Meet Elizabeth

Democrat for Manhattan

Borough President

Elizabeth Caputo stands on a building stoop, holding the leash of a large black dog.

Elizabeth has spent 25 years as an executive leader preparing exclusively for the job of Manhattan Borough President.

Elizabeth lives on the Upper West Side with her partner Jose and their spirited pup Bruno. Since graduating from Harvard and Harvard Business School, Elizabeth has had a 25 year career living and working in Manhattan.


In 2010, Elizabeth was appointed to Manhattan’s Community Board 7. She was elected board chair three times. Elizabeth set the board’s priorities and agenda, oversaw its full-time staff and operating budget, and served as its primary spokesperson.


During her tenure as Chair, Elizabeth negotiated hearings on Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, successfully implemented the Amsterdam Avenue bike lane, launched the City’s first truly inclusive playground, carried out the multi-year review and approval of the American Museum of Natural History Gilder Center expansion, established the Board’s first Public Housing task force, and brought Citi Bike to the Upper West Side.


Elizabeth currently works at the World Economic Forum, where she is responsible for the Forum’s U.S. government engagement.