Saturday, September 7, 2013

Manhattan Borough President Candidate Jessica Lappin Speaks At Roosevelt Island Candidates Forum - Lappin's Election As Manhattan Borough President In Best Interest Of Roosevelt Island Community

Jessica Lappin is well known on Roosevelt Island having served us in the NY City Council since 2005. Ms. Lappin is currently seeking the Democratic Party nomination for Manhattan Borough President.

Ms. Lappin was the only Manhattan Borough President candidate to appear at the August 27 Roosevelt Island Candidates Forum. Ms. Lappin spoke about her history representing Roosevelt Island, support for affordable housing, enforcing Cornell NYC Tech's commitments to Roosevelt island and improving Roosevelt Island transportation infrastructure. Here's what she had to say.

Ms. Lappin has served Roosevelt Island very well during the last eight years and in my view, despite my differences with her on some issues such as the FDR Park, her election as Manhattan Borough President would be in the best interest of Roosevelt Island residents.

The NY Daily News has a guide to the Manhattan Borough President's race:

The race for Manhattan Borough President is wide open, with four strong candidates battling it out.

In the free-for-all Democratic primary to replace Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Julie Menin, a businesswoman and former Community Board 1 chairwoman, is facing upper West Side Councilwoman Gale Brewer, upper East Side Councilwoman Jessica Lappin and Harlem Councilman Robert Jackson. Menin has raised the most money, though Brewer, Lappin and Jackson have deeper roots in the political establishment. There is no clear front-runner...
and here's a debate among the candidates from the Manhattan Neighborhood Network 

More information on the Democratic Party Manhattan Borough President Candidates available at their web sites.