Thursday, November 23, 2006
Eliot Spitzer An Introduction
Eliot Spitzer, Governor-Elect (taken from Transition:NewYork Website)
Day One, Everything Changes. With that promise and with a historic electoral mandate, Eliot Spitzer was elected governor of the State of New York on November 7, 2006. Governor-elect Spitzer had previously served two terms as New York State's Attorney General. As Attorney General, Governor-elect Spitzer was credited with transforming a once moribund office into one of the premiere governmental agencies in the world. From advocating for New York's seniors in the fight against the pharmaceutical industry, to restoring the integrity of global financial markets to cleaning up the state's lakes, rivers and streams, Eliot Spitzer's tenure was marked by action, accomplishment and a never-ending zeal to take on the status-quo. Governor-elect Spitzer is ready to bring that same take-charge attitude and enthusiasm to the task of restoring New York to the great state, the Empire State that we know it can be. Over the course of his career in public service, he has urged New Yorkers to join him in making government work again for the people of the state, not against them. A Spitzer Governorship will be marked by wholesale reform of state government coupled with providing much needed tax relief to the middle class families that need it most; by affordable, accessible healthcare and restoration of New York's crumbling upstate cities. And, by a belief that we must ensure that our children strive not for mere educational competence and adequacy, but for a greatness matched only by the promise of this state itself. Governor-Elect Spitzer, the grandson of 4 immigrants who entered the country at Ellis Island was born in the Bronx, NY in June of 1959. Prior to his election as Attorney General he was a lawyer in private practice, an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan and a clerk to Federal District Court Judge, the Hon. Robert Sweet of the Southern District of New York. He lives in New York City and the Hudson Valley with his wife Silda-Wall Spitzer and their 3 teenage daughters.
A nice brief Bio on Eliot........andy