Some Key Facts About Neal Kwatra
Today, Neal Kwatra is better known as the CEO and founder of his own political consulting firm namely Metropolitan Public Strategies. 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. 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. He made sure to run after the various mortgage fraud cases that were committed by the big names of the financial industry during the year 2008 when the financial crisis was real and big. 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. 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 that same year, later on, Neal Kwatra was the one who turned out to be responsible in looking at fixing the finance regulations that the not-for-profit campaigns of the state are having. This has led the AG of New York to be at middle of debate regarding the dark money that is supposed to be surrounding the nation’s political system.
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. 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. 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.