Former State Sen. Storobin Files for City Council Run

BROOKLYN -

Former state senator David Storobin on Friday filed papers for a bid to replace the term-limited Councilman Mike Nelson, setting up for the conservative Republican a crowded field that already includes some well-known names.

Just last year, Storobin, in a stunner, won a special election against City Councilman Lew Fidler to replace state Sen. Carl Kruger, but went on to lose the seat to current Sen. Simcha Felder following the release of a new redistricting map.

If Storobin were to run, he would be the only Republican. Current Democratic candidates include Nelson, chief of staff Chaim Deutsch, district leader Ari Kagan, attorneys Igor Oberman and Michael Treybich, and community board chair Theresa Scavo.