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Maisel Seeking Fidler’s City Council Seat

Posted By Willie Simpson On February 4, 2013 @ 2:00 pm In News & Features | 17 Comments

Assemblyman Alan Maisel (center) via assembly.state.ny.us

Assemblyman Alan Maisel is looking to scoop up Lew Fidler’s soon-to-be vacated City Council seat. Maisel recently filed papers [1] that would put him in the running for the recently redrawn 46th Council District, which includes Sheepshead Bay.

While early speculation [2] pointed to lawyer Frank Seddio possibly taking the seat, his recent ascension to Kings County Democratic boss took him out of the running. Maisel, a friend of Seddio, is a longstanding member of the influential Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club [3], which Seddio also leads.

Maisel’s legislative activity,¬†connection to the community, and affiliation with the Jefferson Club gives him a leg up on the¬†competition, which includes Democrat Mercedes Narcisse, a former president of the Avenue L Merchants Association.

Who will replace Maisel? It’s way too soon to say, but we can’t help but note that Lew Fidler will be looking for a job…

UPDATE (2/5/2012): In the comments below, Councilman Fidler squashed our musings that he may replace Maisel by pointing out that he does not live in Maisel’s district, and so cannot run for his seat.

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[1] Maisel recently filed papers: http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2013/01/7466206/well-established-assemblyman-files-lew-fidlers-council-seat

[2] early speculation: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/01/candidates-line-up-for-lew-fidlers-city-council-seat/

[3] Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/nyregion/frank-r-seddio-to-take-over-leadership-of-brooklyn-democrats.html

[4] Video: Ari Kagan Campaign Kickoff Marred By Heckler Calling Him A “Foot Soldier For KGB”: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/03/video-ari-kagan-campaign-kickoff-marred-by-heckler-calling-him-a-foot-soldier-for-kgb/

[5] Sheepshead Bites to Host City Council Debate: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2009/10/sheepshead-bites-to-host-city-council-debate/

[6] Real Estate, Business Interests Spend $800,000+ On Local City Council Races: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/09/pacs-city-council-campaigns/

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