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Mr. Dennis J. Saffran

 
Regular Member
Office:
3818 West Drive
Douglaston, NY 11363

Phone: 718-428-7156
Email: djsaffran@gmail.com

Law School: NYU (1980)

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Dennis Saffran is an appellate attorney and political and public policy writer based in Queens, New York. He has served as the Chief of the Appeals Bureau for the Nassau County Attorney, the chief lawyer of the New York State Division of Housing, and a Special Assistant to the New York State Attorney General, and was the founder of the New York office and then national Executive Director of the Center for the Community Interest (CCI), a public interest group that supported anti-crime and quality-of-life policies like those of the Giuliani Administration. CCI defended Meganís Law and helped communities to get guns out of schools, drug dealers out of housing projects, porn shops out of neighborhoods, aggressive panhandlers out of ATM lobbies, abused children away from crack-addicted parents, and the violent mentally ill off the sidewalks and into treatment.
Dennis has litigated constitutional and municipal law cases in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, the New York State Court of Appeals, and other appellate courts. He has also written on legal, political and public policy issues for various publications including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News and New York Post, National Review Online and the Manhattan Instituteís City Journal, and has been a guest on various television and radio news and talk shows.
In 2001 and 2013, Dennis was the Republican candidate for the New York City Council from Northeast Queens, one of the few competitive districts in the city, receiving 48% of the vote and losing by a 1% margin in by far the closest election in the city in 2001.
Dennis grew up in Queens, New York and is an honors graduate of Forest Hills High School, Harvard College and New York University Law School. He and his wife Jane Stewart Saffran live in Douglaston, New York, where they raised their two children: Kristina, 23, a recent Harvard graduate who is currently a research assistant at Stanford Medical School, and Nick, 20, a senior at the University of Chicago.



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