The 2009 race for City Hall is already underway in Richmond Hill, where a 23-year-old businessman is challenging incumbent Councilman Thomas White.
Lynn Nunes, who ran against White for a Democratic District Leader position earlier this year, said he is eager for a rematch.
"This district ranks in the bottom of education, crime and foreclosures," said Nunes, a recent Queens College graduate.
"I'm not promising the world, but we should be on every doorstep and trying to improve the community," he said.
White first held the seat from 1991 to 2001, when he was forced out by term limits. He returned to office after defeating controversial incumbent Allan Jennings in 2005.
Nunes noted White has one of the worst attendance records in the Council. It has earned him the moniker "the invisible man."
"There was enough dust on his desk to have an archeological dig," Doug Muzzio, a professor of public affairs at Baruch College, told the Daily News in 2005.
White, who voted for the controversial term-limit extension bill in October, did not respond to Queens News' requests for comment.
Young gun Lynn Nunes taking shot at Thomas White's Council spot
Wow, a real estate broker...just what the district needs!