By LAURA D’ANGELO
Voters in a southern Brooklyn district stretching from Sheepshead Bay to Canarsie elected Assemblyman Alan Maisel to represent them in the City Council on Tuesday.
With 37 percent of the precincts reporting Maisel, a Democrat, led Republican Anthony Testaverde with three-quarters of the vote. He will replace Council member Lew Fidler, a Democrat who couldn’t run again because of the city’s term limits law.
Maisel, elected to the Assembly in 2006, served as the past head of the District 22 Community School Board for two terms and has been involved in civic, community, and political activities for the past 37 years. Helped by heavy funding from a real-estate-backed political action committee, he defeated insurgent Mercedes Narcisse in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary.
As far as what he will do for Council District 46, Maisel emphasized the budget and fiscal responsibility.
“Maintaining essential services and making necessary community improvements while our city continues its economic recovery,” he said in his profile with the New York City Campaign Finance Board. “This means involving people in determining how city budget funds are spent in our community.”
During the campaign, Maisel said that his experience as an educator has made him a good problem-solver, and that is part of what will make him the right choice as a representative. He is a former teacher and retired assistant principal.