Bernard Goetz, known as the "subway vigilante" who shot four panhandling teenagers in 1984, is vying for a seat on the Independence Party State Committee.
He will be running against Frederick Newman in the 66th Assembly District, according to filings with the New York City Board of Elections.
Mr. Goetz exposed a public divide among New Yorkers when he was prosecuted in connection with the shooting. Many condemned him, while others were sympathetic given the crime epidemic sweeping the city. He was ultimately convicted on gun possession charges and spent time in prison.