State Senator Dan Squadron, a Brooklyn Democrat and leading reformer, announced in a Daily News op-ed that he’s leaving the State Senate. He’ll launch a new project focused on improving state government around the country.
What’s next? The Senate seat should be filled in a November special election. The Democratic nominee (and presumptive next Senator) will likely be chosen by the Democratic County Committee for the district, which includes Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights and parts of Carroll Gardens, Williamsburg and Greenpoint. That means most voters will have no real say on who becomes their state Senator.
UPDATE 8/10: Already rumored to be running for the seat: Manhattan Assemblymembers Brian Kavanagh and Yuh-Line Niou and former Brooklyn District Leader Lincoln Restler.