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Patrick J. Curry
Title: Executive Assistant to the Comptroller
With experience in city, county, and state government, Patrick J. Curry has been a top adviser to Comptroller Schroeder for more than a decade, in addition to being a published journalist and public relations specialist. Curry is responsible for all media relations, press releases, graphic design, website management, and is the Comptroller's liaison to the Common Council and other governmental entities. He also serves as Host and Executive Producer of the
television show on Channel 22.
Prior to joining the comptroller's office, Curry served as Chief of Staff for Schroeder during his four terms in the New York State Assembly. As Chief of Staff, Curry was responsible for overseeing all communications, public relations, legislation, constituent service, and capital projects for Schroeder. He had similar responsibilities when Schroeder was an Erie County Legislator, serving as his Communications Director.
A grandson of Irish immigrants, Curry was born and raised in Buffalo, graduating from City Honors School before earning a Bachelor's Degree from the University at Albany in just over three years. As a reporter for The Record, a daily newspaper out of Troy, NY, Curry wrote 45 published articles, 16 on the front page, during a five-month internship. Also published on the front pages of The Record's Region, Money, and Education sections, Curry covered local and national politics, crime, health care, education, business, technology, weather, and human interest stories for the newspaper. Curry has broadcast experience in both television and radio. He was an intern on CNN's Connie Chung Tonight, in the network's New York City Bureau, and was the host of The Pat Curry Show, a weekly radio program on WHLD- a.m. in Buffalo that discussed politics, sports, and current events.
Curry serves on the board of directors for the South Buffalo Education Center, which offers free GED test preparation, vocational training programs, and computer classes. An avid rugby player, Curry formerly served as Vice President of the South Buffalo Rugby Football Club, and continues to be involved with the team, both as a player and a member of the executive committee. Curry has done pro-bono writing and public relations work for the South Buffalo Education Center and South Buffalo Rugby Club, and has written several articles for the Greater South Buffalo Chamber of Commerce's business directories and newsletters. Curry lives in Buffalo with his wife, Katie, and their two children, Kevin and Evelyn.
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