Brian Kavanagh cruised to victory in a special election to replace former state Sen. Daniel Squadron, who resigned in the middle of his term. Kavanagh’s old Assembly district on Manhattan’s east side will likely to be filled by another Democrat, with 53,720 active Democrats and fewer than 8,000 Republicans. Mike Corbett, an aide to New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides and president emeritus of the New York State Young Democrats, is seeking the Democratic nomination. . . .
As a recent New York Times expose illuminated, public transportation in New York City is in a state of crisis. For years, we have neglected an aging and decrepit subway system to the point that delays are the norm, not the exception. . . .
Corbett told Town & Village he’d been thinking about running for office for the past decade, promising himself he’d take a hard look into it if the opportunity presented itself. The lifelong resident of Murray Hill has had a taste for politics about that long through his union Teamsters 814, which represents commercial movers. . . .
With Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh elected to succeed Daniel Squadron in the state Senate, there’s another vacancy to fill – and Mike Corbett, the president emeritus of the New York State Young Democrats, is now running to fill Kavanagh’s Assembly seat on Manhattan’s East Side. . . .
Mike Corbett, an aide to New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides and president emeritus of the New York State Young Democrats, just announced his candidacy . . . .