Debra Cooper, a State committeewoman on the Upper West Side, will file to run for the City Council seat later this afternoon.
“I’m ready to take the next step in serving the Upper West Side,” said Ms. Cooper. “I am ready to be a strong voice on the City Council, listening to the concerns and fighting for the values, needs and priorities of the Upper West Side.”
The seat is currently held by Gale Brewer, who will be termed out next year. Currently, four other candidates have been running for the seat– Helen Rosenthal, Marc Landis, Mel Wymore and Ken Biberaj, although Ms. Cooper’s campaign noted that there is a history there of electing progressive women. Prior to Ms. Brewer, the seat was held by Ronnie Eldridge and Ruth Messinger. Read More