One of the most competitive 2009 City Council races so far is for the seat being vacated by David Yassky, who represents
–Ken Diamondstone raised $47,839 and spent $17,650. He ran for this seat in 2001 and came in third in the primary, but got the support of the Working Families Read More
Apparently, the the most memorable moment from a forum last night for candidates running for David Yassky's Council seat in Brooklyn was an exchange over "reform" credentials and, in particular, the notion of independence (or lack thereof) from the borough's Democratic leadership.
Yassky was, for a while at least, lauded Read More
It's likely that City Councilman David Yassky is going to have to ruin someone's plans for 2009.
Yassky, who's facing some anger over his vote in favor of extending term limits, is currently running for comptroller, and has no plans to get out of the race, he says.
But if Comptroller Bill Thompson Read More
City Councilman David Yassky is undecided about whether to support or oppose a legislative change to the term limits law.
But his former chief of staff, Evan Thies, who is running to replace him, called the move "dead wrong." Thies expressed himself in an email to supporters, which was forwarded to Read More
One day after Ken Diamondstone announced he’s running in the 33rd City Council district in Brooklyn, Isaac Abraham, who told the Daily News he would run back in February, announced a Williamsburg press conference to officially launch the campaign.
The advisory says Abraham announce at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Kent Read More
Ken Diamondstone, who recently abandoned a bid to try for the second time to unseat State Senator Marty Connor, just announced this morning that he will run for City Council in the 33rd district.
The district, which includes Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, is currently represented by term-limited David Yassky.
In the announcement, Read More
By the time I got to City Council candidate Evan Thies‘ kick-off campaign fund-rasier last night at Union Hall in Brooklyn, the party was going strong, but Thies had already spoken.
He sent over a copy of his speech, in which he talks about growing up in Brooklyn and how Read More
City Council candidate Evan Thies of Williamsburg thinks the 2009 Council races will draw a line with voters between two factions of the Democratic party: progressives versus "machine" Democrats.
His opponent, Jo Anne Simon, disagrees. “I don’t know of any insider that is running,” she told me. “So, I Read More
Twenty-eight-year-old City Council candidate Evan Thies of Williamsburg thinks the local 2009 races are a fight between two factions of the Democratic party.
“The truth is, even though everybody is a Democrat, there are essentially two parties,” he said when I sat down with him yesterday. “There are the progressives and then there are Read More
In light of this morning’s Daily News article about contributions David Yassky has received from developers, Brooklyn District Leader Freddie Hamilton may now be reconsidering her endorsement of the Council Member for Congress.
Yassky spokesperson, Evan Thies, declined to comment saying, “I’m not going to comment on it until I get Read More