Readers Write: Questions Wu needs to answer in VGN mayoral run

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I am concerned by some declarations made by candidate James Wu. Something does not add up.

Let me first recap some of my employment and non-profit roles prior to my current career (those which are relevant here) in private wealth management:

I was an executive assistant to Gov. George Pataki, his regional director of the Empire State Development Corporation, his appointee to the board of CUNY and to the United Nations Development Corporation. I also, obviously, worked on his campaigns under Ambassador Charles Gargano.

I have also been involved in organizing the largest annual Holocaust survivors’ gathering in the US (at NYC’s Temple Emanu-El), since 1978, under the late Ben Meed. I have been for many years a Vice President of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors.

In these contexts, I have never met nor heard of Mr. Wu.

If he performed any work for the American


Gathering, with whom did he do so?
If he was a senior campaign aide for Gov. Pataki, through whom did he report?
And if the latter occurred, how did he then work for the Obama campaign – and with whom? This is also as philosophically challenging as Anna Kaplan, who was endorsed by Iran-Surrender-Plan-Obama, but she lost in her native Great Neck only to be rescued by those whose interests greatly diverge from Great Neck’s – but I digress.

Will anyone out there ask Mr. Wu to substantiate his claims as noted above? Also – is there any reason that he marched on Memorial Day with U.S. Marines – does anyone have any knowledge of that service?

All this does not add up. Reminds me of Sen. Blumenthal of Connecticut.

Jeffrey S. Wiesenfeld
Great Neck

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