In the wake of an unsuccessful–and controversial–City Council campaign, Assemblyman Micah Kellner could be facing brewing opposition for re-election in his own district next year. Read More
Movin' On Up On The East Side
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio’s mayoral campaign received a boost this morning in the form of State Senator Liz Krueger’s official support.
“I know all of the candidates and I’ve been … listening to their vision for where they want to take the City of New York if they were to win,” she told Politicker, citing affordable housing and education. “I find myself–on topic after topic–being most consistently in agreement with Bill de Blasio.”
Garbage politics is continuing to dominate the mayor’s race.
Indeed, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is set to defend the controversial East 91st Street waste transfer station in an aggressive speech later this morning, and during a 7 a.m. petitioning stop on the Upper East Side, the mayoral candidate was bombarded with questions about the project, which she staunchly supports, despite residents’ fervent opposition. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More