Candidate for Comptroller Harry Wilson Meets with Orthodox Union Leadership
Discusses terror free investing and nonprofit needs with lay & professional leaders
Harry Wilson, Republican nominee for New York State Comptroller, met today with leadership from the Orthodox Union (union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization in Manhattan to discuss the community’s public policy priorities.
Mr. Wilson, formerly a senior member of the U.S. Treasury team that oversaw the restructuring of the US auto industry, who is making his first run for public office, briefed the leadership on his vision for the Comptroller’s office and discussed how the office might advance priorities of the Jewish community. In particular, Mr. Wilson stated – despite recent news reports suggesting otherwise – he unequivocally believed the state could and should continue to divest from Iran and other state sponsors of terror, including not only those companies that directly do business there but from companies that “own large stakes” in such direct companies. Taking on a commonly raised objection to divestment, Mr. Wilson stated that divestment could be performed in a manner consistent with the fiduciary duties of trustees and investors, noting that in his time at the Blackstone Group, an investment firm, they did not invest in certain companies or countries because they were “bad business” investments and suggested the state pension funds could make similar decisions. Candidate for Comptroller Harry Wilson Meets with Orthodox Union Leadership FULL TEXT
TEXT CREDIT: Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America Contact: Howie Beigelman 212-613-8123 August 2, 2010 The New York Office 11 Broadway New York, NY 10004 Tel: 212-613-8123 - Fax: 212-564-9058 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org