Hopefuls for two hotly contested City Council seats in Brownstone Brooklyn kicked off the primary election season in that most democratic of traditions: standing on street corners asking you to sign your name on their petition to get on the ballot.
Of course, the seven-way campaign to succeed Councilmen David Yassky and the five-man race to succeed Bill DeBlasio has been going on for months, but on Tuesday, candidates could officially get out there and ask for your support.
Hundreds of signatures must be collected in the next 30 days, but candidates typically collected hundreds more to ward off challenges to the validity of voters’ John Hancock (he’s dead, by the way, and can’t sign a petition).
Here’s a list of the candidates you’ll be seeing all over in the next four weeks.
Jo Anne Simon