Alan Maisel is a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, having lived in the southern end of Brooklyn for most of the last 60 years. He attended local schools including P.S. 233, Meyer Levin JHS 285 and Tilden High School. He is a graduate of the Brooklyn Center of Long Island University with a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Urban Studies. Mr. Maisel is also a graduate of Brooklyn College, having been granted an Advanced Certificate of Administration and Supervision in Education. Mr. Maisel has been involved in civic, community and political activities for 37 years. His background includes membership on the District #1 Regional Board of Bínai Bírith, Executive Vice President of the Brooklyn Staten Island Council of Bínai Bírith and Chairman of the New York City Anti-Defamation League - Bínai Bírith Coordinating Committee. On a local level he was a member of the District #22 Community School Board serving two terms as chairman. He was also a long-time member of Community Board #18 which encompasses most of the 59th Assembly District. Mr. Maisel has received awards and honors from many of the Districtís civic and community organizations, including Brooklyn Israel Bonds, Rambam-Canarsie, Bínai Bírith, The Amersfort Flatlands Development Corporation, the Mill Island Civic Association, Friends United Block Association and the Parent Associations of PS 236, PS 251 and IS14. He is also a member of the King Plaza - Canarsie Kiwanis Club, the Canarsie Lions, Genesis Lodge of The Knights of Pythias, The Humane Society, The World Wildlife Fund and The Brooklyn Division of the NAACP. Alan Maisel is a retired Assistant Principal and former teacher. He served as Administrative Assistant to Congressman Charles Schumer and most recently he was Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Frank R. Seddio, his predecessor. Mr. Maisel also served as Assistant Director of the New York State Legislative Advisory Task Force on Reapportionment from 1979-1982. He has been married to Lynn his wife of 24 years. They have two children; Terry and Lauren.