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|Former member of the New York City Council from the 5th District|
January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2013
|Preceded by||Gifford Miller|
|Succeeded by||Benjamin Kallos|
|Constituency||Upper East Side|
|Residence||Manhattan, New York City, United States|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
|Profession||Business leader, former city official|
Jessica Suzanne Lappin is a New York City business leader and a former elected city official. In 2014, she became the president of the Alliance for Downtown New York.
On February 3, 2014, Lappin was appointed as president at the Alliance for Downtown New York, the organization that manages the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Business Improvement District. Lappin also serves as the President of its sister organization, the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association.
Lappin served two terms as a member of the New York City Council, representing Manhattan's fifth district, which includes the Upper East Side, East Midtown, and Roosevelt Island. She previously worked as a senior adviser and District Chief of Staff to Gifford Miller, the former Speaker of the New York City Council. She also ran in the Democratic Primary for Manhattan Borough President in 2013 and finished in second place.
Before holding public office, Ms. Lappin was a senior advisor to Council Speaker Gifford Miller, who also represented Manhattan’s fifth district on the New York City Council.
Lappin married Andrew Wuertele in 2003.
The couple has two children, Lucas and Miles.
- "Alliance for Downtown New York Appoints Jessica Lappin as President" (PDF) (Press release). New York, New York: Alliance for Downtown New York. 2014-02-03. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- Geselowitz, Gabriela (2013-09-04). "Jewish Candidates' September Dilemma". The Jewish Week. New York, New York. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- "Weddings/Celebrations; Jessica Lappin, Andrew Wuertele". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. 2003-09-21. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- Rauh, Grace (2007-10-11). "New Mother Lappin Back In Council Mix". The New York Sun. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- Jessica Lappin biography from the Alliance for Downtown New York