2002 Charter Review Commission

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has selected 13 members for a charter revision commission that will make recommendations on the issues of non-partisan elections and mayoral succession. The commission will decide by early September whether to propose any amendments to New York City voters on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5th. The members are:

Robert J. McGuire
Former Police Commissioner and counsel to the law firm Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, and Silberberg.

Herman Badillo
Former Bronx Borough President, former Congressman, and former Deputy Mayor under Mayor Koch. He also served as Chairman of the City University of New York Board of Trustees.

Richard I. Beattie
General Counsel at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare under President Jimmy Carter. He is currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of Simpson, Thacher, and Bartlett, as well as Chairman of the Board and founder of New Visions for Public Schools.

Wellington Z. Chen
Senior Vice President of TDC Development Corporation, a design and building firm in Queens. Served on a Queens Community Board 7.

Jerry E. Garcia
Vice President of Investor Services at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Patricia L. Gatling
Commissioner and Chair of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Also a former First Assistant District Attorney in Kings County.

Judah Gribetz
A lawyer with Bingham McCutchen, who served in various positions under Mayors Wagner, Linday, Beame, Koch, and Dinkins.

Patricia M. Hynes
Former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District and a trial lawyer at the firm Milberg, Weiss, Bershad, Hynes, and Lerach.

Harry Kresky
A lawyer specializing in election, employment, and criminal law. Also serves as counsel to the New York County and State Independence Party.

Loretta Lynch
Former U.S. Attorney for New York's Eastern District. She currently serves as Chair of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Criminal Law Committee and is a partner at Hogan and Hartson.

Cecilia E. Norat
Director of State Relations for the American International Group.

Marlene Springer
President of the College of Staten Island of the City University of New York.

Herbert Sturz
A Trustee of the Open Society Institute, a member of the Soros Foundations Network. Also Chairman of the After-School Corporation and Founding Director of the Vera Institute of Justice.