Thursday, December 19, 2013

Melissa Mark-Viverito Appears This Close to Being NYC's Next City Council Speaker

Frank Seddio, Chair of the Kings County Democratic Committee declared his support for East Harlem Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito for City Council Speaker late Wednesday. He said in a statement:

"I am pleased to announce Brooklyn is supporting Melissa Mark-Viverito for Council Speaker. She shares the progressive values of my members and is the right leader for New York. We are united in her candidacy and believe with our support Melissa now has the majority of the votes needed to elevate her to speaker."

Bill de Blasio is said to have made his preference for Ms. Mark-Viverito known to Council members.

Politicker reports that 30 Council members officially threw their support behind her as well.

Twitter is buzzing:

UPDATE: Comment published on Politicker: “'Frank Seddio finally grew a pair of balls,' said the source familiar with the deal, which, if successful, will likely net the borough many prime committee chairmanships and other perks. 'He did what was best for Brooklyn.'”

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