Andrew M. Saul
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Andrew M. Saul was a Republican candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 19th Congressional District (map) of New York. He was seeking the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. John Hall (D-N.Y.).
Positions, record and controversies
Andrew Saul, candidate for Congress in New York’s 19th District, is a successful family man and businessman who has spent his career building businesses and giving back to the community as a dedicated public servant and caring philanthropist.
After graduating from the Wharton School of Finance in 1968, Andrew served as Vice President of Store Operations for Brooks Fashions Stores. In return for Andrew’s hard work and innovative leadership he was named President of the company. As President, Andrew created over 4,000 good paying jobs and grew the company into a successful multi-million dollar corporation listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
After successfully building Brooks Fashions, Andrew and his family purchased Cache, Inc., a then bankrupt women’s apparel company based regionally in Florida. As Cache’s Chairman of the Board, Andrew successfully turned the company into a national chain that now has more than 300 stores, is a member of the Russell Index, and is publicly traded on NASDAQ. During the time that Andrew was rebuilding Cache he founded Saul Partners, a successful investment company, which he still manages.
Andrew's Public Service
Andrew’s dedication to public service is like that of his good friend Congressman Hamilton Fish. With a strong desire to give back, Andrew made a decision to dedicate his free time to his community. Andrew served for ten years as the Westchester Representative to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and maintains a leadership role there, where he currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Finance Committee. His accomplishments include increasing the efficiency of the MTA, bringing Metro North to more New Yorkers by extending the Harlem line to Wassaic, and securing the funding that allowed Bee-Line Bus riders to use Metro Cards.
Andrew, after U.S. Senate confirmation in 2002, serves as Chairman of the Federal Thrift Investment Board. As Chairman, Andrew manages the retirement funds for most federal employees, including Military Personnel and Postal Service employees. Andrew’s accomplishments with the Federal Thrift Investment Board include cutting operating expenses by over $20 million while helping to grow the plan by over $2.5 billion a month. When Andrew began as Chairman, the fund was valued at $98 million, under his leadership he has grown the fund to $225 billion. It is the largest retirement fund in the United States of America, providing retirement security for more than 3.7 million participants.
Andrew’s dedication to New York includes his work with Mt. Sinai Medical Center, where he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee; he also serves as Vice Chairman of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. He is a member of the Advisory Board at the John Jay Homestead. Andrew is a frequent supporter of the Dia Foundation in Beacon and the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, where his wife Denise is a Trustee. Andrew is on the Trustee’s Council of the National Gallery and serves on the boards of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Sarah Neuman Nursing Home in Westchester.
Born in 1946, Republican candidate for Congress Andrew Saul has been a resident of the 19th Congressional District for more than 20 years and is a lifelong resident of New York. He has been happily married to his wife Denise for almost 40 years and together they have two daughters; Jennifer and Kimberly, and two beautiful grandchildren; Caroline and William.
Money in politics
Committees and affiliations
Saul will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
Saul for Congress
PO Box 667
Katonah, NY 10536
Phone: 914.232.SAUL (7285)
Articles and resources
Related SourceWatch articles
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:New York and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on New York's 19th Congressional District
- ↑ Saul's FEC filings
- ↑ Andrew Saul for Congress Campaign Website
- Andrew Saul for Congress Campaign Website
- Saul's FEC filings
- 2008 Race Tracker page on New York's 19th Congressional District
- Josh Kurtz and Bree Hawking, "Millionaires Poised to Take GOP Fight to N.Y. Freshmen," Roll Call, April 19, 2007.