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NYC General Election 2017

NYC Elections 2017

The NYC elections are Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

An incumbent is the person who already holds the seat. Incumbents have the advantage of the power of their current position. That makes it easier for incumbents to get reelected.

The big race is the election for Mayor.

The big issue is rezoning for development.

We currently have Dominican-American, Ecuadorian-American, Mexican-American, and Puerto Rican members of the New York City Council.


The Mayor is basically the president of the city. The New York City Mayor is limited to two consecutive four-year terms in office. Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for his second term.


Bill de Blasio, Democrat, incumbent
Nicole Malliotakis, Republican
Richard “Bo” Dietl, independent
Aaron Commey, Libertarian
Akeem Browder, Green
Abbey Laurel-Smith, Pilgrims Alliance
Ahsan Syed, Theocratic

Manhattan District Attorney

Cy Vance, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

Brooklyn District Attorney

Eric Gonzalez, Democrat, incumbent (named acting District Attorney in 2016) UNCONTESTED

Public Advocate

The New York City Public Advocate is sort of a watchdog of the city government. They respond to citizen complaints about the city government itself. If the Mayor becomes unable to serve, the Public Advocate takes over as Mayor.

Letitia James, Democrat, incumbent
J.C. Polanco, Republican
Michael O’Reilly, Conservative
James Lane, Green


The Comptroller manages city accounting and financial reporting.

Scott Stringer, Democrat, incumbent
Michel J. Faulkner, Republican
Alex Merced, Libertarian
Julia Willebrand, Green

Bronx Borough President

Ruben Diaz, Jr., Democrat, incumbent

Michael Garcia (party TBD)

Brooklyn Borough President

Eric Adams, Democrat, incumbent
Vito Bruno, Republican
Ben Kissel, Reform & Libertarian

Queens Borough President

Melinda Katz, Democrat, incumbent
William Kregler, Republican

Manhattan Borough President

Gale Brewer, Democrat, incumbent
Brian Waddell, Libertarian
Daniel Vila, Green

Staten Island Borough President

James Oddo, Republican, incumbent
Tom Shcherbenko, Democrat
Henry Bardel, Green

City Council

The New York City Council is basically the congress of the city. Like the U.S. Congress, the city council makes city laws and approves the city budget. There are 51 City Council members who serve on 35 committees that are focused on specific issues.

If you have a problem or want to improve your neighborhood, your City Council person is the person with whom you meet.

New York City Council members are elected every four years. There are two two-year terms around the Census. That next occurs in 2021 and 2023 for the 2020 Census.

You can learn about the New York City Council at www.council.nyc.gov

City Council District 1 ~ Manhattan

Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa & Washington Square

Margaret Chin, Democrat, incumbent WINNER 46%
Christopher Marte, Democrat 44%

This is an unofficial result. The primary race is still too close to call.

City Council District 2 ~ Manhattan

East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill

This seat is open because incumbent Rosie Mendez (Democrat, Puerto Rican New Yorker) has reached her term-limit.

Carlina Rivera, Democrat www.carlinarivera.nyc
McMillan, Republican
Donald Garrity, Libertarian
Manny Cavaco, Green

City Council District 3 ~ Manhattan

Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, West SoHo, Hudson Square, Times Square, Garment District, Flatiron, Upper West Side

Corey Johnson, Democrat, incumbent
Marni Halasa, Green

City Council District 4 ~ Manhattan

Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place

This open seat is currently held by Dan Garodnick.

Keith Powers, Democrat
Rebecca Harary, Republican

City Council District 5 ~ Manhattan

Upper East Side’s Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio in East Harlem

Ben Kallos, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 6 ~ Manhattan

Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Clinton

Helen Rosenthal, Democrat, incumbent
David Owens (party TBD)
William Raudenbush (party TBD)

City Council District 7 ~ Manhattan

Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights

Mark Levine, Democrat, incumbent
Florindo Troncelliti, Green

City Council District 8 ~ Manhattan & The Bronx

El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Port Morris

This open seat is currently held by Melissa Mark-Viverito, Democrat (Puerto Rican from San Juan).

