Friday, January 9, 2009

Sabini vs. Sears in November?

Get ready, Jackson Heights. The already packed stable of candidates for the 25th Council District seat may soon get another distinguished contender.

Former state Sen. John Sabini, now chairman of the state Racing and Wagering Commission, is considering running for the Council seat he first occupied in 1989.

Sabini weighing run for City Council seat

If Sabini runs for the Council seat, he will face competition from sitting Councilwoman Helen Sears (D−Jackson Heights), who likely will run for a third term after Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s revision to the City Charter was approved by the Council in October.

Sears declined to comment on facing her predecessor in the Council.


Anonymous said...

Please say it ain't so John. I was so happy when you left for greener pastures. Stay away!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This must be burning up Sears who dismissed all of John's good ideas when she took office. She's always felt threatened by him. Anyone notice btw the Daily News piece about her grandkid. The photo shows him in his new home - but it's Sears' home... did Stu the new committeeman move back in with her (or does he still live out of the district but is using her home address.....)

Anonymous said...

Interesting ...I look forward to whoever battles it out for the seat

Anonymous said...

Sabini should quit and vanish.
Only Sabini could lose his chance
to keep his senate seat because he was caught drunk driving, and get another job that paid more. Joe
Crowley should be proud of all around him. They all learned well
from Donald Mannis. They should all
take a ride with cutlery by their
side. Time for Joe Crowley and Cronies to take their show on the road.