Deciding Vote


Robert Lyons, Jeremy Workman

Executive Producers

Doron Steger, Sherry Steger


Jeremy Workman, Robert Lyons, Melissa Jacobson


Kristen Bye


Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Karen Rodriguez, Lynn Weissman, Jeremy Workman

Over 50 years ago, New York State Assemblyman George Michaels cast a single vote that changed the course of American history but destroyed his political career in the process. For the first time, Deciding Vote shares the now-forgotten story of how Michaels defied his conservative and religious constituents by casting the critical tie-breaking vote on a bill which legalized abortion in the state of New York, laying the groundwork for Roe v Wade. The film is a moving tribute to this lost act of political courage.

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Jeremy Workman

Co-Director, Deciding Vote

Jeremy Workman is the director of the documentaries Lily Topples The World (Discovery), The World Before Your Feet (Greenwich Entertainment, Kino Lorber), Magical Universe (IFC Films), among others. Lily Topples The World won the Jury Grand Prize for Best Documentary at the SXSW Film Festival and was released widely in 2021. The World Before Your Feet was released in over 100 cities during its 2019 theatrical run and currently stands at 100% on RottenTomatoes. Additionally, Jeremy is well-known for his editing work, particularly for indie movie trailers. A two-time Emmy award nominee, Jeremy is the Creative Director of Wheelhouse Creative, a movie trailer company that caters to indie film. He is currently in post-production on his newest feature documentary The Secret Mall Apartment.


Robert Lyons

Co-Director, Deciding Vote

Rob Lyons is an Emmy-Award Nominated producer, who has produced films for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series and feature documentaries released theatrically by IFC Films, Cohen Media Group and Netflix. Known primarily for his work in movie marketing as the Executive Director of Wheelhouse Creative, he has overseen marketing campaigns for dozens of films and produced numerous documentary companion pieces and featurettes. A member of the Producer’s Guild, Rob is currently producing an untitled feature documentary about Jule Campbell, the famed mastermind of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, directed by her daughter Jill Campbell.