He may have lost the Democratic primary in 33rd NYC Council District, but Doug Biviano’s campaign is still getting attention. The New York Observer weighs in on the Brooklyn Heights resident’s outsider campaign this week where Biviano draws praise from an unlikely source:
New York Observer: “I would say that Doug ran a very energetic campaign,” said Steve Levin, who on Sept. 15 was elected to replace David Yassky as the councilman for District 33, which includes Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill.
“He brought a lot of passion, and when he entered the race, he helped shape the debate,” said Mr. Levin. In particular, he said Biv made other candidates address the issue of health care, and what can be done at the local level. In the final stretch, Biv rolled up his sleeves and turned his fight-the-power fist into a pointed you-dirty-bastard forefinger: He accused Mr. Levin of being a nursemaid to his “notorious” boss Assemblyman and Brooklyn Democratic Party overlord, Vito Lopez.
While Biviano is currently dealing with finding his next career opportunity, his name has popped up as a potential opponent for Assembly Member Joan Millman in next year’s election along with Brooklyn Bridge Park Defense Fund president Judi Francis.