If Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to extend term limits for current office holders succeeds, Council Member Gale Brewer will likely run unopposed in a Democratic primary. Both current West Side council candidates registered with the city’s Campaign Finance Board said they would back Brewer for a third term.
“We on the West Side have an incredible Councilwoman in Gale Brewer,” said potential candidate Micah Lasher, a community representative for Rep. Jerrold Nadler. “If term limits are extended and West Siders are lucky enough to re-elect her, I will not be a candidate.”
The other potential candidate, Helen Rosenthal, expressed similar support for Brewer.
“I don’t plan to challenge Gale Brewer,” said Rosenthal, chair of Community Board 7. “She’s just been a terrific councilwoman.”
Brewer, however, has not decided how she would vote for a term-limits extension bill. She added that she would prefer a voter referendum to determine the future of the current term-limit law.
Though Brewer has not registered with the Campaign Finance Board or raised campaign money, a run for a third term is highly likely.
“If it is a possible to run again, I would like to,” Brewer said.
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