2011-12-02 / Community

Romney Picks Ulrich To Lead Things In NYC

Councilmember Eric Ulrich Councilmember Eric Ulrich Rockaway’s Councilmember Eric Ulrich has been selected by the Mitt Romney campaign to spearhead the Republican frontrunner’s campaign operations in New York City, according to representatives of Romney’s campaign.

Ulrich has been selected to serve as Romney’s New York City Chairman. The announcement was made by New York State Chairman to the campaign and former Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari.

“Since being elected in 2009, Ulrich has emerged as one of the rising stars in the Republican party,” Molinari, said. “I am honored that he has agreed to work with me to ensure that Gov. Romney assembles a formidable organization here in New York City for our party’s primary, and we return New York to the Republican column next November.”

Ulrich, 26, is one of a handful of Republicans in the New York City Council and has been serving the Rockaway peninsula since his special election victory in 2009.

“As the debate over our nation’s future reaches a critical stage, I am certain that Gov. Romney has the experience and ideas needed to get our country moving again,” Ulrich said. “In 2009 and 2010 the Republican Party in New York City experienced remarkable gains in city, state and congressional elections. I am looking forward to working with Guy Molinari to build on those successes and elect Mitt Romney to the next president of the United States.”

Ulrich was born and raised in Ozone Park. After graduating from Cathedral Preparatory Seminary High School, he studied political science at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Prior to holding public office, Ulrich was president of Our Neighbors Civic Association of Ozone Park and active with the Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach, Jamaica Rotary and the 102 Police Precinct Community Council. He is also a former member of Community Board 9.

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