Candidate Quietly Campaigning for Coney Island Council Seat

michael treybich1 Candidate Quietly Campaigning for Coney Island Council Seat

Michael Treybich (Photo: Facebook)

Michael Treybich, an attorney and deputy legal director for the New York State Young Democrats, is looking more likely to formally enter the campaign for term-limited Councilman Domenic Recchia’s Council seat, at least if you believe a fundraising invite a reader forwarded to The Politicker.

“My good friend from law school, Michael Treybich is beginning what will be a historic political career, with a run for city council in 2013,” the email from fellow attorney Adam Roth begins.

Mr. Treybich opened up a campaign account for the seat a while back, and has raised a tiny chunk of money, $1,400, from a handful of donors, according to the last filing. A formal campaign fundraiser represents an additional step in his campaign.

If Mr. Treybich does pull the trigger on a campaign, that could place him on a collision course with Democratic Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny, who City & State reported is “all but certain to run” for Mr. Recchia’s seat.

A number of other candidates have campaign committees open for the seat, but one Brooklyn Democratic source thought them unlikely to challenge Mr. Brook-Krasny should he enter the race. These include John Lisyanskiy, a legislative financial analyst for the New York City Council who raised $64,000 for the 2009 campaign but nothing since, attorney Brian Gottlieb, who has raised a few dollars since 2009 and sits on over $50,000, and Todd Dobrin, a community activist sitting on $34,000, and who has also done some light fundraising recently.

View the fundraising invite below:

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

My good friend from law school, Michael Treybich is beginning what will be a historic political career, with a run for city council in 2013.

As you all know, politicians need the support of their constituents. So I ask all of you to come out for a happy hour on March 1, 2012 from 6-9 pm.

The happy hour includes drink specials and wonderful food at the gastropub West 3rd Common. It is located just west of Broadway on 3rd Street in Greenwich Village.

Although there is no charge, we do ask for a $25 donation to the campaign. As you may be aware, New York City matches contributions from New York City residents 6 to 1, so every dollar you donate becomes 7 to the campaign.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Otherwise, hope to see you there.