Wednesday, January 23, 2008


U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced its New York Leadership Team. Ed Cox serves as Chair of John McCain's campaign in New York. He will lead the growing grassroots organization on behalf of John McCain's candidacy leading up to New York's February 5th presidential primary.

"John McCain has a record of leadership and experience unmatched in the area of national security," said Cox. "He is the resolute leader who will fight our enemies with intelligence and resolve to ensure we keep America free, safe, and strong. I am proud to help lead John McCain's campaign here in the Empire State."

John McCain thanked his campaign leadership in New York, stating, "I am pleased to have the support of Ed and so many other committed Republican leaders as our campaign works towards victory in New York."


State Chair
Ed Cox -- Senior Partner, Patterson, Belknap, Webb and Tyler, LLP

Honorary Co-Chairs
The Honorable Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State
The Honorable Pete Peterson, Former Secretary of Commerce
The Honorable John Whitehead, Former Deputy Secretary of State

Executive Director
Christopher Nixon Cox -- Founding Partner, OC Global Partners

Steering Committee
Hon. Fernando Acunto -- Former Charlton Town Supervisor
Steve Alfasi -- Former Trustee, State University of New York
Hon. Phil Boyle -- Assemblyman from Long Island
Bob Brown -- Former Vice Chancellor, State University of New York
Will Brown -- NYC District Chairman
Mark Broxmeyer -- Chairman, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Hon. Dan Burling -- Assemblyman from Wyoming County
J. Christopher Callaghan -- Former Saratoga County Treasurer
John Carley -- Senior Vice President, Cendant Corporation
Hon. Jack Carley -- Former Deputy Attorney General of New York State and Former FTC General Counsel and OMB General Counsel under President Reagan
Anthony J. Casale -- Former New York State Assemblyman
Jim Castro-Blanco -- Former President, Puerto Rican Bar Association
Jim Coleman -- Peer Advisory and Executive Coaching, Westchester County Coordinator
Noeline Cuker -- Vice President of Cooper Classics and Co-Chair, New York Women for McCain
Hon. Joseph J. DioGuardi -- Former U.S. Representative
Dany Esquilin -- NYC District Chairman
Richard Farren -- Director, New York League of Conservation Voters
Hon. Michael Finnegan -- Former Counsel to Governor Pataki
Kristen Kelly Fisher -- Board Member, Women's National Republican Club and Co-Chair, New Yo rk Women for McCain
John Fleming -- Executive Assistant to Yonkers Mayor Phil Amicone
Olga Gomez -- Former NYC District Chair
Gordon Gross -- Senior Partner Gross, Shuman, Brizdle & Gilfillan, P.C.
Russ Gugino -- National Account Manager, MACR and Coordinator for Western NY
Kevin Hanratty -- Secretary and General Counsel of the Irish American Republicans
Hon. Amory Houghton, Jr. -- Former U.S Representative from Corning
Robert P. Hovey -- Sergeant, New York State Police
Joe Kasper -- NYC District Chairman
Grant Lally -- Advisory Council Member, Republican National Lawyers Association
Hon. J. Bert Mahoney -- Mayor, Village of Waterford
Annemarie McAvoy -- Former Assistant U.S. Attorney - Eastern District of New York and Co-Chair, New York Women for McCain
Hon. John Meier -- Chairman, Chemung County Republican Party
Joe Misir -- Former candidate for Congress
Colonel Dominic Morelli -- President, Greater New York Statue of Liberty Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army and Chair, Veterans for McCain
Ed Mullins -- President, Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City
Bill Nojay -- Attorney & Republican Activist, Rochester
Carter Page -- Chief Operating Office, Energy & Power, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
Teddy Roosevelt IV -- Former Chairman of the League of Conservation Voters
Hon. David Rosado -- Former New York State Senator
Damian Stafford -- Vice President, CMA and Volunteer Coordinator
Kay Stafford -- Member, State University of New York Board of Trustees
Edward M. Straw -- Vice Admiral (Ret.), U.S. Navy
Dick Thaler -- Senior Partner, Thaler & Thaler in Ithaca
G. Thomas Trantor -- Former County Chairman, Chemung County

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