NYC High“: A portrait series and daily feature in which we introduce you to one New York City council member per day, as drawn by Lauri Apple, until Election Day 2010 (Nov. 2).


Name: G. Oliver Koppell (D)
District 11: Bronx
Reps: Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Woodlawn, Norwood, Bedford Park, Van Cortlandt Village.
Member: since January 2002.

-Is the son of refugees from Nazi Germany.
-Was a New York assemblyman for 24 years, and served a spell as Attorney General.
-Should consider combining his first initial and middle name to form “Golly,” and going by that name.

(click image to enlarge)