44th City Council District Race Shakeup as Judge Enters Race
Urban Elephants recently informed us readers of their blog that “Councilman Simcha Felder, one of the many conservative Democrats in City Hall may soon step aside and free up the seat” in the 44th City Council District. That has since been confirmed. Now, it seems, Brooklyn Young Republican Jonathan J. Judge will be seeking Felder’s seat. Now, this endorsement was recently sent out by the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization:
At a recent special Leadership meeting of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization, Jonathan J. Judge, President of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club announced his candidacy for City Council in the 44th Councilmanic District in the upcoming Special Election.
“My neighbors and I have been deeply concerned about the direction in which our city and community is heading. Too many of our representatives in City Hall have stopped listening to the people on many key issues. These tough times require constant vigilance and someone who knows how city government works to keep our district running at its best for everyone. It is time for a true public servant to step up for the people of our district. My experience working in government and with our diverse community over the better part of the last decade would be a tremendous asset to our community as our City Council Member. Therefore, after much consideration and many kind phone calls and emails, I have decided to seek election to the New York City Council in the 44th District.”
The announcement was favorably received by those attending the meeting. In addition to Brooklyn Young Republican President, Jonathan J Judge has been very active in political and community activities, such as the Bay Ridge Community Council, the New York State Young Republican and other civic groups.
The leadership of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization is confident that Mr. Judge’s previous involvement and dedication will remain true to the principles and philosophy of the Republican Party.
So it seems this whole race just got much more interesting.
Stay with Atlas for continuing details on this new development in the 44th City Council District Race in Brooklyn.