New blood for the 1st City Council District?
I don't yet know who the most promising candidates in many of the District races might be, and we won't really know the score until a month from now, when the petition tallies are in, but Hornstein seems to be in a good position to challenge the incumbent in the 1st. DiCicco's support is at a record low, with virtually none of the Ward leaders willing to come out in support of him (in part because of the stink left by the DROP program, which promised a retirement). Meantime, Hornstein has secured some early support from a couple of Ward leaders and looks likely to get a heap of labor endorsements, both promising. More important, he speaks like a progressive and a potential leader, seems to run in circles and attract supporters that indicate he means what he says, and is well-informed on a wide variety of issues (from specific things that could be done with languishing sites on the waterfront to ways to improve affordable housing and even bring back jobs).
Am likely to help him get on the ballot, and will be interested to see how this race develops.