Downtown Alliance Taps New President

Former Upper East Side Councilwoman Jessica Lappin has been named president of Alliance for Downtown New York, the nonprofit announced.

She will take over the post, as well as that of president of the Alliance’s sister organization, the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association, on February 10.
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Gale Brewer Press Release Touts Support From Former Interns

Gale Brewer. (Photo: Facebook)
Gale Brewer. (Photo: Facebook)

Some campaigns point to endorsements from powerful labor unions. Others tout backing from notable elected officials and political clubs.

Upper West Side Councilwoman Gale Brewer boasted today about her former interns.

“Council Member Gale Brewer has been known since she was elected to office, and even prior, for enlisting interns that could make US Senators jealous,” declared the release from her campaign. “During her tenure in the City Council, Gale offered countless internships in her district and city hall offices. ”

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Two State Senators Rescind Their Micah Kellner Endorsements

A sheet touting Assemblyman Micah Kellner's council endorsements. Councilwoman Jessica Lappin's appears covered up.
Kellner campaign literature with Councilwoman Lappin’s name removed.
Assemblyman Micah Kellner’s campaign for Councilwoman Jessica Lappin’s Upper East Side seat just lost a few more supporters.

Joining Ms. Lappin, State Senators José Serrano and Brad Hoylman withdrew their support of Mr. Kellner following revelations that he had sexually harassed a former staffer.

“The news surrounding Assemblymember Micah Kellner is indeed troubling. In light of this news, I along with my colleague, Senator Brad Hoylman, will be rescinding our endorsements of Micah for the City Council seat he’s seeking,” Mr. Serrano said in an email to Politicker. Continue reading “Two State Senators Rescind Their Micah Kellner Endorsements”

Micah Kellner Raises Over $123,000

(Photo: Facebook)
(Photo: Facebook)

Assemblyman Micah Kellner has maxed out.

In 53 days, Mr. Kellner, a candidate for Upper East Side Councilwoman Jessica Lappin’s seat this year, has raised over $123,000 from over 440 donors, his campaign announced this morning. The total makes Mr. Kellner one of the strongest fundraisers in the city and effectively means he can’t raise any more money for the decisive Democratic primary while accepting public matching funds.

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Carolyn Maloney and Jessica Lappin Back Micah Kellner for Council

Micah Kellner (Photo: Facebook)
Micah Kellner (Photo: Facebook)

Upper East Side Assemblyman Micah Kellner’s campaign for the City Council got a nice boost this morning with the official endorsements of the neighborhood’s congresswoman, Carolyn Maloney, and the woman whose job he’s aiming to grab, Jessica Lappin.

“I wholeheartedly endorse Micah Kellner for City Council. I have been honored to represent the 5th District for the last seven years and know he will make an outstanding Council Member for our community,” Ms. Lappin said in a press release. Continue reading “Carolyn Maloney and Jessica Lappin Back Micah Kellner for Council”

Robert Jackson’s Manhattan Beep Bid Endorsed by the United Federation of Teachers

Councilman Robert Jackson (Photo: Facebook)
Councilman Robert Jackson (Photo: Facebook)
Councilman Robert Jackson has racked up the endorsement of the United Federation of Teachers in his bid to be Manhattan’s next borough president. UFT President Michael Mulgrew announced the endorsement, which was voted on by the members of the teacher’s union, in a statement today.

“For more than 30 years, Robert Jackson has fought for New York City’s public school children and has been their champion and advocate,” Mr. Mulgrew said. “He understands personally the power of education and has fought to make sure every child has the chance for the best education possible.” Continue reading “Robert Jackson’s Manhattan Beep Bid Endorsed by the United Federation of Teachers”

Micah Kellner Announces Candidacy for City Council

(Photo: Facebook)
(Photo: Facebook)

Step aside Joe Lhota, you’re not the only one who registered a new campaign account today.

Assemblyman Micah Kellner, who had been “inching” towards a City Council campaign as far back as April of last year, officially pulled the trigger by forming “KELLNER 2013” and, in a statement, announced the bid as the next step towards representing his Upper East Side constituents.

“I entered public service to tackle the tough issues, and to fight for our community. This year presents a new opportunity to serve by running for New York’s 5th City Council district,” Mr. Kellner said. Continue reading “Micah Kellner Announces Candidacy for City Council”