Bill Rubin Inches Towards Council Run

City elections supervisor Bill Rubin today moved a step closer to his expected run for City Council, by resigning from his seat on the Pension Board.

Rubin, who was vice chairman of the pension board and the elected representative of District Council 33, has formed an exploratory committee to consider running as a Democrat for Council in the 10th Councilmanic District. That seat is currently held by Republican Brian O'Neill.

Rubin has not yet formally declared for the seat and still holds his job at the City Commissioners Office. Once he declares or files nominating petitions, city ethics rules state that he must quit his job. Today Rubin said he was feeling good about a possible race.

"I am looking for support, I want to make sure the support is there," Rubin said. "We're going out and talking to a lot of people in the district. It is time to change the face of City Council."