Corey Johnson Exploring Run for Christine Quinn’s Seat on NYC City Council

Corey Johnson, who has worked as part of our team at Towleroad in past years, is exploring a run for NYC City Council, NY Observer's Politicker reports:

CjCorey Johnson, the chair of Community Board 4, has officially registered a campaign committee to run for term-limited Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s seat in 2013. Mr. Johnson, who is one of the youngest Community Board Chairmen in the city, previously worked as deputy director for programs at GLAAD.

He was among the expected candidates in the potential field that includes Yetta Kurland, an attorney who hosts her own radio show, Brad Hoylman, the chair of Community Board 2, and Andrew Berman, the executive director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation.

Said Johnson: “I think any candidate who opens up a campaign committee is definitely exploring the race. I’m setting things up to be able to have the resources when things ripen a little more. 2013 is a long way away, we still have to get through the state and presidential elections.”


  1. intristin says

    Community Board eh? He’s not one of the NIMBY’s is he? I would have to research his past actions and what he stands for. Is their a campaign site somewhere?

  2. dsceiorg says

    After watching him handle the Boxers’ Fiasco, I think I rather support Yetta Kurland. She ran against Christine Quinn last time and was unafraid to call CQ on her term-limit flipflop.

  3. rick says

    I met Corey once and I as much as I support LGBT candidates, he came off as a complete jerk. A few years ago I was at an Empire State Pride event. I was a little lost since it was my first time at such an event. I went up to him and asked him where the main ballroom was he. He told me that he wasn’t the “help” in the most condescending tone, as if I was the jerk. I’ll be giving my money to anyone running against him.

  4. Grover Underwood says

    I actually went to college with Brad and have known him for over 25 years. I will definitely be sending him a few bucks for his campaign.