kwatra did a lot of opposition research. Both of them planned out and coordinated what political strategies they must embark that have led to the Democrats doing what they have not done in the past four decades and that is gaining 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. In the following year, the Union and Neal Kwatra once again played a crucial role in the political campaigns of Governor Andrew Cuomo, Comptroller Tom Dinapoli, and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. 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.