According to the Brooklyn Paper State Senator Daniel Squadron (D), whose 25th Senate District encompasses Brooklyn Heights and much of Brooklyn along the East River, from Williamsburg south to Carroll Gardens, where he lives, as well as lower Manhattan, is rumored to be considering a run for Brooklyn Borough President in 2013. That’s when incumbent Marty Markowitz’s term ends, and he’s barred from running again by term limits.
Squadron’s term as Senator ends this year. It’s doubtful that he will face a serious primary challenge and, in this district, the Democratic nomination is practically tantamount to election. It therefore seems almost certain that he will run for re-election to the Senate and win. The Brooklyn Paper article reports that State Senator Eric Adams (D-Prospect Heights), who has already announced his candidacy for Borough President, will run for re-election to the Senate this year. Our guess is that Squadron’s decision on a run for Beep will hinge on whether the Democrats regain control of the State Senate this coming November. If they do, he will be in a position to do much more as a Senator than he will if his party continues to be in the minority.
Besides Adams, the only other announced candidate for Beep is Markowitz protege Carlo Scissura. Others who, according to the Brooklyn Paper, are considering the run are “Assemblyman Nick Perry (D–Flatbush) and City Councilmembers Dominic Recchia (D–Coney Island) and Letitia James (D–Fort Greene).”