As Living Wage Comes to a Head, CB2 Chair Registers for Quinn's Seat


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We wrote [about this ](http://www.cityandstateny.com/race-quinns-seat-reflects-lgbt-split-quinn/)prospect in depth a few months ago, and now Brad Hoylman has take a step towards running for term-limited Speaker Christine Quinn's seat, opening a campaign account to raise money for a run. Hoylman, who narrowly lost a Lower Manhattan Council race in 2001, is the well-known chairman of Community Board 2. Others expected to run for the seat include Corey Johnson, the chairman of Community Board 4, and Yetta Kurland, a civil rights lawyer and radio host. All the candidates are LGBT identified. Hoylman's Council campaign committee popped up the very day that Quinn [stormed out of a](http://www.politicker.com/2012/04/30/christine-quinn-storms-out-of-living-wage-rally-video/) rally heralding the passage of the living wage bill, after an attendee criticized Mayor Michael Bloomberg ? a close Quinn ally who opposes the bill. And in his Council race, Hoylman faces a similar balancing act as Quinn, as he runs in a liberal West Side district. The personal politics he espouses are liberal. Yet he has long served as the executive vice-president and general counsel of the Partnership for New York City, a pro-business group with close ties to Quinn and Bloomberg. The situation has grown even more complex for Hoylman after Quinn decided [to drop a](http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/12/nyregion/business-group-drops-support-for-nyc-wage-bill.html) contentious provision from the living wage bill three weeks ago. That led the the pro-business group, which had initially supported a compromise version of the bill, to drop its support. To read the full piece at City and State [click here](http://www.cityandstateny.com/brad-hoylman-registers-quinn-seat-living-wage-head/).


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