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Gotham Votes 2013

4th City Council District


 

The proposed East Midtown rezoning plan has proven the defining issue in the race to represent the 4th City Council District. The rezoning, being pushed strongly by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, calls for a new generation of “super” skyscrapers that opponents say will put unnecessary strain on public infrastructure. Incumbent Councilman Daniel R. Garodnick, whose home turf is the enormous Democratic voting bloc of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, is expected to win re-election handily. His only competition is a little-known Libertarian candidate with no fundraising registered with the city. Garodnick is also widely considered to be a possible candidate for Council speaker. 

Campaign Updates

City Council Incumbent Gets Respect Championing Stuyvesant Town (Aug. 14, 2013, Gotham Gazette)

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Daniel Garodnick

Daniel R Garodnick (D, WF) (Incumbent)

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Biography: Dan Garodnick, a litigator, is a member of the Council’s Budget Negotiating Team and chair of the Consumer Affairs Committee. In the past two terms as City Council representative, Garodnick authored New York City’s first Green Energy Code, the Contractor Whistleblower Protection Law, and the historic Tenant Protection Act. Garodnick originally announced his candidacy for Comptroller, but chose to drop out of the race in late November and pursue another term in City Council. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Helene Jnane (L)

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Biography: Jnane, an attorney, was endorsed by the Manhattan Libertarian Party in June.

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Daniel Garodnick

Daniel R Garodnick (D, WF) (Incumbent)

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Biography: Dan Garodnick, a litigator, is a member of the Council’s Budget Negotiating Team and chair of the Consumer Affairs Committee. In the past two terms as City Council representative, Garodnick authored New York City’s first Green Energy Code, the Contractor Whistleblower Protection Law, and the historic Tenant Protection Act. Garodnick originally announced his candidacy for Comptroller, but chose to drop out of the race in late November and pursue another term in City Council. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and received his JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Helene Jnane (L)

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Biography: Jnane, an attorney, was endorsed by the Manhattan Libertarian Party in June.



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