Common Cause/NY Calls Out CM David Greenfield for "Cynical Tactic"

NEW YORK, NY (07/17/2017) (readMedia)-- In response to multitple news reports that Councilman David Greenfield will not seek re-election after petitioning to be on the ballot, Common Cause/NY Executive Director, Susan Lerner, released the following statement:

"Councilman Greenfield's conveniently timed resignation comes right after petitioning, effectively allowing him to hand pick his successor through the Committee on Vacancies, and deny his constituency the right to a competitive election. This kind of cynical tactic props up insiders and elites at the expense of voter confidence in our democratic institutions. It's a shame and a schande."