The Brooklyn Paper reports on the race to replace our man in the City Council, David Yassky. Yassky’s still running for Comptroller and the field to replace him is crowded. It includes JoAnne Simon the candidate behind those mailers you received over the weekend:
Brooklyn Paper: They’re Off!: Simon certainly has the money. Through July, the last time figures were released, Simon’s war chest boasted $55,037, the most of any candidate for Yassky’s seat. Evan Thies, a former Yassky staffer and current Community Board 1 member was second with $38,620; followed by Stephen Levin, chief of staff for Assemblyman Vito Lopez with $31,298; Ken Diamondstone, a former state Senate candidate, with $30,188; Ken Baer, the former head of the New York State chapter of the Sierra Club, with $12,093; and Isaac Abraham, an activist in the Hasidic community in Williamsburg, with $2,926. There’s another reason why Simon put out her campaign mailing so early. Starting in January, Thies told The Brooklyn Paper that he’ll take a leave of absence from his job as in public relations to become “a full-time candidate.”
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