Today, Simcha Felder announced that Kalman Yeger has joined his campaign team as Senior Advisor. Yeger joins a team led by E. O’Brien Murray, an architect of Congressman Bob Turner’s surprise victory last year.
“I’m proud that Kalman Yeger has joined my campaign team,” said Felder. “I’ve known Kalman for over a decade, we’ve worked together in the past, and he has an incredible reputation. We share a deep attachment and commitment to our community, and I welcome him to our team,” continued Felder.
“Kalman and I have built a great working relationship over the last few months,” said E. O’Brien Murray, Felder’s campaign manager. “His advice since my arrival has been invaluable. I look forward to working with him as we plan and execute a victorious campaign.”
“I’m honored to be part of Simcha’s campaign,” said Yeger. “As a lifelong resident of what is now the 17th district, I can think of no better candidate to represent our community in the Senate. Simcha has a keen understanding of the challenges facing our community’s middle-class because he’s lived those challenges every day of his life.
“Our community has not had a State Senator for over a year. We need someone who shares our community’s values, hopes and aspirations, and someone who will serve with honor and integrity. Simcha is exactly the right candidate, and I know he’ll hit the ground running on day one and continue to make us proud,” continued Yeger.
Kalman Yeger served as the campaign manager for Councilman Lew Fidler’s campaign earlier this year for a vacant seat including parts of the 17th district. He is a senior advisor to Councilman David Greenfield whose surprise 2010 victory he helped engineer, and he was an architect of Shlomo Mostofsky’s successful campaign for Civil Court last month. Yeger previously served as Executive Director of former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer’s 2005 campaign for Mayor. Yeger was previously the Director of External Affairs for the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. A lifelong Brooklynite, Yeger is a member of Community Board #14 in Flatbush. Yeger received a law degree from New York Law School and resides in the Midwood neighborhood of what is now the 17th district.
Simcha Felder is running for the open newly formed 17th Senate District that encompasses Borough Park, Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington and Sunset Park. He is running on the Democratic, Conservative and Tax Cuts Now lines. Felder is currently New York City’s Deputy Comptroller for Budget and Accounting. He served the neighborhoods of Borough Park, Kensington and Flatbush in the City Council from 2002 through 2010.
(YWN Desk – NYC)