Councilman not seeking re-election
(07/15/03) THE BRONX - Bronx Coucilman Pedro Espada Jr. announced he will not seek re-election to the City Council's 18th District.
Espada was elected to the City Council after he lost his state Senate seat to Ruben Diaz Jr. Espada says his decision not to run is based on the fact that he feels Democrats are trying to push him out of the party.
Currently, Espada is involved in a court battle with the Democratic party. Democrats say they don't want Espada on their ballot.