This Week’s Guests on John CATS Roundtable Radio Show include(Sunday, November 9th 2014):
- Senator Dean Skelos is the Republican Majority Leader of the New York State Senate. First elected to the Senate in 1985, he is serving his fifteenth term in the New York State Senate. Senator Skelos, the highest-ranking Republican official in state government, has long been an outspoken advocate for reducing taxes, controlling government spending and helping the private sector create new jobs. He was elected Majority Leader of the Senate by his colleagues on two occasions, in June 2008 and January 2011. Leader Skelos represents the 9th Senate District in Nassau County Long Island.
- Ambassador Gary Doer has been the Canadian Ambassador to the United States since October 2009. Prior to taking up his current position in Washington, Ambassador Doer served as Premier of Manitoba for ten years. During that time, he worked extensively with U.S. Governors to enhance Canada-U.S. cooperation on trade, agriculture, water protection, climate change and renewable energy.
In 2005, he was named by Business Week magazine as one of the top 20 international leaders on climate change.
Ambassador Doer is from Winnipeg. He is married with two daughters.
- Governor Ed Rendell served as the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania, from 2003 to 2011. Prior to Governor, Rendell was the District Attorney of Philadelphia from 1978-1986. He then was elected Mayor of Philadelphia and served there from 1992-2000. Rendell, a member of the Democratic Party, was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in 2002. He was a member of the Democratic Governors Association Executive Committee and served as General Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 presidential election.
- Floyd Abrams is an expert on constitutional law; an attorney at Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York City. He has presented a number of arguments before the United States Supreme Court many of which have been adopted as United States Constitutional interpretative law as it relates to the First Amendment and free speech. He is the William J. Brennan Jr. Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. Abrams appearance before the Supreme Court as an advocate of the First Amendment has put him in a class of prominent legal scholars who have shaped American understanding of their fundamental rights under the United States Constitution.
- Edward Mullins is President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association (SBA). He joined the New York City Police Department in January 1982. Promoted to Sergeant in 1993, he was assigned to the 19 Precinct on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and subsequently transferred to the Detective Bureau in Brooklyn South. On July 1, 2002, he was elected President of the SBA. As President of the SBA, one of New York City’s most visible labor unions, and one of the largest police unions in the nation, he oversees the daily administrative and operational functions of a 11,000 member organization with assets in excess of $180 million and serves as the organization’s chief spokesman, advocate and visionary.
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