FORMER RANGEL AIDE RUNS FOR STATE SENATE

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By Dan Rivoli

A former aide to Rep. Charles is seeking the seat currently held by attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman.

The aide, Miosotis Muñoz, was a community representative for the longtime Harlem Congressman between 2005 and 2007. Her career in government also includes stints as a Latino liaison in the offices of Manhattan borough presidents Ruth Messinger and C. Virginia Fields. Muñoz also served on Barack Obama’s National Latino Leadership Council during the 2008 presidential primary, organizing voter outreach in northern Manhattan.

Schneiderman is from the Upper West Side part of his sprawling district, which also covers the Dominican-heavy Washington Heights and Inwood, plus parts of the Bronx.

Muñoz sent out an invite for a May 28 fundraiser on West 150th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, announcing her candidacy. In the invite, Muñoz touts her 16 years in government and community service.

Washington Heights district leader Mark Levine is the only other candidate to formally announce a run for the seat. Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat of Washington Heights may also make a bid.

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