Dear Friend,

I am pleased to announce that Iyla Shornstein, who most recently served as Chief of Staff to Jeff Beals’ in his race for NY-19, has joined Team Kesten as our campaign manager. Iyla was actively involved in all aspects of the Beals campaign including field, budget, strategy, policy and events. Under her astute leadership, the Beals campaign spent less per vote than of any of seven campaigns in the NY-19 race.  Read more about Iyla here. You can reach her going forward at
Iyla joins an already outstanding campaign team, including Marni Rabin-Marron (Deputy Campaign Manager), Jackie Mishler (Finance Director), Mark Lieberman (Press Director), Elise-Ann Konstantin (Outreach Coordinator) and Laura Kelly (IT and web design). The team is rounded out by top strategic communications firm BerlinRosen, who has helped elect nearly two dozen members of the state legislature.
We will be turning in our petitions later this week (so stay tuned!), but in the meantime, it suffices to say we are firing on all cylinders, in large part thanks to the efforts of so many of you.
As a reminder our financial filing deadline is coming up this Thursday. Please consider making your contribution today or join us tomorrow night at our Wine Tasting featuring Bill “Tish” Tisherman, former editor of Wine Enthusiast. And please sign up to volunteer! The months ahead will be exciting… there is no better time to join us.

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