Jerry Skurnik has lived in New York City his entire life. He is currently a partner in Prime New York, a political consulting firm he established in 1988 that supplies of data for campaigns on local, state and national levels. He first became active in politics in 1966 when he worked as a volunteer for Ted Weiss’ Congressional campaign, and worked in numerous political campaigns since then. He served eight years as a mayoral advisor, mainly as liaison to elected officials and community groups for New York City Mayor Ed Koch.
More significantly to the responsibilities of the Commission, Jerry served as a member of the Task Force on the Future of Off-Track Betting in New York State.