Dan Halloran, Republican, City Council, 19th District.
Thanks in part to our own Steven Thrasher, you probably know more about Halloran's religious status as "first atheling," or prince, of New Normandy
than his other qualifications for office. The Flushing Republican stands forthrightly against "the 'tax and recklessly spend' policies
that make home ownership less affordable." This district was previously represented by the liberal Tony Avella, so Halloran would have been an unlikely victor in any case, but considering the publicity his beliefs has raised -- and the attempts of members of his own party to nudge him from the ballot
-- we will be interested to see how many votes he winds up with. If he cracks 30 percent, chalk it up to the intercession of Odin.