Stu and Jessica Loeser, power couple
How did you meet?
Stu Loeser: We met at the State Democratic Convention in 2004.
Jessica Loeser: Stu was working for Chuck Schumer.
Stu Loeser: I was working for Chuck Schumer. He was being renominated for the Senate... I had a cancelled event, I had a little bit of extra time, I saw her working. … And I asked a mutual friend, Chuck's director of intergovernmental operations, who she was — she was clearly a staffer — and instead of telling me, he went up to her and said, 'Chuck's press guy is asking who you are; what do you think?' And she said—
Jessica Loeser: I said, 'I'm working, I don't know why you have time to have this conversation,' and kind of walked away.
Stu Loeser: But eventually, we exchanged names and telephone numbers, and we went out.
Do you talk about work?
Stu Loeser: We don't talk about specifics of our work. Obviously we talk about our lives, we talk about work. We don't talk about areas in which there could be a disagreement. We just don't. We agree that we can't talk about certain things.
Do your professional lives ever overlap?
Stu Loeser: We'd been married nine weeks when Speaker Silver killed — I was working for the mayor already—
Jessica Loeser: When Shelly told the mayor 'no'—
Stu Loeser: When the speaker told the mayor that there would not be a—
Jessica Loeser: West Side Stadium.
Stu Loeser: A sports and convention center on the West Side of Manhattan.
Jessica Loeser: I guess that was our honeymoon.
Would you want your kids to go into politics?
Jessica Loeser: We have a lot of plans for our imaginary children. Careers we haven't mapped out just yet.