NY13 Blog; Retaking NY-13 from Rep. Vito Fossella

Following the corruption, ineffectiveness and hypocrisy of Rep. Vito Fossella.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Candidates for Mr. Lavelle's Assembly seat

(D) Daniel Lavelle
(D) John Luisi, 2005 candidate for borough president.
(D) Matthew Titone, 2006 state Senate candidate
(D) Rev. John Johnson
(D) Bob Olivari
(D) Mark Zink, a public school teacher who worked for Lavelle
(D) Daniel McOlvin, a Community Board 1 member
(D) John Castelli, Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney
(D) Kelvin Alexander, co-founder of 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care
(D) Rajiv Gowda, president of the New York City Education Council

(D) John Minardo
(D) Debi Rose, 2001 City Council candidate
(D) Rev. Dr. Tony Baker, pastor of St. Philip's Baptist Church in Port Richmond

Not Running:
(D) City Councilman Mike McMahon

Potential Republican Challengers:
(R) Robert Helbock, former state Senate candidate
(R) Al Curtis, former state Senate candidate

Gov Spitzer will determine if there will be a special election for this seat, or he could have it filled in November on election day.

Added Rev. John Johnson as potential candidate. Also Gov. Spitzer has set a special election date for March 27.

The Staten Island's Democratic county committee will choose a candidate Tuesday, February 27. Several new names added, McMahon removed.

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