Diana Ayala, Democrat WINNER 44%
Robert Rodriguez, Democrat 42%

This is an unofficial result. The preliminary race is still too close to call.

City Council District 9 ~ Manhattan

Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, East Harlem

Bill Perkins, Democrat, incumbent (elected in February special election)
Jack Royster, Republican
Pierre Gooding, Libertarian

City Council District 10 ~ Manhattan

Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill

Ydanis Rodriguez, Democrat, incumbent (Dominican-American born in Santiago, Dominican Republic)
Gregory Purdy, Republican
Anthony del Orbe (party TBD)

City Council District 11 ~ The Bronx

Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Norwood, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, Woodlawn

Andrew Cohen, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 12 ~ The Bronx

Wakefield, Olinville, Edenwald, Eastchester, Williamsbridge, Baychester, Co-op City

Andy King, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 13 ~ The Bronx

This open seat is currently held by James Vacca.

Allerton, City Island, Country Club, Edgewater Park, Ferry Point, Locust Point, Morris Park, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Schuylerville, Silver Beach, Spencer Estates, Throggs Neck, Van Nest, Waterbury LaSalle, Westchester Square, Zerega

Mark Gjonaj, Democrat
John Cerini, Republican

City Council District 14 ~ The Bronx

Morris Heights, University Heights, Fordham, Kingsbridge

Fernando Cabrera, Democrat, incumbent (Dominican-Puerto Rican New Yorker from the Bronx) UNCONTESTED

City Council District 15 ~ The Bronx

Bedford Park, Fordham, Mount Hope, Bathgate, Belmont, East Tremont, West Farms, Van Nest, Allerton, Olinville

Ritchie Torres, Democrat, incumbent (Puerto Rican New Yorker from the East Bronx)
Jayson Cancel, Jr., Martial Arts Party

City Council District 16 ~ The Bronx

Claremont, Concourse, Concourse Village, Highbridge, Morris Heights, Mount Eden, Morrisania

Vanessa Gibson, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 17 ~ The Bronx

Concourse Village, Crotona Park East, East Tremont, Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Morrisania, Port Morris, West Farms, North Brother Island, South Brother Island

Rafael Salamanca, Democrat, incumbent (Puerto Rican New Yorker)
Patrick Delices, Republican

City Council District 18 ~ The Bronx

Soundview, Castle Hill, Parkchester, Clason Point, Harding Park

This open seat is currently held by Annabel Palma (Bronx Latina)

Ruben Diaz, Sr., Democrat
Eisley Constantine, Republican
Carl Lundgren, Green

City Council District 19 ~ Queens

Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Beechhurst, College Point, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck, Malba, Whitestone

Paul Vallone, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 20 ~ Queens

Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill

Peter Koo, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 21 ~ Queens

East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona in Queens, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Lefrak City and LaGuardia Airport

This open seat is currently held by Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (Dominican American New Yorker) who decided not to run for reelection.

Francisco Moya, Democrat UNCONTESTED

[NOTE:] Francisco Moya is the only Ecuadorian-American running for a city council anywhere in the United States. This is the beginning of New York City’s fourth-largest Latin community reaching for political power.

City Council District 22 ~ Queens

Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside

Costa Constantinides, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 23 ~ Queens

Bayside, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Little Neck, Queens Village

Barry Grodenchik, Democrat, incumbent
Joseph Concannon, Republican
John Lim (party TBD)

City Council District 24 ~ Queens

Kew Gardens Hills, Pomonok, Electchester, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Parkway Village, Jamaica Hills, Jamaica

Rory Lancman, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 25 ~ Queens

Elmhurst, Jackson Heights

Daniel Dromm, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 26 ~ Queens

Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, Dutch Kills

Jimmy Van Bramer, Democrat, incumbent
Marvin Jeffcoat, Republican

City Council District 27 ~ Queens

Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, St. Albans, Queens Village, and Springfield Gardens

I. Daneek Miller, Democrat, incumbent
Rupert Green, Republican
Frank Francois, Green

City Council District 28 ~ Queens

Rochdale, South Ozone

The seat is currently vacant because Ruben Wills was convicted on public corruption charges.

