Committee Bio

Harry M. Kresky

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Harry Kresky

Law Office of Harry Kresky

Chair, Election Law Committee

Harry Kresky, currently a private practitioner, has represented independent voters, candidates and parties for the past 30 years, as well as insurgents seeking ballot access in major party primaries. Mr. Kresky was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to serve on the 2002 New York City Charter Commission. He has served as counsel to the New York State Independence Party and now represents the party’s New York City organizations. He chairs the Ballot Access Subcommittee of New York City Bar’s Election Law Committee.

Mr. Kresky has written extensively on election reform issues. An op-ed he authored in support of open primaries recently appeared in the Sacramento Bee. He currently represents 11 non-aligned voters in federal litigation defending Idaho’s open primary system. He serves as counsel to In 2007-2008, he teamed up with attorneys from Holland and Knight to prevent the destruction of the historic St. Brigid’s Church in Manhattan’s East Village.

Harry Kresky is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where he served as an editor of the Columbia Law Review.

Committee Plans

Sharing his thoughts about the Committee’s plans, Mr. Kresky said, “In this politically engaged time, election law issues are very much on the front burner. In England, a subject of the recent post-election negotiations between the Conservative and Liberal-Democratic parties was changing to a system of proportional representation. Here in the U.S., the conduct of party primaries, the Electoral College, campaign finance regulation, election administration and new ways of registering and voting are all under scrutiny by the courts, legislatures and voters. The Election Law Committee can be a significant voice in these dialogues.”