Carrion Packs His Bags
February 18th, 2009
President Barack Obama is expected to announce today that Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion will serve as the inaugural director of the White House Office on Urban Policy. There, Carrion will report directly to the president.
Another New Yorker transplanted to the nation’s capital.
Back home, the pick will spark a special election in the Bronx, where a number of candidates have already lined up (Check out Who’s Running for What to see who).
Both council members Helen Foster and Joel Rivera said following the start of speculation on Carrion that they would run in a special election. Council members Jimmy Vacca and Maria del Carmen Arroyo are also exploring a run. Assemblyman Ruben Diaz Jr. is actively fundraising for a bid, though the status of his campaign was uncertain while the borough was in limbo over Carrion’s prospective nomination.
Now we are likely to see something concrete from all of these candidates.
A special election, NY1 reports, would be held in April. The winner would then have to run again in September’s primary and November’s general election to serve a full term.By Courtney Gross on February 18, 2009, 12:24 pm
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