Alan Maisel

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Alan Maisel
Member of the New York City Council from the 46th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded byLewis A. Fidler
Member of the New York Assembly from the 59th District
In office
February 28, 2006 – December 31, 2013
Preceded byFrank Seddio
Succeeded byRoxanne Persaud
Personal details
Born (1945-07-25) July 25, 1945 (age 75)
Brooklyn, New York
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Lynn Maisel
Alma materLong Island University (B.A.), (M.A.)
WebsiteOfficial website

Alan N. Maisel (born July 25, 1946) is the Council member for the 46th District of the New York City Council. He is a Democrat. He formerly represented District 59 in the New York State Assembly from 2006 to 2013.

The district includes Bergen Beach, Canarsie, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Floyd Bennett Field, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Plumb Beach and Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn.

Life and career[edit]

Maisel is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn and graduated from the Brooklyn Center of Long Island University with a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Urban Studies. He also holds an Advanced Certificate of Administration and Supervision in Education from Brooklyn College.

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Maisel served as a member of Community Board #18. Prior to that he served as an Administrative Assistant to Congressman Charles Schumer and Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Frank R. Seddio, who preceded him in office. He also served as the Assistant Director of the New York State Legislative Task Force on Reapportionment from 1972 to 1982. He is also a retired school principal and public school teacher.

Maisel and his wife Lynn have two children, Terry and Lauren.

New York City Council[edit]

In 2013, Maisel opted to seek a seat on the New York City Council to succeed Lewis A. Fidler.[1] He easily won the Democratic nomination, and went on to win the general election as well. He took his seat on January 1, 2014.

Election history
Location Year Election Results
NY Assembly
District 59
2006 Special √ Alan Maisel (D) 84.92%
Alice G. Gaffney (Conservative) 8.88%
Ronald G. Haugstatter (R) 6.20%
NY Assembly
District 59
2006 Democratic Primary √ Alan Maisel 71.73%
Abraham Levy 28.27%
NY Assembly
District 59
2006 General √ Alan Maisel 93.45%
Stephen Walters (Conservative) 6.55%
NY Assembly
District 59
2008 Democratic Primary √ Alan Maisel 76.85%
Harvey-Roy "H.R." Clarke 23.15%
NY Assembly
District 59
2008 General √ Alan Maisel (D) 94.93%
Edward P. Bracken (Conservative) 5.07%
NY Assembly
District 59
2010 General √ Alan Maisel (D) 86.00%
Robert Maresca (Conservative) 13.99%
NY Assembly
District 59
2012 General √ Alan Maisel (D) 91.40%
Robert Maresca (Conservative) 8.54%
NYC Council
District 46
2013 Democratic Primary √ Alan Maisel 59.67%
Mercedes Narcisse 40.33%
NYC Council
District 46
2013 General √ Alan Maisel (D) 80.35%
Anthony Testaverde (R) 19.50%


  1. ^ "Assemblyman wants Council seat". Brooklyn Daily. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2015-09-29.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lewis A. Fidler
New York City Council, 46th District
Preceded by
Frank Seddio
New York State Assembly, 59th District
Succeeded by
Roxanne Persaud