Laurie Cumbo, the head of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, is looking at potentially leaping into the race to replace Councilwoman Tish James. Ms. James is currently running for Public Advocate, leaving her Fort Greene- and Clinton Hill-based seat vacant behind her.
“First and foremost, I would say that the political arena is in need of totally new, different of types of thinkers,” Ms. Cumbo told Politicker earlier today, stressing that she is merely exploring a run and has yet to make a decision. “I feel that that the arts and cultural community has not had a voice in government and I feel that there are many voices and important voices in government, but there has never been that creative, imaginative new way of thinking, out-of-the-box thinking, that has been a major voice in the political arena. I’m looking to fill that void.” Read More