Sean Bell’s Fiancée Considering Run For City Council Seat

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The woman who was going to marry police shooting victim Sean Bell is mulling a run for a City Council seat, according to the Daily News.

The paper quoting a report from the political newspaper and website Politico said that Nicole Paultre Bell was considering the pursuit of the Queens City Council seat that became open when Councilman Thomas White died last Friday.

Paultre Bell lives in Far Rockaway with her 2 children, but not in White’s former district.

She must accumulate signatures on a nominating petition before the November 2 election, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.

Sources said advisers were meeting with Paultre Bell Friday to discuss the possibility of running, Papa reported.

Bell, who was 23, died in a hail of 50 bullets on November 25, 2006, around the corner from a Queens topless bar where he had just had a bachelor party and where undercover police were investigating complaints of prostitution.  Bell was to marry his fiancée later that day.

Paultre Bell recently won a multi-million dollar settlement with the city in connection with the shooting in which police detectives were acquitted at trial.

Paultre Bell’s lawyer refused to comment on the reports.

  • Mr. Iam Fedupwithnewyork

    I support her. Good luck Mrs. Bell.

  • Snow

    Your absolutely right, as City Council Woman she’s gonna stop all Black men from goin to a strip club.

  • Aria

    I think it would be a great opportunity for Paultre Bell to turn her tragedy into something positive — as a City Councilperson, she would have a chance to make changes to protect innocent victims from a fate such as her late fiance’s sensless death. You go, girl!

  • arty

    this rain will certainly give our umbrellas a workout. But don’t fret . Theres a 90% chance of Donald tomorrow.

  • Snow

    This is just disgusting. So what’s next, JetBlue flight attendant w/ anger management problems gonna run for Mayor? Nice….

  • Watson

    Glad to see her making an impact after being thrusted into NYC infamy. Good luck and know that she is making Sean proud.

  • trace

    i think she should do it and i think sean would be very proud of her and i think she would a great job

  • NYC

    Is she serious? Did she graduate HS?

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