Thursday, January 31, 2013

Roosevelt Island Assembly Member Micah Kellner Running For NYC Council Seat Vacated By Jessica Lappin - Lappin Running For Borough President

According to Assembly Member Micah Kellner:
For the past six years, I’ve had the privilege of representing the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island in the New York State Assembly. During that time, I have received a tremendous outpouring of support from friends like you, for which I am truly grateful.

I entered public service to tackle the tough issues and to fight on behalf of our community. Whether it has been creating new schools to alleviate overcrowding or filing two lawsuits to stop the ill-conceived East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station, I work every day to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods. And with your help and support, I’ve been able to do just that.

This year presents me with a new opportunity to serve – by running for the open seat in the 5th City Council District on the Upper East Side and Roosevelt Island.

In 2013, New Yorkers will elect a new Mayor and a new City Council. Our city needs experienced leaders who can get to work on Day One. As a member of the City Council, I’ll be able to use my legislative experience to make a difference for New Yorkers when it matters most.

I’m humbled by the early encouragement I’ve received from community leaders, and I’m excited to take this next step....
Mr. Kellner has been an active presence and supporter of Roosevelt Island interests while in the State Assembly.

As previously reported, Ben Kallos is running for the same City Council seat and has received support from Roosevelt Island residents.

It will be an interesting race between them for the support of Roosevelt Island residents and the 5th City Council District.

Also, current Roosevelt Island NYC Council Member Jessica Lappin is term limited and is now running for Manhattan Borough President.

UPDATE 1:25 PM - There is another candidate in the race for the 5th NYC Council District, Hill Krishnan.