Lakeland schools are closing and Yorktown schools are dismissing early today as the weather worsens.
But Councilman Nicholas Bianco’s 11 a.m. press conference to announce his Assembly candidacy remains a go. The event has been moved, as planned in case of inclement weather, to Seven Stars Restaurant, 945 E. Main St. in Shrub Oak.
As first reported here the other day, Bianco revealed his political plans to seek the 99th Assembly District seat being vacated by two-term incumbent Greg Ball, R-Patterson. Bianco, a registered Conservative, will seek all party lines in his first bid for office beyond the Yorktown Town Board.
He was first elected councilman in 1995 and has run with Republican backing in four straight elections.
Bianco has local company in the burgeoning field of candidates. Mohegan Lake Republican Steve Katz, a veterinarian with a practice in the Bronx is running as a self-described Tea Party candidate. Katz plans a March 4 fundraiser in Somers to kick off his campaign.
Read today’s article on both campaigns and check back here later for more from Bianco’s event.
(file photos of Bianco, Katz/The Journal News)