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. 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. 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. 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.
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. Such a New York Hotel Trades Council is deemed as the biggest union in the locality among hotel employees. 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. 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. In the year 2010, the campaigns for New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Comptroller Tom Dinapoli were all headed by the political strategies and campaign efforts of Neal Kwatra as well as the Union. 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.