Dara Adams, currently Community Affairs Director at the Department of Education, is set to leave her job Friday in order to directly pursue a campaign for Councilman Dan Garodnick’s East Side seat. Mr. Garodnick declared he will run for New York City Comptroller in 2013, which led Ms. Adams to publicly contemplate a campaign months ago, but she had not officially announced her intentions.
“I still have to register all of my paperwork with the Board of Elections,” she told us earlier this afternoon. “But I am leaving to finish my master’s and run for City Council.”
Jeff Mailman, an attorney and legislative director for the City Council, is considering a campaign for Councilman Dan Garodnick’s East Side district. Mr. Garodnick has already announced his intentions to run citywide for comptroller in 2013 and multiple contenders are already lining up their campaigns to replace him.
“My time as the legislative director for Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley was a thrilling experience,” Mr. Mailman told us yesterday evening, ticking off a range of issues he’s interested in, especially zoning policy. “The Council is an exciting place.”
Mark Thompson, the chair of Community Board 6, has officially registered a campaign committee for Councilman Dan Garodnick’s East Side seat. Mr. Garodnick recently announced his campaign for New York City Comptroller, which will leave a vacant seat behind him for aspiring city councilmen like Mr. Thompson.
The move comes as little surprise as Mr. Thompson had already told DNAinfo, “I’m very seriously considering running for Dan’s seat,” and, “ I hope to make an announcement some time soon.”