As he considers a run for New York City public advocate, Sen. Daniel Squadron is already raising money for the race more than a year out.

A reader forwarded us a fundraising appeal (which appears below) from Squadron that came out the same day as The Wall Street Journal reported the up-and-coming Democrat, along with Councilwoman Letitia James of Brooklyn and Deputy Public Advocate Reshma Saujaniare jockeying for position.

Squadron is running for re-election to his Senate seat this year, but the city’s tight campaign finance laws make it difficult to transfer money raised from a state office campaign to a city race.

Squadron, a former aide to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer who helped pen “Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time,” unseated incumbent Sen. Marty Connnor in 2008.

Public Advocate Bill deBlasio is considering a run for mayor in 2013.

Here’s the fundraising appeal from “Squadron For New York.”

Dear Friend,

A little more than four years ago, I stood in a bar on the district and kicked off my campaign for State Senate. I was reminded of that last night facing a room packed with friends and supporters as I look towards running for Public Advocate.

Contribute Today!

As I told the Wall Street Journal yesterday, “It’s going to be an important election and an important job. As you have a new mayoral administration, in that transition, the job has the potential to be a big part of filling in the inevitable gaps, ensuring that it’s an effective and responsive government.”

There is a lot of potential, and I hope you will be a part of it. If you weren’t able to join us last night, please consider making a contribution. If you’d like to attend an event, our next one is April 24th. If you already have given, would you consider hosting a house party? Your support, however you chose to participate, will be key as we continue forward.

Thank you, as always, for your support.