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Debates of the 2014 NYS Election Cycle


 

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Sen. Tony Avella, left, debates John Liu on Inside City Hall; host Errol Louis, middle (@InsideCityHall)


Debates of the 2014 New York State Election Cycle - see below for upcoming and video/audio/print of those already having occurred. This list is surely incomplete, please send us others - notice of upcoming debates or recaps of those that have occurred - by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Primary Election Debates

Governor & Lieutenant Governor

9/8/14 Hochul, then Wu appear on WNYC: Brian Lehrer Show audio

Teachout and Astorino debate on WPIX-11 TV via WPIX and City & State NY (filmed 9/4): debate video

9/4/14 Zephyr Teachout and Rob Astorino debate on WNYC (Gov. Andrew Cuomo declined to participate in a primary debate with Teachout): Brian Lehrer Show audio

9/3/14 Tim Wu appears on NY1 (Kathy Hochul opted not to participate): Inside City Hall video

9/2/14 Zephyr Teachout appears on NY1 (Gov. Cuomo opted not to participate): Inside City Hall video

14th Senate District in Queens

9/3/14 Candidates @ The Salvation Army Jamaica Citadel, 90-23 161st Street, Queens via DNAinfo & Food Bank NYC. Recap: TBD

8/20/14 Malcolm Smith, Leroy Comrie and Munir Avery appear on NY1: Inside City Hall Debate video 

76th Assembly District in Manhattan

8/24/14 Christensen, Hartzog, Menegon and Seawright appear on MNN: Represent NYC debate video

8/22/14 Christensen, Hartzog, Menegon and Seawright appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

8/11/14 Gus Christensen, Ed Hartzog, David Menegon and Rebecca Seawright appear at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House for Citizens Union and Our Town debate. Recap: Our Town

52nd Assembly District in Brooklyn

9/3/14 Biviano, Simon, and Sikora appear on BRIC: B-Civil debate video

9/2/14 Biviano, Simon, and Sikora debate at St. Francis College 7 p.m., sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Blog. Recap: TBD

8/27/14 Biviano, Simon and Sikora debate at a forum hosted by the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council. Recap: Brooklyn Daily Eagle

8/25/14 Doug Biviano, Jo Ann Simon, and Pete Sikora appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

72nd Assembly District in Manhattan

9/2/14 Candidates @ Fresh Youth Initiatives, 505 W 171st St, Manhattan via DNAinfo & Food Bank NYC. Recap: TBD

8/24/14 Mayobanex Villalona, Melanie Hidalgo, Guillermo Linares and Manny De Los Santos appear on MNN: Represent NYC debate video

31st Senate District in Manhattan

9/4/14 Jackson and Espaillat appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

8/24/14 Robert Jackson and Luis Tejada appear on MNN (incumbent Adriano Espaillat opted not to participate): Represent NYC debate video

34th Senate District in the Bronx

8/26/14 Klein and Koppell appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

8/25/14 Jeff Klein and Oliver Koppell appear on BronxNet: BronxTalk debate video

11th Senate District in Queens

9/2/14 Avella and Liu appear on WNYC: Brian Lehrer Show audio

8/27/14 Tony Avella and John Liu appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

8/19/14: Avella and Liu appeared at a forum hosted by "a coalition of community-based, advocacy and social services organizations." Recaps: Queens Chronicle and The Observer

19th Senate District in Brooklyn

8/28/14 John Sampson, Dell Smitherman, and Sean Henry appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

20th Senate District, Brooklyn

9/3/14 Dorancy and Hamilton appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

8/27/14 Dorancy and Hamilton appear on WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show audio

8/27/14 Dorancy and Hamilton debate at forum hosted by Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council. Recap: Brooklyn Daily Eagle

8/12 Rubain Dorancy and Jesse Hamilton appear on BRIC: B-Civil video

54th Assembly District in Brooklyn

8/19 Erik Dilan and Kimberly Council appear on BRIC: B-Civil debate video

79th Assembly District in the Bronx

9/4/14 Candidates @ McKinley Community Center. Recap: TBD

9/1/14 Blake, Rodriguez, and Ricks debate on BronxNet: BronxTalk video

8/28/14 79th AD @ Word of Life International, 813 Westchester Ave, The Bronx via DNAinfo & Food Bank NYC. Recap: TBD

60th Assembly District in Brooklyn

8/29/14 Chris Banks and Charles Barron @ Church of God of Prophecy, 71 Malta St, Brooklyn via DNAinfo & Food Bank NYC. Recap: TBD

55th Assembly District in Brooklyn

9/4/14 Candidates @ 1768 St. John's Place, Brooklyn via DNAinfo & Food Bank NYC. Recap: TBD

 

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) page with all Represent NYC 2014 debates 

NY1 Inside City Hall page with all televised debates on that network 

Food Bank NYC/DNAinfo debates listing/rsvp page

 

Vacancies in the New York State Legislature


In 2014, all 213 seats in the New York State Legislature are again up for election. Following the September 9th party primaries, NY voters will elect representatives on November 4th in all 63 Senate Districts, including the 27 that represent parts of New York City, and all 150 State Assembly Districts, including the 66 that represent parts of New York City. The elections include the 13 currently vacant seats and the 8 seats for which incumbents have chosen not to seek re-election.

