Seven NYLS Alumni Make the “Staten Island Power 100” List

Seven prominent NYLS graduates have been named to City & State New York’s “Staten Island Power 100” list—and two of the top three Staten Islanders on the list are alumni.

James Oddo '91

James Oddo ’91

James Oddo ’91, Staten Island Borough President, claimed the top spot.

City & State wrote, “Whether it’s speeding up buses and creating jobs on the West Shore to paving streets and promoting a good night’s sleep, Oddo advocates for the people of Staten Island on real bread-and-butter issues that win him accolades on the island as a fighter.”

Michael McMahon ’85, Richmond County District Attorney, landed third on the list.

“Democrats, Republicans and independents alike seem to appreciate McMahon’s efforts to quell the borough’s opioid epidemic,” City & State noted. “He’s promoting treatment over incarceration for drug users, while ramping up prosecutions on dealers.”

Other NYLS alumni named to the list include Michael Ryan ’95, Executive Director, New York City Board of Elections (No. 31); Ken Mitchell ’97, Executive Director, Staten Island Zoo (No. 58); Patricia Anne Taylor ’87, Commissioner, New York City Board of Elections (No. 70); Allen Cappelli ’88, Commissioner, New York City Planning Commission (No. 85); and former Congress Member Michael Grimm ’02 (No. 100).

Read the full list here.