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11th City Council District

by Gotham Gazette Staff, Aug 03, 2013
 

Incumbent Councilman Oliver Koppell will be term limited out of office, giving Democrat Andrew Cohen the opening to become the party nominee after winning a three-way primary. Cohen faces Green Party candidate John Reynolds and former Democratic candidate Cheryl Keeling on the School Choice ballot line.

GENERAL

Andrew Cohen

Andrew J. Cohen (D)

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Biography: The presumed front runner, Cohen has the backing of prominent elected officials such as Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Sen. Jeff Klein and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, as well as the Working Families Party and a number of unions. The attorney and adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice has also raised the most — bringing in around $186,499. Cohen has served on committees for Community Board 8 and lives with his wife and daughter in Spuyten Duyvil.

Cheryl Keeling

Cheryl Keeling (SC)

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Biography: Keeling is a track coach and owner of Capital Management Group. Her company oversees housing units in Manhattan and the Bronx. Keeling has focused her campaign message on making things easier for small businesses. Keeling wants to relax regulations, lower taxes on small businesses and create a city fund that would be used to boost struggling businesses.

John Reynolds

John Reynolds (G)

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Biography: Reynolds has billed himself as the anti-establishment candidate according to The Riverdale Press. Reynolds told the press that he has no connections to political clubs, community boards and political structures. Reynolds supports participatory budgeting and promoting human rights. The retired IT consultant ran an unsuccessful campaign to oust former Sen. Pedro Espada in 2010. Espada lost his seat to Sen. Gustavo Rivera in that race.

PRIMARY

Candidates

Andrew Cohen

Andrew J. Cohen (D)

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Biography: The presumed front runner, Cohen has the backing of prominent elected officials such as Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Sen. Jeff Klein and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, as well as the Working Families Party and a number of unions. The attorney and adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice has also raised the most — bringing in around $186,499. Cohen has served on committees for Community Board 8 and lives with his wife and daughter in Spuyten Duyvil.

Cheryl Keeling

Cheryl Keeling (D)

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Biography: Keeling is a track coach and owner of Capital Management Group. Her company oversees housing units in Manhattan and the Bronx. Keeling has focused her campaign message on making things easier for small businesses. Keeling wants to relax regulations, lower taxes on small businesses and create a city fund that would be used to boost struggling businesses.

John Reynolds

John Reynolds (G)

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Biography: Reynolds has billed himself as the anti-establishment candidate according to The Riverdale Press. Reynolds told the press that he has no connections to political clubs, community boards and political structures. Reynolds supports participatory budgeting and promoting human rights. The retired IT consultant ran an unsuccessful campaign to oust former Sen. Pedro Espada in 2010. Espada lost his seat to Sen. Gustavo Rivera in that race.

Clifford Stanton

Clifford I. Stanton (D)

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Biography: Stanton has touted his business acumen on the campaign trail but the president of United Snacks Inc. has a large political resume as well. Stanton was assistant campaign manager for Ferrer For Mayor and chief of staff for Councilman Noach Dear. Stanton says he wants to reduce class sizes in his district, introduce more charter schools, make the district more business friendly and fight crime.

 


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