Marc Landis, a Democratic District Leader and attorney at Phillips Nizer LLP, officially registered a committee today to run for the City Council seat that term-limited Councilwoman Gale Brewer will leave vacant in 2013. Although he has been previously mentioned as a potential candidate, the committee represents a firm move towards such a campaign.
This isn’t Mr. Landis’ first run for political office; he previously ran for the Assembly seat vacated by now-Borough President Scott Stringer.
Open seats often draw many challengers, and Ms. Brewer’s seat will be no exception.
Helen Rosenthal, the former Chair of Community Board 7, has formally kicked off her campaign, as has Mel Wymore, who replaced Ms. Rosenthal as the Chair on CB7. Both Ms. Rosenthal and Mr. Wymore have raised over $60,000 so far for the election, almost two years away.
Notably, if elected, Mr. Wymore would be the first transgender public official in New York City history.
DNAinfo’s list of other names mentioned for the seat includes Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, former District 3 Community Education Council President Noah Gotbaum, and Christine Annechino, the current president of District 3’s CEC.
Mr. Landis did not immediately return a call seeking comment.