The Council At-Large Race Just Got More Crowded

Council aide Derek Green jumps in.

Derek Green

Derek Green | Photo caption: Thomas Amico

We told you the City Council At-Large race would get more crowded after Jim Kenney resigned from Council to run for mayor.

Derek Green, a top aide for City Councilwoman Marian Tasco, says he is running for Council At-Large as a Democrat. He is planning to resign from Tasco’s office Friday, and formally kick off his campaign next Tuesday.

“I am running because I have experience in getting things done,” says Green, “and a vision for a better city.”

Green has worked in Tasco’s office for the past 12 years. Before that, he was a deputy city solicitor and an assistant district attorney.

Green ran unsuccessfully for Council At-Large in the 2007 primary election, placing tenth in the race.

Green joins at least 12 other Democratic candidates in this year’s race. Usually, Democrats win five of the Council At-Large seats, and Republicans win two.

Helen Gym, a co-founder of Parents United for Public Education, also kicked off her campaign for Council At-Large this week.