NY Times: Brad Lander is “Unassuming Liberal Who Makes a Rapid Ascent to Power Broker”


brad-lander-nycBrad Lander, a cerebral and unassuming city councilman from Brooklyn with a degree in anthropology, has abruptly become the sort of person who endlessly fascinates scholars of the modern metropolis: a power broker.

Allies greet him with mazel tovs and hugs. Supporters ask if he will run for mayor in 2021. An old friend, spotting him at a social gathering, bows deeply – a not entirely facetious acknowledgment of Mr. Lander’s new status as a kingmaker in City Hall.

A former housing advocate who succeeded one Bill de Blasio as a Democratic councilman from Park Slope four years ago, Mr. Lander and another passionate liberal, Melissa Mark-Viverito, joined with several other lawmakers, some of whom had been backed by the Working Families Party, to form a Progressive Caucus.

Read more at the NEW YORK TIMES.

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  1. Comment 1 is an example of what is wrong. If you do not speak their quaint degree of “excellence” you are not worth a memory. This article was interesting and I would like to know more about the up and coming people in the NY World.