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Who is NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley's husband? Meet Harlan Mandel

Olivia Olphin June 22, 2021
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Today is primary election day across New York City and civil rights lawyer Maya Wiley is running for mayor. However, many voters are wondering not only about Wiley’s policies and career, but also about her husband. Meet chief executive and millionaire Harlan Mandel.

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Maya Wiley was born on 2 January 1964 in Syracuse, New York, and is 57 years old.

She attended Dartmouth College achieving her bachelors in psychology in 1986. Wiley then went on to study for her Juris Doctorate at Columbia University School of Law.

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Wiley has forged an impressive career. She has worked as chair of the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board, as a legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, as a counsel to the mayor, and as a university professor at The New School.

She is also a civil rights lawyer who wants to prioritise affordable housing and top-quality schooling. Wiley was previously chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board and has worked tirelessly for diversity and social mobility.

Who is Maya Wiley’s husband Harlan Mandel?

Maya Wiley’s husband is millionaire Harlan Mandel. He is chief executive of Media Development Investment Fund and is thought to have a net worth of about $2 million.

Mandel gained his bachelors degree from the University of Pennyslvania in international relations and Asian studies. He then achieved his doctorate at the Columbia University School Of Law, attending at the same time as his future wife.

Mandel subsequently attended Harvard Business School’s executive programme in 2014.

Maya Wiley has two daughters with 50-year-old Harlan, their names are Naja and Kai Wiley Mandel. The family live together in Brooklyn.

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We wish Maya Wiley and all candidates luck in the pivotal elections today.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.