Some Key Facts About Neal Kwatra
Neal Kwatra is currently the CEO and founder of Metropolitan Public Strategies that is a political consulting firm. 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. 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. 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. The I-STOP or the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing was even passed successfully as a state-wide measure during the year 2012 with Neal Kwatra’s help to the AG. 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 all of Neal Kwatra’s influence on the office of the AG, he was appointed as New York Hotel Trades Council’s Director of Political and Strategic Affairs. Such a New York Hotel Trades Council is deemed as the biggest union in the locality among hotel employees. 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. Opposition research was being carried out by the Hotel Trades Council and Neal Kwatra who saw through it all. 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. It was again the joint effort of Neal Kwatra and the HTC in the year 2009 to start off the political campaigns of Michael Bloomberg, then New York City Mayor, and 22 other candidates for the New York City Council. 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. The Union has become a political name in New York after the tremendous political research skills, organizing, and effective campaign volunteer of all members of the group.