From the Daily News:
Matthew Silverstein, a two-year Democratic State Committeeman for the 26th AD, is holding a kickoff party tonight as he considers running for City Council in the 19th District. That seat is currently held by Republican Dan Halloran, who's running for Congress in the new NY-6.
"While walking about the district, talking to constituents, I have heard the many concerns about our great city. They range from the future of our school system, tax equity for our Co-Op and Condo owners, protecting senior citizens, finding jobs for New Yorkers, or helping our returning Veterans re-integrate into society, [and] people seem to feel that New York City is on the wrong track," he writes in an email. "The people of the 19th Council District deserve better, and together we can make a difference."