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January 5, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Felder To Leave Council & Join Comptroller – Race Between Greenfield & Dear for Council

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BREAKING NEWS: Felder To Leave Council & Join Comptroller – Race Between Greenfield & Dear for Council

EXCLUSIVE FIRST REPORT: NYC Councilman Simcha Felder, a close ally of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg who supported his campaign to revise term limits, plans to resign from the Council to work for the new comptroller, John C. Liu, according to a City Hall official with with direct knowledge of the situation.

Mr. Felder, of Brooklyn, is expected to become a deputy comptroller for Mr. Liu, the official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the move is not yet official.

Simcha’s resignation would create an immediate vacancy in the city council that would be filled by a special election. Sources tell Yeshiva World that David G. Greenfield, Esq., Director and Counsel of TEACH NYS would run for Council under this scenario. David is the leading advocate on behalf of Yeshivas in New York State and that alone would give him a tremendous electoral advantage. Sources also tell us that perrenial candidate Judge Noach Dear would run for the seat, as well. Finally, we’re told that Joe Lazar, who intended to run for this seat, realized that he can not win this race and is most likely going to drop out.

Of course, we’ll keep you updated on this breaking story.

(Yehuda Drudgestein – YWN)

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