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Second Evaluation for New Brooklyn GOP Chairman: Nancy Mottola-Schacher

September 23, 2009

We here at Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn are evaluating the most likely individuals to be the new Brooklyn GOP Chair. My first evaluation was that of City Council Candidate Bob Capano.

As I’ve already indicated, THESE ARE EVALUATIONS, NOT RECOMMENDATIONS. If, by next week, one candidate stands above them all, any of my colleagues or I might take a stand in favor of a candidate. At the outset, we lay these options down for you, the constituents of the party, to become familiar with the figures of the party most likely to succeed current Chairman, Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton.

I want to be as fair as possible in this process, and you all are free to examine my evaluation, comment on them, and offer your insights. Of course, you can always email us as with your thoughts and suggestions!

For my second evaluation, I will be reviewing Ms. Nancy Mottola-Schacher.

What do we know about Ms. Mottola-Schacher?

Well, from the web, we know Nancy Mottola-Schacher is the New York City Board of Elections Republican representative from Kings County and was appointed by the New York City Council in 2001.

An attorney, Ms. Mottola-Schacher has served as the law judge for the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. She was the law secretary for Judge Joseph Soviero and served as the senior attorney for the New York State Mental Health Information Service, second Judicial Department.

Ms. Mottola-Schacher earned her B.A. and J.D. from St. John’s University.

She has been the president of the Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association and was named the Kings County “Republican of the

Year for Community Service” by the Brownstone Republican Club. Ms. Mottola-Schacher has been honored with the national achievement A.M.I.T.A. award as the most distinguished American woman of Italian descent in the field of law.

She was also named Republican of the year by the Kings County Republican party in 2001.


She is clearly experienced and has been recognized by the local Republican party organizations and the county party. Also, it would of course be nice to break the old boys club and have a woman as chair!


Ms. Mottola-Schacher, being a Board of Elections’ figure, is likely to be embedded in the current administration of the party. This would be most troubling. We must consider that the BOE  is one of the most infamous organizations in the state, and you all might have trouble trusting someone so personally motivated in the BOE. We need someone who will be independent, and we don’t know if she will be just that.

However, she is likely to be a creature of pure self-interest, ready to stomp on The Duke if she senses the tide has turned against him (which clearly it already has). As such, she might (stress might) be willing to allow the seeds of reform to nurture and grow so as to prevent an all out coup or war among the highly sectarian party.

Now we know that what the party needs is a unity candidate, someone who will clear out the weeds but not needlessly send people to the political guillotine when a peace can be forged. That will take someone with character and a forgiving heart. We just don’t know if Ms. Mottola-Schacher is that person.

Nevertheless, she will be, at the very least, mentioned at the county committee convention as a possible replacement, so she merits an evaluation on our list.

Next up, Francisco D’Anconia’s evaluation!

  1. Monsieur Meursault permalink
    September 25, 2009 6:41 am

    Two days posted already. No positive or negative comments by Atlas readers. ?

    Strange that nobody has commented on this potential replacement of Il Duce, Craig A. Eaton, Esq.

    Perhaps Nancy Mottola-Schacher is unknown to many?

  2. GOP Philosopher permalink
    September 25, 2009 11:11 am

    I don’t trust anyone from the Board of Elections. That place is trouble.

  3. Old Timer permalink
    September 25, 2009 11:19 am

    Bring Back Hy!!


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