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Gotham Votes 2013

13th City Council District


The race in the 13th district could easily be a study in the difficult of challenging an incumbent. Councilman James Vacca has served two terms and would like to represent his district another four years. Vacca is popular, is the chair of a powerful Council committee and has a sizeable war chest. Vacca faces Green Party candidate Raphael Schweizer in the general election.

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Raphael Schweizer

Raphael Schweizer (G)

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Biography: Schweizer is a community activist who is “anti-crime” and plans to advocate for changes in the Parks Department.

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James Vacca (D)

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Biography: Vacca, a lifelong Bronx resident, has held his Council seat since 2006 and chairs the influential transportation committee. He also served as president of The Northeast Bronx Senior Citizens’ Center for 30 years and as district manager for Community Board 10 for 26 years. Besides transportation, Vacca has focused on the issues of overdevelopment, education and saving firehouses. Vacca ran on both the Republican and Democratic lines in 2009.

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Raphael Schweizer

Raphael Schweizer (G)

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Biography: Schweizer is a community activist who is “anti-crime” and plans to advocate for changes in the Parks Department.

james Vacca

James Vacca (D)

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Biography: Vacca, a lifelong Bronx resident, has held his Council seat since 2006 and chairs the influential transportation committee. He also served as president of The Northeast Bronx Senior Citizens’ Center for 30 years and as district manager for Community Board 10 for 26 years. Besides transportation, Vacca has focused on the issues of overdevelopment, education and saving firehouses. Vacca ran on both the Republican and Democratic lines in 2009.

 



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