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Scott Levenson
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Scott Levenson is an internationally recognized consultant and has built The Advance Group into one of the country's leading strategic consulting firms. Scott created The Advance Group following a decade of community organizing and labor union organizing, which included serving as the lead advance person for Jesse Jackson's Presidential Campaign in 1988 and as Director of Advance for David Dinkins' mayoral campaign in 1989.
Scott ran Mark Green's successful 1993 race to become New York City's first elected Public Advocate, and from 1994 through 1999, he served as Chief of Operations for the Office of the Public Advocate of the City of New York. Scott also served as the Campaign Director for both Mr. Green's 1998 run for the U.S. Senate and Ruth Messinger's 1997 campaign for Mayor of New York City.
Scott is a national commentator on New York City and national Democratic politics. He can often be seen on television, radio and in print media. Scott is a trained organizer and campaign veteran with a national reputation. A Political Science major with a specialty in African Studies at Boston University, Scott has a son, Sebastian, and lives in Forest Hills, New York.

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A Shift in Focus, a Push to the Polls

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2013 | 9:35 AM

Today is Election Day and, needless to say, there are plenty of important races waiting to be decided. Assuming recent polls are correct, Bill de Blasio will be New York City's first Democratic mayor in 20 years and his focus on the most disadvantaged potions of our population...

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Get Out What Vote?

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 1:55 PM

The process of voting in New York City is uninviting, cumbersome, and riddled with landmines that can discourage even the most conscientious citizens from exercising their fundamental democratic right. Recent elections have demonstrated just how disturbing the downward trend in turnout has become, especially when juxtaposed with the ever-increasing population...

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Washington's Sea Wall

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 10:07 AM

In less than two months, we will mark the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, which brought ruin upon our shores and uprooted families across the East Coast of our nation. The devastation reverberates today in New York and New Jersey, which are still struggling to rebuild after property damage and...

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