Former City Council candidate Kevin Kim announced he would not run for any office this year.
The Democrat had mulled a run in the 19th District to replace Republican incumbent Councilmember Dan Halloran, who is not seeking re-election while he fights federal corruption charges.
Kim lost a 2009 election to Halloran.
“After serious consideration, I have decided not to run for City Council this year,” Kim said in a statement. “Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the outpouring of support I received from so many people in the community.”
Political insiders said Kim, who grew up in Bay Terrace, was also eyeing a try for Borough President. But he shot down rumors to The Courier, saying that is not his intention.
“I will not be running for any office this year,” he said, “but will continue to be active in advocating for causes that are important to the community as a whole.”