The Competitive, Progressive Race for Yassky’s Seat

One of the most competitive 2009 City Council races so far is for the seat being vacated by David Yassky, who represents Brooklyn Heights, parts of Park Slope, Greenpoint, and the Williamsburg waterfront, among other areas.
Of the seven people running, at least five will probably try to claim the progressive vote and at least three have the credentials to court environmentalists. In no particular order, here’s a rundown:
–Kenneth J. Baer raised $22,032 and spent $17,825. The former head of the state chapter of the Sierra Club, Baer has the support of Chris Owens, son of the former congressman and outspoken liberal activist.

The Competitive, Progressive Race for Yassky’s Seat