Volume 79, Number 24 | November 18 - 24, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Sweeney repeats he won’t
run for D.I.D. club president

Sean Sweeney, president of Downtown Independent Democrats, said this week he will not run for re-election next year and that it has nothing to do with the move by David Reck and Bill Love to form a rival political club.

Sweeney, who has been the club’s president about five years, said he wanted to remain D.I.D.’s leader for this year’s First City Council District endorsement and that he promised last year not to run for re-election. He “guaranteed” he’d stick to his pledge.

Several sources said the two people most likely to run for club leader next year are Adam Silvera, who stepped down as district leader a few months ago, and Jeanne Wilcke, who ran Pete Gleason’s primary challenge against Councilmember Alan Gerson and Margaret Chin, who won the race.

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