So here is another one for the books. According to voter registration records, Steve Levin was not living in the 33rd District until sometime after November 6, 2007. Why do we know that? Because his voter registration records show that he voted out of the district at his prior East Williamsburg address at 12 Morgan Avenue, which is in the 34th District represented by City Councilwoman Diana Reyna. The earliest record of him being in the district is March 2008. Whatever the case (November 2007 or March 2008), he has lived in the 33rd District for less than two years before running for the City Council. Not that this should come as much of a surprise. Levin’s mentor, Vito Lopez, has been accused of not living in the district that he represents. It is pretty remarkable though because, according to the Daily News, Levin was considering a run for the 33rd by as early as February 2008.
What does this all mean? Simple. Levin has to vote where he is a resident. On November 6, 2007, he is still legally declared a resident of 12 Morgan Avenue, which is at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Morgan. It is in the 34th City Council District, i.e., not the 33rd District. By March 2008, he has his legal residence listed at 576 Morgan Avenue, Apartment 3L, within the 33rd District. Therefore, even assuming that Levin moved the day after he voted on November 7, 2007, he lived in the 33rd District for three months before deciding that he was the best person to represent us in the City Council. That is not only chutzpah…it is carpetbagging, plain and simple. The 33rd deserves way better.