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After Losing Senate Bid, Storobin Now Considers City Council Run

Posted By Ned Berke On November 8, 2012 @ 9:47 am In News & Features | 8 Comments

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State Senator David Storobin came to office with a narrow victory in a special election against City Councilman Lew Fidler [1], which was ultimately decided in court [2]. His district was then eliminated when the lines were redrawn, and he set his eyes on the so-called Super Jewish district [3], encompassing Borough Park and Midwood. He lost that bid Tuesday [4], suggesting his days as an elected official are numbered.

But come the 2013 City Council elections, Storobin may end up on the ballot yet again.

Crain’s New York is reporting that Storobin is mulling a run for Councilman Michael Nelson’s seat, who is term-limited out next year.

Crain’s reports [5]:

Mr. Storobin, who lost to Democrat Simcha Felder by a 2-to-1 margin, said he would most likely run in the district currently represented by term-limited Councilman Michael Nelson, D-Brooklyn. It has a substantial Russian-American population, which represents his base of support and is fairly Republican-friendly. (The district will be redrawn to an unknown extent for the 2013 election.)

“I’ve had a million dollars spent on me this year by my campaigns, the Senate Republicans and PACs, so I have a lot of name recognition,” Mr. Storobin added.

… Another likely candidate for Mr. Nelson’s council seat is Ari Kagan, a former Assembly candidate and Democrat. Mr. Kagan is likewise Russian-American. Mr. Storobin, however, said he hoped that multiple Russian-American candidates would not run in the same race, and said that as a Democrat, Mr. Kagan has multiple districts from which to choose.

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[1] narrow victory in a special election against City Councilman Lew Fidler: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/05/fidler-concedes-david-storobin-will-be-state-senator/

[2] decided in court: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/05/fidler-storobin-court-voter-fraud/

[3] Super Jewish district: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/06/storobin-super-jewish-district/

[4] lost that bid Tuesday: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2012/11/your-southern-brooklyn-election-roundup/

[5] reports: http://mycrains.crainsnewyork.com/blogs/insider/2012/11/defeated-brooklyn-senator-eyes-council-bid/#ixzz2BdtIwlNe

[6] Wednesday: Town Hall Meeting With 48th District City Council Candidates: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/08/wednesday-town-hall-meeting-with-48th-district-city-council-candidates/

[7] Russian “Kingmaker” Gregory Davidzon Launches Write-In Campaign For City Council: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/10/russian-kingmaker-gregory-davidzon-launches-write-in-campaign-for-city-council/

[8] Kagan Officially Concedes Race To Replace Nelson, Returns To Work: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/09/kagan-officially-concedes-race-to-replace-nelson-returns-to-work/

[9] In Race To Replace Nelson, Oberman Leads The Pack In Fundraising But Opponents Catching Up: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/05/in-race-to-replace-nelson-oberman-leads-the-pack-in-fundraising-but-opponents-catching-up/

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