Tag Archive: Barry Grodenchik

Jan 23 2013

Panakal to Lead Grodenchik’s Campaign

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Young people doing big things.

ICMYI: Dominic Panakal will be leading Barry Grodenchik’s campaign for Borough President.

[Press Release] Grodenchik Announces hiring of Dominic Panakal as Campaign Manager

Barry Grodenchik, candidate for Queens Borough President, announced today that he has hired Dominic Panakal to serve as his campaign manager. After a strong first filing in January, the Former Deputy Borough President continues to build momentum in this campaign.

“Dominic is a seasoned and smart political mind. I am excited to have him on my team. He has demonstrated through his savvy and hard work that he will be an outstanding asset to our campaign” Barry said.

Mr. Panakal, a lifelong resident of Queens, has quickly become a valued and recognizable aide in the Queens political community. He served as Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s Chief of Staff and as Lancman’s Deputy Campaign Manager for his Congressional race. Mr. Panakal was also a campaign aide to Kevin Kim during his primary race for the City Council in 2009.

Dominic said “Barry is the right person for this moment. He has the experience, skills, and temperament to bring people together and work towards achieving what is truly best for Queens. I am excited for the opportunity to spread this unifying message to every part of this borough.

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Jan 17 2013

Did Marshall Sanction Online Hit Jobs?

Screen shot 2013-01-17 at 3.57.12 PMWho knows what happens behind closed doors, but Helen Marshall sure does. For years there’s been an unwritten code in Borough Hall, protect the dear leader at all costs.

“They made us go online and post good stuff about her while we were on the clock,” said a staffer under the condition of anonymity. “We thought our jobs were on the line, so we did it.”

The revelation confirms years of suspicious activity on blog and newspaper commentary where city staffers can post multiple tirades while having their name concealed.

But some of the comments are not in the Beep’s defense; rather taking affirmative, often times hostile positions against her detractors.

What is unclear at this time is the role former Deputy Borough President Barry Grodenchik, now running to replace Marshall, may have played under the allegedly sanctioned hit jobs which often occur on city time (and at the taxpayers expense) giving an unfair home field advantage to Helen Marhsall’s number one guy.

More on this to follow.

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