Our now un-term limited man in the City Council, David Yassky, could face a tough challenge should he decide to run for another term there and not for comptroller as he had planned before Mayor Bloomberg’s new rule on term limits passed:
New York Times: For Yassky…: If he does try to regain his Council seat, Mr. Yassky — who infuriated some constituents with his support for a term limits extension — could face a tough challenge.
Indeed, Jo Anne Simon is getting a great deal of encouragement these days from community leaders and elected officials in the district, which stretches from Greenpoint and Williamsburg into Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights. And Ms. Simon, a Democratic Party district leader, says that she will run, even if Mr. Yassky decides to seek a third term in the Council…
…In an interview on Friday, Mr. Yassky said that he intended to run for comptroller next year, rather than for re-election to the Council. But he noted that his plans would change if William C. Thompson Jr., the city’s comptroller, decides to run for re-election rather than for mayor; Mr. Thompson has insisted that a mayoral run is in his near future.