Councilman Brad Lander isn't saying he will run for Brooklyn Borough President—but he's not saying he won't, either.
"We'll see," Lander, D-Park Slope, told Patch on Tuesday. "I’m not prepared to say 'No, under no circumstances will I run for Brooklyn Borough President.' But I’m also sure not prepared to say I’m planning to do it, or I’m seriously considering it or looking at it."
Lander said that for now, his focus is fixed firmly on serving his district, which includes Borough Park, Kensington, Windsor Terrace, Park Slope and Carroll Gardens.
"There’s obviously city-wide legislative and policy priorities that I’m working on, but I’m really excited about so many things going on around the district," he said, citing in particular the voted on last month by more than 2,000 of his constituents.
As of now, the race for borough president has only one contender—State Senator Eric Adams, who announced his intention to run in February. The position is currently held by Marty Markowitz, who, after 11 years in office, has reached his term limit.
The election will be held in 2013.