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March 1st, 2021

Andrew Yang Appoints André Richardson as Senior Advisor for Politics & Strategy

**RELEASE** March 1st, 2021

New York, NYToday, Andrew Yang, Democratic Candidate for Mayor of New York City, announced that André Richardson, a leading Democratic political operative with one of the most enviable win records in the state, has joined the campaign as Senior Advisor for Politics and Strategy.

André brings to the campaign nearly 20 years of experience as one of New York’s  top political and campaigns strategists, ideating and guiding on-the-ground strategies to reach the right voters, with the right message, and turn them out to win elections. He has similarly built inspiring campaigns for youth-health initiatives and voting reform.  Said André Richardson, “When you have been on enough campaigns, you know when you’re on a winning one. Andrew Yang for New York is one of those campaigns. In a matter of weeks, they build a nimble campaign operation with smart talent and even smarter strategies. And best yet, they have the only candidate in the race with the grassroots enthusiasm and the broad coalition you need to win in New York City." Said Andrew Yang, “André knows this City as well as anyone, and it’s an honor to have a close advisor to top Brooklyn elected officials, including a member of House Democratic leadership, in our corner. He is the perfect addition to our growing team, with the energy, skills, and gut instinct that continues to generate so much momentum.” André is also the Founder of Paragon Strategies, which launched in 2011 and provides general consulting services, including direct mail targeting, mobilizing mass constituencies, field operations, voter micro-targeting and accountability, polling, message development, and overall campaign management. André also founded the Build the Bench organization, helping create a new ecosystem for people of color to organize and mobilize in New York and building a movement towards political unification for Black and Brown people that engages prospective young political leaders, artists, and entertainers of color who have a passion for civic engagement and social responsibility. In 2019 and 2020, André was named to City & State’s Brooklyn Power 50 List. He graduated from New Jersey City University.


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