Luke Henry's State Assembly Campaign Announces Hiring of Petitioning Expert Alan Zimmerman:


New York, NY (May 29, 2008)--Luke Henry's State Assembly campaign today announced that it has hired petitioning expert Alan Zimmerman to direct its petitioning operation.

Zimmerman, who specializes in helping candidates overcome New York's outdated petition requirements and gain access to the ballot, brings over 35 years of New York political experience to the Henry team. He will work in close coordination with a grassroots network of volunteers.

No campaign for which Zimmerman has directed the petitioning operation has ever failed to get onto the ballot. This is no small accomplishment in New York, where candidates are often "bumped" from the ballot for failing to comply with meaningless technicalities. Zimmerman has run many successful petition operations in New York, including Charlie King's 2006 campaign for Attorney General, with over 50,000 signatures.

"After years of Speaker Silver's failed leadership, New York's petition requirements remain the worst in the nation, preventing even strong candidates from getting on the ballot," said Henry. "But I can't win this election and change the system unless I get on the ballot myself, and Alan Zimmerman has deep expertise in this area. We are excited that he has joined our team."

"Luke has lined up an impressive team of dedicated volunteers," said Zimmerman. "Working together, I am confident that we will be able to ensure that Luke gets on the ballot."

For more information, please contact Kate Tomassi at (646) 408-4452,

Petition Party

When: Sunday, June 1, 2008 (2pm to 6pm)

Where: Luke Henry Headquarters, 86 Madison Street, Chinatown (between Market and Catherine Streets)

Why: To help us collect signatures. Learn how to help Luke get on the ballot and challenge the incumbent for the first time in 22 years. The first day of petitioning is Tuesday, June 3!

RSVP: andrew (@)

Petition Day Kick-Off Party

When: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 6pm to 8pm

Where: The Blind Tiger Ale House, 281 Bleecker Street @ Jones Street

Why: Come meet Luke and help us celebrate the first day of petitioning for signatures.

House Party

When: Thursday, June 5th 7pm to 9pm

Where: Mercer Street (b/w Broome & Grand)

For details please RSVP by email to: adam (at)