City Council District 5
Jessica Lappin (D, WF)
Jessica Lappin’s questionnaire
Occupation: Councilmember since 2006
Education: B.A., Georgetown University – Phi Betta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude
Campaign website: http://www.jessicalappin.com/
Jessica Lappin, a first-term councilmember and chair of the council’s subcommittee on landmarks, public siting and maritime uses, if elected would like to continue her work to create additional public school seats, find new public school space, and pass legislation to ensure safe construction sites, especially since her district has had many crane collapses during her tenure at the council. Overall Ms. Lappin’s positions are largely consistent with the organization’s reform-oriented agenda, and she has some great ideas regarding how to improve the transparency of the council’s discretionary funding process. Citizens Union endorses Ms. Lappin because she is a strong representative for her district, as well as a thoughtful and independent leader who has prioritized education and reform issues.
Stephen Kaufman (R, I)
Candidate did not submit a questionnaire and declined to be interviewed.
Campaign Website: http://kaufmanforcouncil2009.blogspot.com/2009/09/steve-kaufmans-campaign-issues.html