In addition to the 8 New York State legislators that are not seeking re-election, current Lt. Governor Robert Duffy has also chosen not to run again, citing the wear and tear of his travel schedule. The New York State legislative vacancies, and the races in which the current officeholder is not seeking re-election, are listed below. To see who is running to fill the seats, click the links provided for several races listed or see our larger page for all candidates running in races to represent New York City residents:

Current Vacancies in the New York State Legislature:

Assembly District 54:
Brooklyn: Bushwick and East New York
Last Represented by: Rafael Espinal Jr.
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 55:
Brooklyn: Brownsville
Last Represented by William Boyland
Reason for vacating: forced to exit office due to conviction on twenty-one counts of bribery, mail fraud, and extortion

Assembly District 59:
Brooklyn: Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mills Basin, and Gerritsen Beach
Last Represented by: Alan Maisel
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 60:
Brooklyn: East New York, Brownsville, and Canarsie
Last Represented by: Inez Barron
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 72:
Manhattan: Inwood, Washington Heights, and Harlem
Last Represented by:Gabriela Rosa
Reason for vacating: pleaded guilty to marriage fraud and resigned

Assembly District 77:
Bronx: High Bridge
Last Represented by: Vanessa Gibson
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 79:
Bronx: Melrose, Morrisania, Fairmont-Claremont Village, and Tremont
Last Represented by: Eric Stevenson
Reason for vacating: forced to exit office due to conviction on four counts of bribery

Assembly District 98
Towns of Deerpark, Greenville, Minisink, Monroe, Tuxedo, Warwick, Port Jervis and Ramapo
Last Represented by: Annie Rabbitt
Reason for vacating: elected Orange County Clerk

Assembly District 113:
Upper Hudson Valley region, portions of Saratoga County, and Washington County
Last Represented by: J. Anthony "Tony" Jordan
Reason for vacating: elected Washington County DA

Assembly District 134:
Spencerport, Greece, and Hilton
Last Represented by: Bill Reilich
Reason for vacating: elected Greece town supervisor

Assembly District 143:
Cheektowaga, Depew, Lancaster, and Sloan
Last Represented by: Dennis Gabryszak
Reason for vacating: resigned as a result of sexual harassment allegations from several staffers

Senate District 8:
Portions of Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Last Represented by: Charles Fuschillo
Reason for vacating: became CEO of Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Senate District 20:
Brooklyn: Sunset Park, Gowanus, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brownsville
Last Represented by: Eric Adams
Reason for vacating: elected Brooklyn Borough President

Seats being vacated by incumbents not seeking re-election:

Assembly District 11
Parts of Suffolk County
Current Officeholder: Robert Sweeney (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: retirement

Assembly District 20
Parts of Nassau County
Current Officeholder: Harvey Weisenberg (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: retirement

Assembly District 42
Brooklyn: Ditmas Park, Flatbush, and Midwood
Current Officeholder: Rhoda Jacobs (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: retirement

Assembly District 52
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Waterfront, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Landing, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Vinegar Hill
Current Officeholder: Joan L. Millman (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: moving to a position at the New York City Department for the Aging

Assembly District 76:
Manhattan: Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island
Current Officeholder: Micah Kellner (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: allegations and appeal process concerning sexual harassment

Senate District 3
Suffolk County
Current Officeholder: Lee M. Zeldin (R)
Reason for not seeking re-election: running for Congress

Senate District 40
Parts of Putnam, Westchester, and Dutchess Counties
Current Officeholder: Greg Ball (R)
Reason for not seeking reelection: return to private sector

Senate District 62:
Niagara County, Orleans County, and parts of Monroe County
Current Officeholder: George D. Maziarz (R)
Reason for not seeking re-election: personal reasons (is the subject of a pending campaign funds investigation)

 

NY State Senate District 31


«NY State Senate District 20 NY State Senate District 34»

Overview 

 

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Adriano Espaillat (D)  Robert Jackson (D) Luis Tejada (D) Michael W. Chan (R)

 

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Adriano Espaillat (D)

Website-Official Senator's Page
Facebook
Twitter- Official Senator's Page

On the Issues

Endorsements

Record in Office

Currently: New York State Senator for the 31st Senate District (2010-present)

Previous Work: New York State Assembly (D, WF – 72nd District) 1997-2010; Project Right Start (Director) 1994-1996; Washington Heights Victims Services Community Office (Director) 1992-1994; Community Planning Board 12 (Executive board member); 34th Precinct Community Council (President); Minority Program Development Chair (State Senate); New York County Democratic Committee (District Leader 72A)

Education: B.S. Political Science, Queens College, 1978; Graduate Degree in Public Administration, NYU


On the Issues


Endorsements

Organizations: Working Families Party; 1199SEIU; Empire State Pride Agenda; 32BJ; United Federation of Teachers; StreetsPAC

Individuals: Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins; NY Assemblyman Herman (Denny) Farrell Jr.; NYC Public Advocate Letitia James; NY Governor Andrew Cuomo; Mayor Bill de Blasio; Comptroller Tom DiNapoli; Congressman Jerry Nadler


Record in Office

Adriano Espaillat currently serves as New York State Senator for the 31st Senate District, since 2010-present

NYS Senate Committee and Subcommittee assignments: Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development (Ranking Member); Committee on Environmental Conservation; Committee on Codes; Committee on Fi94pxce; Committee on Higher Education; Committee on Development; Committee on Insurance; Judiciary Committee;

NYS Senate Caucuses: Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus (Chair); The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus. 

 


 * Photo from Espaillat's NYS Senate profile

Notes:

1. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #1

2. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #2

3. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #3, June 9, 2014, ABC.

4. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #4, June 11, NY1.

5. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #5, June 16, BronxNet.

6. The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, June 20, 2014.

 

Candidates' statements taken from their respective websites and press releases, unless otherwise noted.

Notes:

 



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