Assemblyman Micah Kellner will have a fight on his hands if he wants to keep his Upper East Side seat.
Cory Evans, an adjunct professor at Baruch College and a former chess prodigy, will likely be joining the scrum of candidates challenging Mr. Kellner, a lawmaker reeling from sexual harassment allegations.
In a sign of Mr. Evans’ viability, a source close to the candidate said he’ll report having $250,000 in his campaign war chest today, a relatively imposing sum for an assembly race.
Recently, Mr. Kellner was stripped of his committee chairmanship after an assembly investigation found him guilty of violating the assembly’s anti-sexual harassment rules. Mr. Kellner, who has maintained his innocence, is appealing the ruling and says the investigation was flawed and did not provide him due process.