Guillermo Philpotts was tasked with choosing a replacement for Karim Camara, but opted to run instead.
Thomas Prendergast is the well-respected current president of the MTA's NYC Transit.
At least half a dozen candidates are now vying to become the Republican Party's choice for mayor.
Lower Eastside Girls Club founder Lyn Pentecost was recently nominated for the designer's "People's Voice" award.
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