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.