Quantcast

Gotham Gazette

The Place for New York Policy and politics

Citizens Union

Featured

Subscribe
to our Newsletters

By subscribing to Gotham Gazette's free newletters you will receive The Eye-Opener, our daily morning round-up of the day's news, and our occasional afternoon newsletter of original Gotham Gazette content.

* indicates required

31st City Council District

by Gotham Gazette Staff, Aug 03, 2013
 

The 31st district, especially the Rockaways, continues to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. Incumbent Donovan Richards has been in office less than five months since winning a special election in February to fill the seat of James Sanders, who left for the state Senate. Richards won the special election by less than 100 votes against a surprise Orthodox Jewish candidate running in the predominantly black district and was able to beat his opponents in the primary election. He now faces Republican Scherie Murray and third-party candidate Ricardo Brown in the general election.

GENERAL

Ricardo Brown

Ricardo Brown (Jobs & Education)

Twitter | Facebook | Website

Biography: Brown is the president and CEO of Brown Young & Co. He has college degrees in accounting.

 

Scherie S Murray

Scherie S Murray (R, C)

Twitter | Facebook | Website

Biography: Murray unsuccessfully ran for to represent the 31st City Council District in 2009, against James Sanders. She received a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the City University of New York. She founded a television production company, The Esmel Group.

Donovan Richards

Donovan J Richards Jr. (D) (Incumbent)

Twitter | Facebook | Website

Biography: Richards, the incumbent, won a special election in February 2013. Prior to his stint on the Council, Richards was the chief-of-staff of former Councilman James Sanders.

PRIMARY

Ricardo Brown

Ricardo Brown (D)

Twitter | Facebook | Website

Biography: None

 

Michael Duncan

Michael Duncan (D)

Twitter | Facebook | Website

Biography: Duncan is a community activist and former chief of staff to then-Councilman James Sanders. Duncan ran unsuccessfully multiple times for the 32nd CIty Council District. He received a bachelor’s degree from Baruch College.

Photo

David R Hooks, Jr. (D)

Twitter | Facebook | Website

Biography: Hooks Jr. served as a marine in the United States military. After leaving the marines, he worked for Community Board 14 in Brooklyn. He then worked for SUNY-Queens Educational Opportunity Center before retiring in 2011. He unsuccessfuly ran in the 2005 primary election for the 32nd City Council District.

Scherie S Murray

Scherie S Murray (R, C)

Twitter | Facebook | Website

Biography: Murray unsuccessfully ran for to represent the 31st City Council District in 2009, against James Sanders. She received a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from the City University of New York. She founded a television production company, The Esmel Group.

Donovan Richards

Donovan J Richards Jr. (D) (Incumbent)

Twitter | Facebook | Website

Biography: Richards, the incumbent, won a special election in February 2013. Prior to his stint on the Council, Richards was the chief-of-staff of former Councilman James Sanders.


Editor's Choice


Gotham Gazette: With a Smirk, Bharara Diagnoses New York Corruption Problem With a Smirk, Bharara Diagnoses New York Corruption Problem Gotham Gazette: Public Conversation on New Veterans Department Begins Public Conversation on New Veterans Department Begins Gotham Gazette: The Evolving Definition of Transparency The Evolving Definition of Transparency

Comments
Comment(s)

The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam.

Last Updated (Aug 14, 2014)