Councilman Bob Holden has a challenger in the Democratic primary in 2021.
Maspeth resident Juan Ardila, 26, is running to represent District 30, which includes Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale and Ridgewood.
If elected, he would be the first Latino to represent the diverse district.
Ardila is a product of St. Adalbert Catholic Academy, Archbishop Molloy High School, Fordham University and NYU.
He has worked in the nonprofit and public service sectors, including for the International Rescue Committee, Department of Education and the Legal Aid Society.
Read more about his campaign here.