An­drea Cat­si­ma­tidis, Daugh­ter of NY Bil­lion­aire to As­sume Lead­er­ship of Man­hat­tan GOP

The Jewish Voice - - NEW YORK - By: Yosef De­latit­sky

The new leader of the Man­hat­tan GOP may be An­drea Cat­si­ma­tidis, the daugh­ter of bil­lion­aire talk show host, busi­ness­man, and for­mer Repub­li­can may­oral can­di­date John Cat­si­ma­tidis. Ac­cord­ing to a Crain’s New York re­port this week, An­drea Cat­si­ma­tidis is hop­ing to re­place Adele Mal­pass, the out­go­ing Chair­woman of the Man­hat­tan GOP. Mal­pass is leav­ing her post and re­lo­cat­ing to Wash­ing­ton with her hus­band David Mal­pass, who was re­cently con­firmed as the Trea­sury Depart­ment’s un­der­sec­re­tary for in­ter­na­tional af­fairs.

“She’s al­ways been in­volved in pol­i­tics,” John Cat­si­ma­tidis told Crain’s New York, ac­cord­ing to the new site. “All the stuff I did for gov­er­nors and sen­a­tors and pres­i­dents in my life. I think she’s very qual­i­fied, she’s out there run­ning.” Cat­si­ma­tidis is the owner and CEO of Man­hat­tan gro­cery chain Grist­edes Foods (the city’s largest), and is the owner and CEO of real es­tate avi­a­tion com­pany the Red Ap­ple Group.

GOP hope­ful An­drea Cat­sim­i­datis sep­a­rated from her hus­band, Chris Cox, in 2014. Cox had a deep po­lit­i­cal lin­eage as the grand­son of Richard Nixon, and the son of Ed Cox, the Repub­li­can Party chair­man of the New York State GOP. As Crain’s New York noted, Adele Mal­pass was ap­pointed by the el­der Cox in 2014 to serve as head of the Man­hat­tan GOP, re­plac­ing out­go­ing chair Dan Isaacs.

Catisi­ma­tidis of­fi­cial site, Cat­si­ma­tidis.com, ap­pears to present a case for its young sub­ject’s lead­er­ship qual­i­fi­ca­tions. The site notes that Cat­si­ma­tidis is cur­rently an ex­ec­u­tive at her father’s Red Ap­ple Group, work­ing pri­mar­ily in the Real Es­tate, In­vest­ment, and In­sur­ance di­vi­sions. She is also a grad­u­ate of New York Univer­sity’s Stern School of Busi­ness, and dur­ing her time as a stu­dent was named one of NYU’s 15 most in­flu­en­tial stu­dents for the lead­er­ship skills she demon­strated as pres­i­dent of the NYU Col­lege Repub­li­cans.

The site notes that Cat­si­ma­tidis also serves on the board of the DoughMain Ed­u­ca­tion Foun­da­tion, which pro­motes chil­dren’s fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy, and is in­volved with or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the Po­lice Ath­letic League and the Alzheimer’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

“She’s al­ways been in­volved in pol­i­tics,” John Cat­si­ma­tidis told Crain’s New York, ac­cord­ing to the new site. “All the stuff I did for gov­er­nors and sen­a­tors and pres­i­dents in my life. I think she’s very qual­i­fied, she’s out there run­ning.”

The new leader of the Man­hat­tan GOP may be An­drea Cat­si­ma­tidis, the daugh­ter of bil­lion­aire talk show host, busi­ness­man, and for­mer Repub­li­can may­oral can­di­date John Cat­si­ma­tidis.

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