Brad Lander

The Shadow Speaker

Brad Lander

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The key strategist of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus, Mr. Lander, a Park Slope councilman, helped elect his key ally, Melissa Mark-Viverito, to the council speakership, and is sometimes referred to as the “shadow speaker.” He sits on one of the most influential-but-wonky committees, the Rules Committee, and is pushing for reforms to make the council more democratic.


The Homegrown Mayor
Bill de Blasio

The Activist First Lady 
Chirlane McCray

The Heir Apparent
Eric Adams

The Business Booster
Carlo Scissura

The Shadow Speaker
Brad Lander

The One to Watch
Hakeem Jeffries

The Insurgent
Kenneth Thompson

The Mayor’s Ally
Yvette Clarke

The Orthodox Delegates
Moshe Indig, David Niederman

The Course Corrector
Carmen Fariña

The Mayoral Whisperer
Emma Wolfe

The Reformer
Karim Camara

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