Minor Intrigue in Queens

Dave Kerpen, a Queens resident who appeared in Fox’s Paradise Hotel in 2003, is announcing his candidacy for office at an event in Astoria tomorrow.

Kerpen’s political future has been the subject of local chatter for some time.

Initially, he going to run for the City Council seat being vacated by David Weprin, in Hollis. But Kerpen’s announcement is taking place in Astoria, well outside the district.

A source said they’d heard from Kerpen that he was going to declare his run for Queens borough president and run against incumbent Helen Marshall.

Kerpen did not immediately return a call left on his cell phone.

Kerpen’s possible entry into the race could bring attention to what may, or may not, be an interesting race.

There’s speculation that Marshall will petition, but ultimately drop out of the race in order to help Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer get into the office without much of a primary that could include City Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr.

Also about Kerpen: he’s done things like host “webinars” to explain how Facebook’s makeover will affect your business.

He also was married on the Brooklyn Cyclone’s baseball field.

He’s also in favor of doing away with horse-drawn carriages.