News, views and commentary on Long Island, state and national politics.
Some interesting white-collar news from the politically prominent: Harold Ickes, the former adviser in the Bill Clinton White House, has been elected chairman of the board of the Garden City-based law firm Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein.
Ickes, a longtime member of the firm, will continue serving as co-chair of its labor and government-relations practice. Most recently he's been in the news as a campaign backer of Mayor Bill de Blasio before the latter with whom Ickes worked in the 2000 Hillary Clinton Senate campaign emerged as front-runner in the NYC race last fall.
Under President Clinton he was assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff between 1994 and 1997, and he rejoined the Meyer, Suozzi firm in 1998.
As stated in the firm's news release: