Wednesday, July 8, 2015

MALONEY | Dem Electeds in Sag Harbor

L to R: Rebecca Seawright, Carolyn Maloney and
Tim Bishop. Photos by JT Marlin.


July 8, 2015–Mitch Draizin kindly opened his $3 million Sag Harbor house for a fundraiser for Democrats on Sunday afternoon.

Mitch is principal of Longview Capital Advisors, Inc which serves middle-market NYC real estate developers as a financial advisor, as well as a mortgage and investment banker.

Mitchell serves as a Trustee at Truman National Security Project/CNP, Advisory Board for The New Leaders Council (NLC), NY/NJ Board of Directors for Playworks and Board of Directors for The Congressional Award.
Lots of carp in Mitch Draizin's fish pond.

He mentors young people who are entering the real estate and finance professions.

He is also a volunteer teacher of  a high school course in Economics and Entrepreneurism in two NYC schools.

The beneficiaries of the fundraising were Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Assemblywoman Rebecca A. Seawright

Introducing them were Former Rep. Tim Bishop, NY State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, and Eleanor Roosevelt's biographer Blanche Wiesen Cook.

L to R: Bishop, Maloney, Seawright
and Tom DiNapoli.
NYC Public Advocate Tish James was there and conducted a highly effective auction of a lunch with Blanche Cook. My bid was lost in the dust.

Tom DiNapoli gave what I thought was an effective introductory speech. He was elected with 51 percent of the vote in 2010 and 60 percent in 2014.

Mitch Draizin's house has a fish pond. I checked it out and it has a fine collection of carp.

I spoke with Rita Wasserman of Springs and Clare Coss, the playwright whose well-reviewed play Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington was produced in New York City in February.