Local Pols Eye Tom Duane's Seat

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With Manhattan State Sen.Tom Duaneannouncing his retirement last night, rumors are already circulating about who will run for his coveted West Side seat - and petitioning begins on Tuesday. One name that has emerged already is that ofBrad Hoylman, the senior vice president and general counsel for the Partnership for New York City, who had been planning to run for term-limited Council SpeakerChristine Quinn's seat. Hoylman, who did not return a request for comment, is thought to have a strong chance at getting Duane's backing. Meanwhile, Hoylman's potential opponent in that Council race, Community Board 4 chairman Corey Johnson, is also getting some encouragement to run, sources said. Another person interested is said to beJoe Belluck, a prominent and affluent attorney who is a SUNY trustee. (Belluck heads a law firm for which Senate Minority LeaderJohn Sampsonserves "of counsel.") And CouncilwomanRosie Mendez, who would not have to give up her seat to run, is another logical potential candidate, as are Assemblyman Brian Kavanaugh and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick. Other elected officials in the area include CouncilwomanGale Brewer, who has been planning to run for Manhattan borough president, and CouncilmanDan Garodnick, who is running for New York City comptroller. To read more from City & State [click here](http://www.cityandstateny.com).

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