Petitioning Begins

A reader with his eye on the calendar sends word that while most people were listening to Eliot Spitzer’s first major policy speech to lawmakers, there is some good old fashioned political work to get done elsewhere.

Today is the first day of petitioning for candidates looking to run for the City Council seats vacated by Yvette Clarke of Brooklyn, who is now in congress, and Andrew Lanza, who won a seat in the state Senate.

Because these are special elections, there are no primaries and candidates must run on party lines they create.

Hopefully, it will become clear pretty quickly how many of the army of candidates who are supposedly running for these seats are actually serious.

— Azi Paybarah

Petitioning Begins