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Peter Grannis, the State Assemblyman who has represented the eastern part of the Upper East Side (Yorkville) and Roosevelt Island for 32 years, has been nominated to the position of Commissioner of the NYS Department of Environmental Conversation by Governor Eliot Spitzer.  As a result, there will soon be a vacancy in the 65th Assembly District.

Our good friend, Micah Kellner, is currently the Democratic State Committee Member representing that Assembly District and is seeking to make a run for this seat.  (The Democratic nomination would be filled in a County Committee meeting likely to take place in February.)

Micah has worked for a number of Manhattan public officials, including Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, and Councilwoman Inez Dickens.  He currently serves as a staff member to NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson. 

Micah would be a forceful new voice for reform in the Assembly's Democratic Conference, as well as an effective advocate with respect to such issues as gay marriage, increased mass-transit funding, improved access to affordable housing, and greater support for people with physical challenges.

To assist Micah's candidacy, we invite you to consider a (non-deductible) contribution to his campaign.  Checks may be made payable (to a maximum of $3,400) to "The Kellner Committee," and forwarded to the following address:

The Kellner Committee, 217 East 85th St., #117, New York, New York 10028



For a map of the 65th Assembly District, please click on the following link: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/?ad=065&sh=map