Ms. Ama Yawson declares Democratic Candidacy for Nassau County Comptroller

MINEOLA, NY (TIP): Ms. Yawson announced, May 24, her candidacy for Nassau County Comptroller, a remarkably accomplished woman with extraordinary credentials not seen in Nassau County Government. Ms. Yawson is a graduate of Harvard University, Cum Laude, and holds a Juris Doctor and a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Pennsylvania Law School and the prestigious Wharton School, respectively. Ms. Yawson has held positions as senior counsel and as a financial analyst at leading financial institutions such as Citibank and Bank of America. She will join with County Executive Candidate George Maragos for the Democratic Party nomination to restore trust in government and end corruption. Ms. Yawson is committed to ensure that every taxpayer dollar is well spent in order to make Nassau County a better and more affordable place to live and raise a family.

“As a mother of two young boys and a small business owner, I am very aware of how difficult it is for young families to make ends meet in Nassau County. The excessively high property taxes stemming from the pervasive corruption and patronage in government are unbearable for so many families,” said Ms. Yawson. It is time that people such as myself, not beholden to anyone, step forward to reform government, ensure transparency, end patronage to politically connected special interests, and reduce the tax burden on our working families, seniors and veterans. It is time that young people such as myself, with fresh perspectives, step forward to ensure that Nassau County is a place of opportunity for all its residents. I am honored to have been asked by County Executive Candidate George Maragos to run as an Independent Democrat for County Comptroller.”

“Ms. Yawson is a remarkable individual with outstanding credentials not seen in other government officials,” said County Executive candidate George Maragos. No other candidates measure up to her qualifications to be Comptroller. I am honored to have Ms. Yawson running with me on our Independent Democratic Ticket to clean up politics in Nassau County, end corruption, lower property taxes and ensure equal pay for all women and provide for maternity leave.”

About Ama Yawson, JD, MBA

Ms. Yawson is married with two young boys and lives with her husband in Freeport. She is currently the small business owner of Milestales. Milestales is a boutique publishing house and education consulting practice that provides student assemblies and adult training programs on issues of leadership, bullying prevention, diversity, body autonomy, and other topics. Ms. Yawson, is also the author of a bestselling bullying prevention book entitled Sunne’s Gift. She performs Sunne’s Gift and other stories during her life-changing programs at schools, universities, corporations, and organizations all over the country.

Ms. Yawson, previously worked at Citigroup Inc. and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, as Senior Counsel specializing in documentation for; financial transactions and disclosure, capital markets transactions relating to shelf offerings of debt securities, and initial public offerings of equity securities including prospectuses, pricing supplements, term sheets, underwriting agreements, terms agreements, legal opinions, 10b (5) letters, and various certificates. She researched issues and provided legal analyses on various topics including corporate governance and broker dealer regulation. Notable projects included Allison Transmissions $690M IPO, Citigroup’s 1-10 reverse stock split, the remarketing of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority’s $7.5B investment in Citigroup’s Upper DECS Equity Units, and TPG’s $525M purchase of Primedia.

As a mother of young children, Ms. Yawson is a champion of working families. She is also an advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners through her weekly radio program “How to Make it in the City” which airs on WBAI 99.5FM Pacifica Radio in New York City.

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