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Lewis A. Fidler Edit Profile

city councilman , Lawyer

Lewis A. Fidler, city councilman, lawyer. Bar: New York 1979. Brooklyn division president American Jewish Congress; chairman Brooklyn Hillel Foundation; campaign manager to councilman Sal Albanese New York City, 1992; campaign manager to Brooklyn district attorney Charles J. Hynes; Member of Brooklyn Bar Association, Informed Voices Civic Association.

Background

Fidler, Lewis A. was born on May 27, 1956.

Education

Bachelor, State University of New York Albany, 1975. Juris Doctor, New York University School Law, 1978.

Career

In January 2002, he began his first term representing the 46th District in New York City, which includes the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Georgetown, Flatlands, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Gerritsen Beach, Madison and Sheepshead Bay. Since 2002, Fidler has chaired of the Youth Services committee. He has also served as assistant majority leader under Speaker Christine Quinn.

Fidler also serves on the Education, Finance, Housing & Buildings, State & Federal Legislation, Veterans and Rules, Privileges & Elections committees. He has also been a Democratic State Committeeman since 1992. In 1992 he was campaign manager for councilman Sal Albanese in a failed attempt to unseat congresswoman Susan Molinari in a year Democrats retook the White House.

Additionally, Fidler served as campaign manager for the successful campaign of Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes. Fidler attended PS 208, JHS 285 and Tilden High School. He received a B.A. from SUNY Albany in 1975, and a J.D. from NYU School of Law in 1978.

He was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1979. In 2009, Fidler faced only token opposition from a Republican candidate whom he defeated with 79.2 percent of the vote. Fidler did not run for re-election in 2013 due to term limits.

He will be succeeded by fellow Democrat Alan Maisel on January 1, 2014. Fidler was the Democratic nominee for the New York State Senate special election being held on March 20, 2012. The district encompasses parts of Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, and Midwood.

He faced Republican lawyer David Storobin. The vote was exceedingly close and a final tally was still not finished or released by Friday, April 20, 2012. On May 31, 2012 Lew Fidler conceded to Storobin following a full re-count, which Storobin led by 14 votes.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1979.

Membership

Brooklyn division president American Jewish Congress. Chairman Brooklyn Hillel Foundation. Campaign manager to councilman Sal Albanese New York City, 1992.

Campaign manager to Brooklyn district attorney Charles J. Hynes. Member of Brooklyn Bar Association, Informed Voices Civic Association.

Connections

Married Robin Kinsler. Children: Max, Harry.

spouse:
Robin Kinsler

children:
Max Fidler

Harry Fidler