FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Campaign Spokesman Leonard Peters T: (212)864-1190 / E: email@example.com One of NYC’s Most Prominent Author, Political Commentator, Professor & Political Advisor Fred Siegel Endorses Matthew Silverstein for NYC Council Fred Siegel Releases The Following Statement: “2013 is a crucial time in the history of New York City. Next year we will elect a new generation of leaders. Today I am pleased to endorse the candidacy of one of those leaders my friend Matthew Silverstein for New York City Council (19th District). I have known Matthew for some time at his current job with America Works of New York, and Matthew is just what the City Council needs. Matthews experience at putting New Yorkers back to work with America Works of New York will serve him well in helping put all New Yorkers Back To Work. If New York City is going to thrive once again we need to elect moderate elected officials who have new ideas and can work together to make NYC great once more. I know that Matthew will make a fantastic Councilman”. About Fred Siegel: Fred Siegel is the author most recently of The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life (2005), which received the cover review in the NY Times Book Review. His previous book “The Future Once Happened Here: New York, D.C., L.A. and the Fate of America’s Big Cities” was named by Peter Jennings as one of the 100 most important books about the United States in the 20th century. Mr. Siegel, who has been a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and has taught at the Sorbonne, is also a former Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington. A professor at The Cooper Union for Science and Art from 1983-2009, he is currently both a scholar in residence at St Francis College in Brooklyn and a senior fellow at The Manhattan Institute. The former editor of The City Journal, he has written for The New Republic, The Atlantic, The Public Interest, Commentary, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dissent, The Weekly Standard, The Washington Post’s Outlook section and The Times Literary Supplement as well as numerous academic publications. He also appeared widely on television and radio including the PBS News Hour, the CBS and ABC Evening News, CNN, MSNBC and The O’Reilly Factor. Mr. Siegel, who was a senior advisor to Rudy Giuliani’s 1993 mayoral campaign and wrote the candidate’s path breaking quality of life speech, gave the 2000 Bradley Lecture at the American Enterprise Institute, on “The City and its Successors. In addition to three earlier books, he has written widely on American and European politics. Described as “the historian of the American City in a November 2011 profile in The Wall Street Journal. He is currently writing a book tentatively titled Revolt Against the Masses: The Untold Story of American Liberalism.