Kerry and Allies-Organization, New York

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State Director Rodney Capel
(officially started June 15, 2004)  Prior to joining the campaign Capel served as political director for the New York State Democratic Committee, starting in August 2001.  Deputy state director in the office of Sen. Charles Schumer from Jan. 1999-mid-2001; took leave to serve as deputy state director  the Gore/Lieberman campaign in fall 2000.  Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Education, 1997-1999.  Has almost finished an M.A. in political management from The George Washington University; B.A. in political science from Syracuse University.
Political Director Maribel Torres
Worked for Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.  
Deputy Political Director Seth Gladstone

Juanita Scarlett served as Communications Director from summer through late September 2004; she finished the campaign working in Florida.  (Scarlett is a longtime spokeswoman for Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, and previously was a press aide to Gov. Mario Cuomo).

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State Chair Assemblyman Herman "Denny" Farrell, Jr.
(from Dec. 2001) Elected to the State Assembly in 1974; district enompasses West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood.  Farrell has been chairman of the Assembly Ways and Means Committee since 2001.  Prior to his election to the Assembly he served as the Assistant Director of the Mayor's office in Washington Heights, and as a Confidential Aide to a State Supreme Court Justice.
Executive Director Chung Seto
(since May 2001; started at the party in Jan. 2001 as Communications Director)  Communications Director of Victory 2000 New York Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Worked on the Clinton/Gore campaigns in 1992 and 1996 and served in the Clinton Administration in several positions including Press Secretary at the Department of Labor.  Born in Hong Kong.
Deputy Political Director Victor E. Franco

Finance Director Jackie Brot

Office Manager Cynthia Sanchez


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