David Menegon, president of the Lenox Hill Democratic Club, is considering a run for the Upper East Side’s 5th district city council seat, Our Town has learned.
The bid for the council seat, currently held by Jessica Lappin, who is very likely running for Manhattan Borough President, has already attracted three declared candidates – NYU professor Hill Krishnan, attorney and activist Ben Kallos, and Domenico Minerva, attorney and president of the Lexington Democratic Club (check out the April 19 edition of Our Town for a profile of Minerva).
While he hasn’t made any official moves to register a run for the seat, Menegon said that he’s talking with friends and potential supporters about a possible run.
“I’ve spoken to a couple of friends about this. I’m interested. I’ve lived here for almost 20 years,” Menegon said. “I haven’t filed any paperwork, I haven’t made a decision, it’s very preliminary.”
Menegon is an Army veteran who served for two years in Iraq, and he’s worked in sales at the Xerox Corporation for the past 20 years. He said that his time overseas working on development and infrastructure would be useful in working on Upper East Side issues like the Second Avenue Subway construction and the opposition to the East 92nd Street Marine Transfer Station.
“I think I have some skills to be a good advocate for people in the community,” Menegon said. “It’s a 50/50 thing right now.”
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