A reader sent along this invitation for a May 1 awards dinner hosted by the Independent Neighborhood Democrats, a political club in Brooklyn. Among the honorees is the organization’s councilman, David Yassky, who is also a candidate for city comptroller.
It’s notable that the club is recognizing Yassky because, of the six likely candidates in 2009 comptroller race, half are from Brooklyn, and they are expected to battled fiercely for votes in the borough. The other Brooklyn candidates for comptroller are City Councilman Simcha Felder (unannounced) and Assemblyman James Brennan.
Queens also has several candidates: Melinda Katz, David Weprin and, possibly, John Liu. The other major candidate in the race is Adolfo Carrion, who has the Bronx all to himself.