Joe Lhota

Joe Lhota Credit: Joe Lhota (Charles Eckert)

Long before Joe Lhota became Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s top deputy — in fact, before the two men had any connection at all — Lhota’s wife Tamra signed up for Giuliani’s 1989 campaign for mayor.

Back then, the Lhotas, who’d met while both were employed at the Paine Webber investment firm, were newly married and settling into Brooklyn Heights, where they still reside. After a couple of weeks as a Giuliani volunteer, she said, she was asked to join the fundraising staff full time. Giuliani barely lost that year, but when he won in 1993, it was Tamra Lhota who had headed the campaign’s fundraising operation.

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