Lappin Won’t Run for Public Advocate

Jessica Lappin will not enter the public advocate’s race, according to her campaign adviser.

“Jessica weighed a number of factors and at the end of the day decided the right decision for her this year was to run for re-election for the city council,” said Mark Guma, the adviser.

Lappin, a freshman City Council member from Manhattan, would have been the only woman in the race, and would have been the only candidate (for what it’s worth politically) with a good working relationship with Michael Bloomberg.

Lappin had been considering entering the race and was acquiring fund-raisers to help position her for the contest.

But running would have meant giving up her seat in the Council for a risky citywide race against a number of veteran politicians, including Mark Green, the former public advocate.

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