Two somewhat stealthy council race announcements happened in the last week or two. First, as reported in the Brooklyn Paper, Steve Levin has thrown his hat in the ring for David Yassky’s 33d Council District seat. Levin, who is currently Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s chief of staff, joins Evan Thies (we told you he wouldn’t be the only North Brooklynite) and Joanne Simon. If there was an official announcement, I missed it (Levin also hasn’t registered with the Campaign Finance Board yet).
In the 34th CD (Diana Reyna’s district), there is finally one official candidate – Gerry Esposito, the long-time District Manager of Community Board #1. Again, a low profile – Esposito essentially announced his candidacy in a letter to Board members.