Storobin Camp Hires Former Felder Top Aide Pinny Ringel

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pinny-ringelPinny Ringel, a well-known figure in Brooklyn’s frum community who worked as an aide to Democratic ex-Councilman Simcha Felder, is joining the opposing team.

A well-connected source said this morning that Ringel has been hired as newly minted Republican Sen. David Storobin’s community liaison. The hiring decision was confirmed by Republican operative Michael Fragin, who himself just joined Storobin’s re-election campaign as a top adviser.

The hiring is a coup for Storobin, and a bit surprising, since Ringel had worked in Felder’s office from 2002 to 2010 – until Felder joined the New York City comptroller’s office. Storobin is now running for Senate against Felder, Ringel’s former boss.

“I don’t want to speculate on the reasons for it,” Fragin said.

Reached by phone, Ringel, who currently works as a liason to the Jewish community for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, declined to comment on his future plans.

“As of now, I am working in the New York public advocate’s office, so I cannot comment,” Ringel said.

Ringel himself at one point considered running for Felder’s Council seat, but ultimately passed. The seat was instead won in a special election by Councilman David Greenfield.

Storobin says that Nachman Mostofsky, the son of judicial candidate Steven Mostofsky, has also been hired, along with several others.

{City and State NY/Matzav.com Newscenter}

4 COMMENTS

  1. “Storobin says that Nachman Mostofsky, the son of judicial candidate Steven Mostofsky, has also been hired, along with several others.”

    Interesting. Steven Mostofsky wrote a letter supporting Fidler against Storobin, claiming “hakoras Hatov” (lol!) factor. I see his son can think on his own. Baruch Hashem. We will be voting for David Storobin.

  2. I’m sorry Pinny, but I can’t give Storobin my vote just to help you, because storobin had already earned my vote before you joined. Hatzlocho Pinny.

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