Micah Kellner for the past six years has been representing the Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island in the New York State Assembly. He has fought tirelessly to make a difference not only for his assembly district but also for the lives of New Yorkers across the state
Micah has decided to run for New York City Council in 2013 in the 5th district currently being seated by Jessica Lappin who is running for Manhattan Borough President this year. He received the endorsement of both Councilmember Jessica Lappin and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney earlier this year. Recently he swept all four democratic LGBT Clubs in New York City by receiving their endorsements.
Micah is openly bisexual as has been one of only six LGBT assembly members up in Albany the past 6 years with the community of Assembly members Deborah Glick, Daniel O’Donnell, Matthew Titone and Harry Bronson, as well as Senator Brad Hoylman. He was a champion of Marriage Equality and has vote YES every time GENDA (Gender Expression Non- Discrimination Act) has come to a vote in the Assembly every year.When elected he would bring a bisexual presents to the LGBT caucus in City Council joining the ranks of Rosie Mendez, Daniel Droom, James Van Bramer and many other LGBT candidates running for office this year. The 2013 election for New York City Council has the chance to have a well-rounded LGBT caucus with all of the community being represented across 4 of the 5 boroughs.
Micah would not only be great for the bisexual and transgender community in City Hall, but also he would be a great source of visibility for the disabled community as well. He was born with cerebral palsy and knows the struggle the disabled community faces with the public being accommodating to their needs. When the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission proposed a “Taxi of Tomorrow” that would be inaccessible to wheelchair uses, Micah took on the TLC by getting the US department of Justice to intervene as well as effectively lobbying the city comptroller to reject the proposal because of discrimination to the Disabled Community.
Micah brings the experience, commitment and drive to bring the issues of his district and those who share his vision. The bisexual community should stand behind Micah so he can be the voice and presents of our community in City Hall.