From the Times Ledger:
Candidates have been dropping like flies in the race for the City Council’s 24th District seat, and it appears City Councilman James Gennaro (D−Fresh Meadows) will have no challengers in his bid for re−election this year.
Out of the three candidates who said they were going to run for the seat, two have confirmed they will not run against the two−term incumbent.
Gennaro, 52, voted against the term limits extension last fall, but he said he decided to run for a third time to continue his focus on environmental and economic issues in the district, which covers the communities of Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens Hills, Briarwood, Electchester, Hillcrest and Jamaica Estates.
And here I thought it was to keep your name recognizable for when you run against Padavan again...