Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo has officially announced a bid in the 48th council district to replace term-limited City Councilman Michael Nelson this year, touting her lifetime residency in the neighborhood and her seven-year-long tenure as the Board’s chairperson, Ned Berke reports at Sheepshead Bites.
“Because of my work at Community Board 15, I am able to hear the problems that are being faced day after day by our neighbors,” Scavo said during her remarks before the Highway Democratic Club at Mirage Diner (717 Kings Highway) in the end of March. “To solve these problems, no matter where you live, we need leadership, we need a vision and we need a commitment from someone who cares.”
Her announcement wasn't attended by a single legislator, though she is known to have support from Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz. “Look around. Here we have tonight residents, neighbors, standing side by side. I am not a political opportunist. I stand alone tonight. My allegiance will be to no one except the voter,” she said.
"We live in a very diverse community,” she said. “Yet, with so many differences, we have learned to live together as one community, neighbor to neighbor, sharing common goals and common problems.”
Video provided by the Highway Democratic Club.
Scavo is expected to face off against Kagan, attorneys Igor Oberman, Michael Treybich and Natraj Bhushan, and Nelson's aide Chaim Deutsch in the primaries.