Assembly Member Micah Kellner understands the importance of fighting for New Yorkers who need it most. His experience makes a difference for East Side and Roosevelt Island families. Whether it has been protecting seniors, fighting for our children or taking on powerful special interests, Assembly Member Kellner has always stood up for New Yorkers most in need – and he’s gotten real results.
As an infant, Assembly Member Kellner was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and underwent numerous operations and years of physical therapy. At an early age Micah saw his parents fight for the services that have allowed to him to lead a full and successful life. That is why he has spent his career standing up for his neighbors on the Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island.
In 2007, Assembly Member Kellner won a special election to represent his friends and neighbors on the East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island. They have sent him back three more times – by overwhelming margins – to be their voice in Albany.
The New York Daily News called him “an influential lawmaker” and The New York Times editorial board praised him for his hard work in the Assembly. Assembly Member Kellner has a proud record of accomplishments in the legislature on behalf of his district.
Among his many accomplishments:
- Assembly Member Kellner took on unscrupulous insurance companies when he authored a new law to make it illegal for insurance companies to unfairly raise the cost of life saving medication and he protected New Yorkers from prescription drug price gouging.
- While more and more of his colleagues believe they are above the law, Assembly Member Kellner introduced the Public Corruption Prevention and Enforcement Act – which cracks down on corruption and imposes tough criminal penalties for those convicted of abusing the public trust. The New York Times said it was a bill to “finally root out state corruption” and praised Assembly Member Kellner for his efforts.
- Assembly Member Kellner brought three new elementary schools to the East Sideand has led the fight to alleviate overcrowding by demanding a newEast Side middle school.
- To combat the City’s disastrous plan to build a waste transfer station along the East River, Assembly Member Kellner serves as the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against Mayor Bloomberg to stop him from destroying Asphalt Green.
- Assembly Member Kellner successfully fought the City to ensure 9/11 first responders suffering from cancer receive the medical care they deserve.
Assembly Member Kellner has always believed that standing up should lead to results. That’s what he has done in the Assembly even when it has not been popular. He has gotten results for his fellow New Yorkers.