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New York State political operative who worked with Philip Morris, Lorillard, the Tobacco Institute and with Scott Wexler at the United Restaurant, Hotel, Taven Assoc (URHTA) in fighting the New York City non-smoking ordinances.
1994 Dec 27: Nick Simeonidis of Lorillard reports to lawyer Jim Cherry that:
(1) Political operative Joni Yosewine will mobilize her assistants to direct faxes and phone calls to City Hall using her restaurant contacts made thus far;
(2) Fred Sampson of the Restaurant Association and Scott Wexler of the United Hotel, Restaurant and Tavern Owners Association will be asked to contact the Mayor's office ;
(3) I will compile a list of all restaurants who have publicly opposed the bill (Angelo's list plus that of Yosewine) for submission to the Mayor.
I would also like to pursue the idea of a meeting between Bob Tisch and either Peter Powers or the Mayor. Note that several "Board of Director level" personnel from Philip Morris have already met with the Mayor and, I am told, were poorly received.
[Note 'Bob" Tisch is actually Preston Robert Tisch, Owner of the New York Giants, who, with his brother Laurence, controlled Lorillard Tobacco, the Loews Group of theatres and hotels, and CBS Television. They were both also prominent New York philanthropists]