Joe Lieberman-Campaign Organization, New York
Joe Lieberman for President, Inc.
Senator Joe Lieberman announced his presidential campaign and filed papers with the FEC establishing his presidential campaign committee on January 13, 2003.  Craig T. Smith is national campaign director and senior advisor.

Joe Lieberman for President, Inc. New York Leadership
New York State Director Basil Smikle
(announced August 21, 2003)  Smikle came to the campaign from his position as deputy state director for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, serving as her liaison to elected officials, labor leaders, and community organizations throughout the state.  During Clinton's 2000 campaign he managed her events in the field.  He previously worked at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone and as a Special Assistant to Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer. He is a graduate of Cornell and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Smikle was raised in the Bronx and lives in Harlem.
Senior Advisor John Wellspeak
(announced August 21, 2003)  A senior aide to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, having served as his director of adminstration for the last 10 years.  He previously served as executive director of the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee, and assisted Alan Hevesi's gubernatorial campaign in 2002.  In 2000 he was field director for the Michigan Coordinated Campaign.  A native of Willsboro, New York, Wellspeak lives in Albany.
State Chair Sheldon Silver
(named as chair in June 2003) New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver endorsed Sen. Lieberman on March 9, 2003.

Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-17)    among the group of Congressmen that endorsed Lieberman on April 10, 2003

State Senator Rubén Díaz (Dist. 32 - South Bronx)    Dec. 5, 2003

New York Assembly Majority Leader Paul A. Tokasz  (Dist. 143 - Cheektowaga and Lancaster)   Oct. 30, 2003

Assemblyman Sam Hoyt (Dist. 144 - Buffalo and Grand Island)  Oct. 30, 2003

Assemblyman Brian Higgins (Dist. 145 - Buffalo, Lackawanna, Orchard Park and West Seneca)  Oct. 30, 2003

Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo (Dist. 84 - Bronx) - elected in 1994 as the first Puerto Rican woman elected to any State Assembly in the U.S.    Dec. 5, 2003

Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi     April 3, 2003 

Amherst Town Supervisor Susan Grelick.    Oct. 30, 2003


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