Isaac Sasson, second from right, Democratic candidate for the 24th Council District, opened his campaign office at 141-24 Jewel Ave. on Sunday.
The district includes areas of Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Hillcrest Estates, Jamaica, Flushing, Jamaica Estates, Kew Gardens Hills and Utopia Estates.
“I have been very fortunate in life,” Sasson said. “Because of that I have been able to help many in our community through my service on our community board, as a tenant’s rights leader, as a member of many local organizations and through my charitable contributions to needy groups. But I want to do more and that is why I’m running for City Council.”
The seat, currently occupied by Councilman Jim Gennaro, will be open after the incumbent is term-limited out. Sasson’s opponents include former Assemblyman Rory Lancman.