Monday, December 2, 2013

Who is Russell Gallo, Republican ? -- What is it that he wants to do ? -- And what is it that he is up against ?

Russell Gallo is the Secretary of the Kings County Republican Party and a long-time member of its Executive Committee

Gallo is a crusading Republican activist, who believes that one of the biggest things holding back the Republican Party from success in New York State and large swaths of Brooklyn is other Republicans who want to block the way forward 


Russell Gallo is an independent, energetic and enthusiastic Republican. His well-decorated active duty service with the U.S. Army and ready status in the Army National Guard demonstrates his loyalty to the United States and his profound commitment to maintaining its preeminent position in the world. In addition, Mr. Gallo has been a long time civil servant in the City of New York where his duties and advancement have shown that he is an effective professional in a sphere of public service that combines homeland security, law enforcement and several other public safety functions. Clearly, he takes his citizenship and civic duty to the nation, the State of New York and his own local community quite seriously.

For Russell Gallo, his personal conservative Republicanism is no less as serious an undertaking as those parts of him that were mentioned above. Almost immediately upon his initial return from from the Iraqi front in the global counter-attack on the terrorists in their home territories, he has tirelessly worked inside the Brooklyn GOP to institute the kinds of reforms needed to make the Republican Party in Brooklyn an effective engine to help propel  the NYC and NYS GOP -- first into competitiveness -- and then into the dominance that it last enjoyed in the 1970s.  He now knows quite well, how long, hard and frustrating the pursuit of that special vocation can be; and yet, he remains dedicated to it.

Since becoming active in the Republican Party in Brooklyn, Russell Gallo has been elected as a GOP State Committee member and helped weld the GOP organization in the 47th AD in the Bensonhurst and Gravesend sections of Brooklyn into one of the most effective organizations in all of Brooklyn. Since the first election of Craig Eaton as Republican County Leader,  Russell Gallo has worked as an effective and strong right arm in the body politic of the Brooklyn GOP. At the same time, he has pushed to have a more effective and streamlined party apparatus, that both encouraged independent initiatives and promoted worthwhile effort, while avoiding parochial agendas and petty selfishness by local party officials and other operators.

Gallo is no stranger to long and hard campaigns, having run for office a few times, because his party and democracy itself needed him to fill the line. So he selflessly stepped out over the years to fill in this breach or plug that hole in the ticket. He also volunteered his efforts for many campaigns on behalf of other candidates -- sometimes, when asked, even as manager. Several of those efforts were worthy and valient losses  --  two were signal successes by Republican candidates running in Brooklyn, the special election wins of Congressman Bob Turner and State Senator David Storobin. As a party loyalist, Gallo also helped out on the campaigns of every GOP office holder in Brooklyn.

Recently, Gallo and several of his allies were essential in fighting off a challenge to the leadership of GOP County Chairman Craig Eaton. That attack was deceitfully launched by narrow and selfish elements inside the Brooklyn GOP;  and  Mr. Gallo sees it as his duty to step up and help to isolate those particular elements ASAP.

Since one doesn't kill a snake by severing its tail, Gallo is determined to eliminate the threat by a direct decapitation. If you're a reader of this blog, both the postings and the comments, you should know what Russell Gallo is now up to regarding the primary and election of 2014.

If you think Russell is the right man for the job, let him know. If you think you can help, even better, still let him know, ASAP.

btw, Russell Gallo didn't assist in this post; he didn't even know that it might be in the works.  Thus, it is completely unauthorized; and any biographical or historical errors are strictly my own.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gale, you didn't tell about one of Russell Gallo's biggest accomplishments on behalf of Republicans in Brooklyn. He re-established a properly functioning and fully accredited Young Republicans Club in Brooklyn that conforms to the rules of both the New York State Young Republican Club and the Brooklyn Republican Party. That club is the only club in Brooklyn whose membership is young Republicans that are principally active within the Brooklyn Republican Party and as a body recognized by the Brooklyn Party Chairman. Together with its formal recognition and affiliation with the New York State Young Republicans, this makes the Brooklyn YRs the only lawfully recognized successor to the Brooklyn Young Republican Club established by Seth Low and lawfully authorized to use that name.

In addition to being the Brooklyn YRs first president, Mr. Gallo has been able to form cadres of Brooklyn YRs that have participated in the election campaigns of both Congressman Bob Turner and State Senator David Storobin.

Anonymous said...

Gale, this is ridiculous. You have lost all journalistic integrity and lost all of the promise this blog had when it was launched.

Galewyn Massey said...

What could you possibly mean ?

I am not a journalist, I am a blogger. In addition, my persona as "Galewyn Massey" is a fiction, so any notion of "integrity" is in the context of that fiction.

I post and comment as the muses direct. If what appears is correct, it is correct; if it is true, then it is true. Likewise if it contains errors, then it is erroneous; if it is false, then it is false.

If I aspire to accomplish anything, it is to be correct and truthful some time into the future -- sometime between Max Headroom's twenty minutes and twenty years sounds about right.

Anonymous said...

Beginning With Russ Gallo, We Should Create A List Of Possible Primary Opponents Against Golden.

Galewyn Massey said...

Who is "We" ?

Anonymous said...

What is Russell Gallo "up to regarding the primary and election of 2014"? And do we think "Russell is the right man" for what job exactly?

Anonymous said...

We is us anonymous folk and you with your semi anonymous blog. Let's get some people thinking about running.

Anonymous said...

Bring on Gallo - people are ready to support him

Anonymous said...

I know Russ Gallo. Believe me, he is no credible candidate for senate.

Galewyn Massey said...

If you are one of Gallo's close supporters, you probably know already. If you're not close to Russ, then you'll probably hear it directly from him at the upcoming holiday parties.

Of course I know, and I have provided that information to the subscribers of my exclusive newsletter

Galewyn Massey said...

Are you trying to undercut my exclusive newsletter with a comment like that !

Anonymous said...

You mean RG's greatest accomplishments to harass his own club members for helping Hayon even though the YR president voted to endorse Hayon?

Galewyn Massey said...

I hadn't mentioned the Hayon campaign in either the post above or any of my comments to it.

Anonymous said...

Nobody needs any list. If a candidate puts himself forward he is a candidate. The Republican Party backs him or not. For now it looks like it is only Gallo and Golden.

Anonymous said...

That must be the LaGuardia Club pushing for a list. They don't want Gallo as the candidate against Golden and they sound like they are threatening a boycott unless things get done their way.

Anonymous said...

I think you're wrong. Gallo is I-Talian. Sounds like a LaGuardia favorite to me.

Anonymous said...

I will say it if no one else will. Hayon is a piece of _____. I guess I won't say it cause I like gale and gale loves Hayon. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Russell Gallo will have a cadre of loyal supporters for whatever office he chooses to run in 2014.

That alone will probably put him way ahead of most other Brooklyn Republican hopefuls that might be or might become interested in a run for the assembly and/or state senate.

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