Stanley Michels '55 is one of 10 candidates seeking the Democratic party's backing in the race for president of the borough of Manhattan.
After receiving his bachelor's degree in American history and political science from Hobart — where he played lacrosse and boxed, and was a member of Phi Phi Delta and the debate team — he received his law degree in 1958 from Cornell University Law School. He was an attorney at Burgoyne, Michels, Rose and Williamson in Manhattan until 1977.
Michels was first elected to City Council from District 7 in 1978 and served until 2001. As a councilmember, he chaired the Environmental Protecton Committee.
He and his wife, Molly, are the parents of three and the grandparents of three.
The Democratic primary in Manhattan is Sept. 13; the general election is Nov. 8. The incumbent is not running again.