Council Member, and speaker contender, Mark Weprin has a long family history in politics and government. His late father, Saul Weprin, was speaker of the New York State Assembly. Mark Weprin was elected to fill his father’s assembly seat, serving for 15 years before being elected to the City Council. Mark’s brother David currently serves in the Assembly, having previously been a member of the City Council.
Following a speaker candidate forum at New York Law School, I asked Mark Weprin how his father’s experience as speaker of the Assembly informs or influences how Mark thinks about the similar position of City Council speaker. With his brother standing by his side, Mark Weprin shared some thoughts.