STATEN ISLAND — A North Shore activist who runs a program to help high school drop outs is eyeing a run for Debi Rose's City Council seat.
Lifelong Staten Island resident Kamillah Hanks, a Democrat, registered an election committee — a group supporting her as a candidate — with the state's Board of Elections, the Staten Island Advance first reported.
Hanks said she hasn't made a decision yet but was thinking about a run.
"I’m still exploring my options, actively," she said.
She has not yet filed with the Campaign Finance Board, which is a necessary step before a run can begin.
Hanks, who lives in Stapleton, is the president and CEO of Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership, which aims to promote economic and real estate development in the neighborhood and hosts arts and community programs in the park.
She also runs the B.U.I.L.D. Staten Island Youth Program — which helps low-income youths get a high school diploma and get job training — and was appointed to the Panel for Education Policy by Borough President James Oddo in 2014.
If she decides to run, she'll face off in a primary against Rose, who was first elected to the council in 2009 and won re-election in 2013.
Hanks and Rose are the only two to create committee's for a 2017 run in the district, according to state BOE records.