Manhattan Community Board 4 (Chelsea) chair Corey Johnson has published a 500-name list of backers in his campaign for City Council. Politicker reports:
West side City Council candidate Corey Johnson can safely be claimed the early front-runner in the race to replace Christine Quinn, having already maxed out in fundraising and now rolling a rather impressive list of over 500 neighborhood leaders who he says back him for the seat. “Our campaign is moving into a new phase of excitement,” Mr. Johnson said. “The support from grassroots leaders and activists is overwhelming. Together, we can work together for more affordable housing, stronger schools with smaller class sizes, economic and social justice, and the intangible quality of life elements that are so essential the city we love.”
DISCLOSURE: Johnson is an acquaintance of mine and my name appears in the portion of the list for supporters who live outside his district.