Garodnick, Too, Would Consider Maloney’s Seat ‘At the Appropriate Time’

garodnick1 Garodnick, Too, Would Consider Maloneys Seat At the Appropriate TimeAmong the people theoretically in the running for Carolyn Maloney’s Congressional seat, if she does vacate it for a Senate run, is City Councilman Dan Garodnick.

As I noted earlier, Garodnick’s district mirrors a good portion of the Congressional district, and he has a base of support in the voter-rich Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village area.

He also has $440,268 raised for what should be an easy re-election to the Council this year.

I emailed a spokesman for Garodnick at BerlinRosen about whether he’d run for the Congressional seat and got back this response:

“Right now I’m focused on getting things done for East Siders –like passing the City’s first Green Energy Code and addressing our school overcrowding issues — and I’m running for re-election in November. It’s extremely flattering that a number of people have encouraged me to consider a run for Congress, but that’s in the future and something I will consider at the appropriate time.”

Other possible candidates for that seat include Assemblyman Jonathan Bing, State Senator Liz Krueger, and City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin.