NYC High: Lewis A. Fidler

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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: Lewis A. Fidler (D)
District 46: Brooklyn
Reps: Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Georgetowne, Starrett City, Flatlands, Futurama, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Gerritsen Beach, Madison and Sheepshead Bay
Member: since January 2002

-Cast the only “no” vote in the city’s ban of flavored tobacco, because sometimes he smokes grape-flavored cigars.
-Once said of Mayor Bloomberg, “The same people who tell me I should continue to be a pain in his ass mob him when he walks in, because he’s a rock star … He believes in what he’s doing, and he’s absolutely certain that he’s always right. And I don’t think you become a multibillionaire unless you believe that.”
-Is chair of the youth services committee.

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