Melissa Mark-Viverito’s Comms Director Could Be Planning Council Run

rakim brooks demos Melissa Mark Viveritos Comms Director Could Be Planning Council RunRakim Brooks, the 24-year-old Director of Communications for Council Member Mark-Viverito, recently filed a New York City campaign committee, strongly suggesting he is at least considering a campaign  for the City Council in 2013.

Mr. Brooks, who declined to discuss the specifics of his intentions with The Politicker yesterday, did say that he was “just exploring some options,” and “seeing if I can raise some money.”

As Mr. Brooks currently lives in Ms. Mark-Viverito’s district, and the Councilwoman is expected to not only run for reelection but campaign for Speakership, speculation is that he could be considering a run for term-limited Councilman Robert Jackson’s nearby Harlem district.

The prospective candidate is a Rhodes Scholar and a Fellow at Demos, a policy and advocacy center.  He also hosts a radio program called The People with Rakim Brooks.

Open seats often draw crowded fields and Mr. Jackon’s seat likely won’t be an exception.