Howard Wolfson

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Howard Wolfson
Deputy Mayor of New York City for Governmental Affairs
In office
January 26, 2010 – December 31, 2013
MayorMichael Bloomberg
Preceded byKevin Sheekey
Succeeded byVacant
Personal details
Born1967 (age 51–52)
Middletown, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of Chicago
Duke University

Howard Wolfson (born 1967) is a Democratic political strategist. He served as a counselor to the former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, replacing Kevin Sheekey as Deputy Mayor of New York City for governmental affairs.[1][2]

Life and career[edit]

A native of New York City, Wolfson graduated from the University of Chicago and holds a Masters in U.S. History from Duke University. He first worked for U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) as her chief-of-staff and press secretary, and was executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 1998 to 2000. He served as communications director for the U.S. Senate campaigns of Charles Schumer (1998), Hillary Clinton (2000, 2006), and Ned Lamont (2006).

Wolfson was co-chief strategist and communications director for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign, after which he became managing director at the consulting firm Glover Park Group. He advised the campaign of Bill Thompson for New York City Comptroller in 2005. He was a senior strategist for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2009 re-election campaign. Wolfson served as a strategic adviser to News Corp. in its public relations campaign against Nielsen. He was a Fox News contributor, and advised Ned Lamont's campaign for governor of Connecticut. Wolfson is also the author of the music and politics blog Gotham Acme. From August to November 2008, Wolfson wrote a blog on The New Republic's website, called "The Flack", that covered the final months of the 2008 presidential campaign. He also sits on the Board of Directors for The 74, an education news website.[3]


  1. ^ Michael Barbaro and Raymond Hernandez (2010-01-25). "Bloomberg to Hire Ex-Clinton Strategist". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-05-12.
  2. ^ Juli Weiner (2010-03-02). "Technically, Howard Wolfson Could Now Affect the Lives of 8.3 Million People". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on 2011-06-14. Retrieved 2014-05-12. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "Supporters". The74. Retrieved 2016-04-04.

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