Noah Yago, President


Noah Yago's first foray into politics was as a Page for Senator J. Bennett Johnston (D-LA) at the age of 17. He was an Alternate Delegate for John Kerry at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, is a member of the Manhattan Democratic County Committee, Community Board #3, and has served on the steering committees or executive boards of a number of community oriented and politically minded non-profit organizations.

Yago, who grew up in Queens and attended Stuyvesant High School, now lives in the East Village. He works in finance and holds an MBA from Stanford and a BA from Tufts.

Other political organizations that Yago has been affiliated with are: the New Democrat Network, the Capital D Group (dedicated to establishing a Democratic majority in the New York State Senate), the New Politics Institute (a progressive media think tank), the California Young Democrats, and a slew of campaigns.

Harry Malakoff, VP Operations

malakoff.jpgMalakoff is a native New Yorker who grew up in the Alfred E. Smith projects on the lower East Side. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and holds a BA from Hunter College and an MA from Columbia.
Malakoff is a member of the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Board, a former member of the Village Temple Board of Trustees, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa from 1967-1968. In 1994, he founded the Greenwich Village Girl's Basketball League, an organization on which he still serves as its Commissioner.

Malakoff works as a commercial and residential real estate broker in New York and New Jersey.

Raymond Cline, VP Political Affairs

cline.jpgRay became a district leader in his home town of Albany, Georgia, at the age of 20, mostly through his involvement in the civil rights and anti-war movements. He moved to NYC to pursue a career in theatre and writing. He became involved with the needy by developing a food program at Hell's Kitchen's Holy Cross Church, ran for City Council in 1989, and became the Democratic State Committeeman in the Chelsea/Clinton area of Manhattan. He was a public member of Community Board #4 and a full member of Community Board #5 from 1992 through 1997.

A resident of Greenwich Village since 1993, he became President of the Club in 1998 and served as President again in 2005. He has set up free clinics at the Children's Shrine Hospital, is a member of his co-op board, Friends of LaGuardia Place, BAMRA (Bleecker Area Merchants and Residents Association), and the 6th Precinct Community Council. He is President of the St. Cecile Scholarship Fund, which aids young musicians who need financial assistance. He was the Manhattan coordinator for term limits which helped change the face of city government and he helped fight NYU over the demolition of the Poe and Judson houses.

Dorothy Harris, Treasurer

harrisd.jpgBorn and bred in Queens, Harris was a member of the Hubert H. Humphry Democratic Club in Queens before moving to Manhattan in 1986. Harris spent her last year in Queens invalidating petition signatures of Lyndon LaRouche supporters against Queens Congressman Gary Ackerman, who still represents her old congressional district. She has been very active in the VRDC ever since.
Harris lives with her husband, Arthur Harris, just north of Washington Square. She spent 32 years working in the New York City Public School System, of which 16 years were as the head librarian of the first NYC multimedia library.

Harris graduated from Hunter College Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. She also holds an MLS from St. John's University and a CFP from Adelphi University.

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