Former New York City Councilman Charles Barron this week filed paperwork with the state Board of Elections to run for the state Assembly seat vacated by his wife, Inez, records show.
The move for Charles Barron is not unexpected.
Barron, left the Council due to term limits, and had been telegraphing for months he would run for the Brooklyn-based district.
The former Black Panther has something of a knack for getting under the skin of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Expect Barron, should he win the Assembly seat, to be a vocal and recognizable figure in the chamber.
The corporate folks will come out of the woodwork to oppose Barron for the Assembly seat, as they did in the Congressional primary against corporate Dem/DFER ally Hakeem Jeffries.