Important Things You Need to Know 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. 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. 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. This campaign helped in monitoring the occurrence of abuse of prescription drugs wherein every drug prescription is being monitored electronically.
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. 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.
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. 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. Neal Kwatra and the Hotel Trades Council have put forth their efforts in doing opposition research. With their coordinated efforts, after four decades of being in the minority part of the New York State Senate, the Democrats finally attained majority of this position. 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. 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.