GENE BERARDELLI was born and raised in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from Manhattan College with a B.A. in Government and International Studies and his Juris Doctorate from Quinnipiac University School of Law – at age 23, He is currently a successful practicing civil litigator with a seven figure settlement to his name.
A sought-after speaker on Election Law and politics, Gene served on the Kings County (NY) Republican Executive Committee (2007 – 2015) as Chairman of the Law Committee (2011 – 2015), where he worked with Republican attorneys to help grow the Party in the “People’s Republic of New York City” as part of a leadership team that pulled off near-impossible wins for seats in state and congressional elections. Gene also successfully tried the closest re-count in NY State Senate history! For his work with the Republican Party, Gene was honored as Brooklyn Young Republican of the Year in 2012, was Brooklyn GOP Counselor of the Year in 2014
RUSSELL GALLO has both academic and real-world political experience. He earned a B.A. in Government from John Jay College, and an M.A. in Political Science from Brooklyn College. Russell has served in many leadership capacities as a candidate, elected party official for the Brooklyn GOP (2005 – 2015), and a coordinator in high-profile campaigns efforts for Congressman Bob Turner, John Catsimatidis, and well as founding President of the Brooklyn Young Republicans.