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Gotham Votes 2013

18th City Council District


Annabel Palma is looking for her third term in office and is running on her record which includes advocating for workers’ rights. Palma will face Green Party candidate Walter Nestler.

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Walter Nestler

Walter G Nestler (G)

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Biography: Nestler currently runs a landscape architecture firm and formerly worked for the Parks Department. Nestler lists job creation, improved transportation and help for small businesses as some of his priorities.

Annabel Palma

Annabel Palma (D, WF)

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Biography: Palma was elected in 2004 and is chair of the committee on general welfare. She has advocated for workers’ rights and social justice issues. She enjoys a massive fundraising advantage and has major labor endorsements from the United Federation of Teachers, Communication Workers of America and The Transport Workers Union.


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Walter Nestler

Walter G Nestler (G)

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Biography: Nestler currently runs a landscape architecture firm and formerly worked for the Parks Department. Nestler lists job creation, improved transportation and help for small businesses as some of his priorities.

Annabel Palma

Annabel Palma (D, WF)

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Biography: Palma was elected in 2004 and is chair of the committee on general welfare. She has advocated for workers’ rights and social justice issues. She enjoys a massive fundraising advantage and has major labor endorsements from the United Federation of Teachers, Communication Workers of America and The Transport Workers Union.

William R Moore

William Russell Moore (D)

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Biography: Moore worked in the press offices of Mayors David Dinkins and Rudolph Giuliani. He also served as a press aide for Fernando Ferrer. He later worked as chief of staff for Councilwoman Una Clarke. He also founded Black United Leadership of the Bronx. Moore says he wants more funding for Bronx schools and wants tax credits for businesses that move into the 17th district.



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