Adrienne Adams, Democrat
Ivan Mossop, Republican

City Council District 29 ~ Queens

Rego Park, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill

Karen Koslowitz, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 30 ~ Queens

Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Woodside

Elizabeth Crowley, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 31 ~ Queens

Arverne, Brookville, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens

Donovan Richards, Democrat, incumbent
Derek Hamilton (party TBD)
Latanya Collins (party TBD)

City Council District 32 ~ Queens

Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach, Woodhaven

Eric Ulrich, Republican, incumbent UNCONTESTED
Mike Scala, Democrat WINNER
Jay Rivera (party TBD)

City Council District 33 ~ Brooklyn

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg

Stephen Levin, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 34 ~ Brooklyn & Queens

Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood

Antonio Reynoso, Democrat, incumbent (Dominican-American New Yorker) UNCONTESTED

City Council District 35 ~ Brooklyn

Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant

Laurie Cumbo, Democrat, incumbent
Christine Parker, Republican
Jabari Brisport, Green

City Council District 36 ~ Brooklyn

Bedford Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights

Robert Cornegy, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 37 ~ Brooklyn

Cypress Hills, Bushwick, City Line, Ocean Hill, Brownsville, East New York

Rafael Espinal, Democrat, incumbent (Dominican-American New Yorker)
Persephone Sarah Jane Smith, Green

City Council District 38 ~ Brooklyn

Red Hook, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace

Carlos Menchaca, Democrat, incumbent (Mexican-American from Texas)
Carmen Hulbert, Green

City Council District 39 ~ Brooklyn

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington

Brad Lander, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 40 ~ Brooklyn

Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Mathieu Eugene, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 41 ~ Brooklyn

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown Heights

This open seat is currently held by Darlene Mealy.

Alicka Ampry-Samuel, Democrat UNCONTESTED

City Council District 42 ~ Brooklyn

East New York, New Lots, Remsen Village, Spring Creek, Starrett City

Inez Barron, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 43 ~ Brooklyn

Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach

This open seat is currently held by Vincent Gentile.

John Quaglione, Republican
Justin Brannan, Democrat

City Council District 44 ~ Brooklyn

Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood, Ocean Parkway

This open seat is held by David Greenfield (Democrat), who is not seeking reelection.

Kalman Yeger, Democrat
Yoni Hikind, Our Neighborhood

City Council District 45 ~ Brooklyn

Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood, Canarsie

Jumaane Williams, Democrat, incumbent
Anthony Beckford, Green
Stanley Dumas (party TBD)

City Council District 46 ~ Brooklyn

Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Sheepshead Bay

Alan Maisel, Democrat, incumbent UNCONTESTED

City Council District 47 ~ Brooklyn

Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, Sea Gate

Mark Treyger, Democrat, incumbent
Raimondo Denaro, Republican

City Council District 48 ~ Brooklyn

Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Trump Village, Luna Park, Brightwater Towers, Midwood

Chaim M. Deutsch, Democrat, incumbent
Steven Saperstein, Republican

City Council District 49 ~ Staten Island

Arlington, Clifton, Clove Lakes, Concord, Elm Park, Graniteville, Livingston, Mariners Harbor, New Brighton, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, Rosebank, St. George, Snug Harbor, Silver Lake, Stapleton, Sunnyside, West Brighton and Tompkinsville

Debi Rose, Democrat, incumbent
Michael Penrose, Republican

City Council District 50 ~ Staten Island

Arrochar, Bloomfield, Bulls Head, Chelsea, Concord, Dongan Hills, Egbertville, Emerson Hill, Grant City, Grasmere, Lighthouse Hill, Manor Heights, Midland Beach, New Dorp, New Dorp Beach, New Springville, Oakwood, Old Town, Richmond Town, South Beach, Todt Hill, Travis, Westerleigh

Steven Matteo, Republican, incumbent
Richard Florentino, Democrat

City Council District 51 ~ Staten Island

Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Heartland Village, Huguenot, New Springville, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, Woodrow

Joe Borelli, Republican, incumbent
Dylan Schwartz, Democrat

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