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: James S. Oddo (R)
District 50: Staten Island
Reps: Parts of Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, and Bensonhurst (Brooklyn), Arrochar, Bulls Head, Concord, Dongan Hill, Emerson Hill, Fort Wadsworth, Grant City, Graniteville, Grasmere, Island of Meadows, Midland Beach, New Dorp, Prall’s Island, Richmondtown, South Beach, Todt Hill, Travis, Westerleigh, Willowbrook
Member: since February 1999

-Is Minority Leader of the Council, but never formally endorsed Mayor Bloomberg for a third term.
-Was punked by a Norwegian comedienne who tried to interview him in a pranky manner; told her and her crew to “get the fuck out” of his office, then offered to throw them the “fuck out” and “beat the fucking shit” out of them.
-Has a couple of pugs, and asks them go to the store to buy Red Bulls for him—but they just stare back in silence.

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