Jews in politics

Jewish Representation On City Council Grows

Delegation up from 10 to 14 with newcomers in Upper Manhattan, central Queens and Coney Island.

Assistant Managing Editor

When the next City Council convenes in January, there will be 14 Jewish members, up from the current 10. 

Six of the Jewish members won new terms in Tuesday’s election: David Greenfield, Brad Lander and Stephen Levin of Brooklyn, Daniel Garodnick of Manhattan, and Mark Weprin and Karen Koslowitz of Queens.

Several others are filling seats previously held by Jews, including Alan Maisel, succeeding Lewis Fidler of Canarsie; Andrew Cohen succeeding Oliver Koppel of Riverdale and Ben Kallos succeeding Jessica Lappin of the Upper East Side.

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