From the Times Ledger:
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D−Astoria) said he plans to run for a third term this fall after giving up his bid for Queens borough president amid the overturning of term limits last year.
Vallone, first elected to the Council in 2001, said he will officially kick off his re−election campaign at a March 19 event for his birthday at the Central Lounge, which is located at 20−30 Steinway St. in Astoria. The councilman, who plays guitar, will perform songs with his brother and Council District 19 contender Paul Vallone.
“The bad news about the term limits extension is that I’ll have to put my anticipated borough president campaign on hold,” he said. “The good news is that I get to run again for a job that I love.”
So Astoria gets to hold onto Vallone for 4 more years. Heh.
And Johnny's so focused on his public advocate campaign that he'll probably switch to comptroller.