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Press Release - Mayor Giuliani Announces Mario Bruno, Jr. as New York State Executive Director

June 18, 2007

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee announced today that Mario Bruno, Jr. has joined the team as Executive Director for the state of New York.

Bruno, who served in the former Mayor's administration, will oversee all aspects of the Giuliani campaign in the state, from building upon existing grassroots support to promoting Rudy's message of strong leadership.

"Mario is well-respected in Republican circles," said Giuliani Campaign Manager Michael DuHaime. "His experience as a public servant and his political knowledge are tremendous assets as we work toward victory in the primary. Mayor Giuliani is proud to have Mario on board."

Bruno joins a strong and growing New York leadership team including Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, Assembly Republican Leader Jim Tedisco and Republican State Committee Chairman Joseph Mondello, who have all endorsed Rudy. Former Congressman Guy Molinari and former New York State Republican Committee Chairman Bill Powers are serving as state Co-Chairs. In addition, Rudy has received endorsements from over fifty current and former members of the State Senate and State Assembly and more than fifty Republican County Chairmen and County Executives.

About Mario Bruno, Jr.:

A lifelong New Yorker, Mario served as Assistant Commissioner of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and was originally appointed by Mayor Giuliani.

Mario, a mechanical engineer by training, holds a Bachelor's degree from the Polytechnic Institute of New York. He held various roles within the New York City Department of Transportation for 19 years. Mario is active in Republican politics, having managed Senator John McCain's New York presidential campaign in 2000. He served as a member of the New York Republican State Committee for five years and has managed several local races. Mario lives on Staten Island.

Rudy Giuliani, Press Release - Mayor Giuliani Announces Mario Bruno, Jr. as New York State Executive Director Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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