Councilman-elect Dr. Mathieu Eugene, while not conceding that he didn’t meet residency requirements to hold office, said today he wants the mayor to call another special election for the seat. And yes, Eugene will be a candidate in that race.
Eugene read from a statement and was surrounded by a cadre of supporters who quickly ushered him away from reporters without taking questions.
Later, Eugene’s spokesman, Scott Levenson, said the “lack of clarity” in this part of election law is to blame.
UPDATE: From Bloomberg spokesman John Gallagher:
“Once the Mayor receives written correspondence from Mr. Eugene confirming that he is not taking the seat he is certified for, he will call a special election.”
FURTHER UPDATE: According to the city Board of Elections, the soonest this election could be held is April 24.
— Azi Paybarah