Mark Green, the president of Air America Radio and a onetime Democratic mayoral nominee, said he was considering a race next year for public advocate of New York City — a job he held for eight years.
In an interview on Saturday, Mr. Green, who was public advocate from 1994 to 2001 and who ran unsuccessfully for state attorney general in 2006, said he had been repeatedly approached in the past few months by supporters asking him to run.
“I am seriously thinking again of running for public advocate,” Mr. Green said, adding that he had been urged by friends and some Democratic leaders to run for the office, the city’s second-highest elective position. He said that since leaving office, “I realized how much I missed public service.”
Put Off by Term-Limits Fight, Green Ponders Another Run for Public Advocate
When asked on Saturday what caused him to change his mind, Mr. Green said, “Events have altered the landscape, like the term-limits battle, like the economy.” He added that “the stakes seem higher and perhaps, as a result, supporters are now more numerous and encouraging.”