Skye’s SOMOS Scoop: Day 2

Editor’s Be aware: PoliticsNY’s intrepid reporter Skye Ostreicher is down in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the annual SOMOS political gathering the place electeds, their operatives, lobbyists, consultants and PR spin docs eat, drink and make offers. That is her day by day report.

Brilliant sunny skies and highs of 88 levels are how Thursday started with sights of former Councilman Eric Gioia having fun with an 11 a.m. espresso on the El San Juan pool whereas Max Kramer selected a chaise within the shade to take nonstop calls. Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright noticed in her normal shiny colours beachside whereas lobbyist Joni Yoswein sipped a accountable water with lemon noon.

The largest information of the day: State Senator Shelley Mayer introduced her race for NYS Legal professional Basic. Tune into the unique video interview right here on PoliticsNY with Skye.

Arriving within the night for the numerous outside receptions included Suffolk County Government Steve Bellone accompanied by a big staff of employees, Councilman Keith Powers, Freelancers Union head Raf Espinal in addition to State Senators Mike Giannaris and Brad Hoylman who donned fits whereas Senator Kevin Parker rocked hip-hop-meets-island cruise put on. Nice to see political household trio: Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages and her brothers Nassau County Legislator Carrie Solages and Choose Phil Solages. 

Talking of household, who woulda thunk it: Within the SOMOS “we/us” spirit, Republican Councilman Joe Borelli noticed constructing relationships throughout the political aisle with Councilpeople-elect Tiffany Cabán & Chi Ossé. Additionally noticed: former candidates Ischia Bravo and Khari Edwards – might one other run for public workplace be of their future?

Schneps Media’s Labor Energy 100 recipient Anthony Wells President, SSEU native 371, loved time reclined on the reception for Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzales whereas Councilwoman-elect Nantasha Williams spent the day inside learning for her PhD in social welfare.. might she be the primary physician to serve on the NYC Council?

A moist night beneath the Banyan Tree Pool Bar attracted not solely Puerto Rico’s smallest gnats, “no-see-ums,” but in addition big-time lobbyists from Statewide Public Affairs, Greenberg Traurig and CMW Methods, Brooklyn Borough President-elect Antonio Reynoso, Councilwomen-elect Althea Stevens and Pierina Sanchez in addition to Councilman-elect Shaun Abreu and others.

Put up-reception swarms of politicos flooded the sidewalks between motels in Vegas-like mobs that includes NY Constructing Congress Authorities Affairs’ Charlie Samboy who embraced Millennial Methods’ Jeff Guillot in a full-body hug.

Late dinner hotspot Santaella was stuffed up with tables of insiders from Bolton St. John’s and Mercury Public Affairs in addition to actual property professionals from the Durst Org, Two Timber and Brookfield Properties, George Fontas, Kathy Hochul staffers and State Senator Michelle Hinchey.

Again on the late-night El San Juan bar scene, the buzzing political crowd, and a few non-political spouses, partied effectively previous 2 a.m.

With three full days left of the SOMOS Puerto Rico convention, we can have extra updates to return together with potential NYC Council Speaker gossip because the race & temps warmth up.

For real-time SOMOS updates or to submit a scoop, comply with Skye on Twitter @SkyeStats or on Instagram @thefashionabledemocrat.

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