GOTHAM GAZETTE: SEARCHLIGHT 2004: Term Limits and New York City Council JUMP TO YOUR DISTRICT
 
 


Who Is Term Limited Out of Office?

In the fall of 2005, Manhttan Borough President C. Virginia Fields and six current members of the New York City Council will not be able to run for reelection because of the city's term-limits law.

Term limits, which restrict city officials to two full four-year terms in office, were approved by voters in two referenda. It first went into effect in 2002.

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Borough Dist. Member Party Elected Can't Run
Manhattan 1 Alan J. Gerson DEM 2001 2009
Manhattan 2 Margarita Lopez DEM 1997 2005
Manhattan 3 Christine Quinn DEM 1999 2009
Manhattan 4 Eva S. Moskowitz DEM 1999 2009
Manhattan 5 Gifford Miller DEM 1996 2005
Manhattan 6 Gale A. Brewer DEM 2001 2009
Manhattan 7 Robert Jackson DEM 2001 2009
Manhattan 8 Philip Reed DEM 1997 2005
Manhattan 9 Bill Perkins DEM 1997 2005
Manhattan 10 Miguel Martinez DEM 2001 2009
Bronx 11 G. Oliver Koppell DEM 2001 2009
Bronx 12 Larry B. Seabrook DEM 2001 2009
Bronx 13 Madeline Provenzano DEM 1997 2005
Bronx 14 Maria Baez DEM 2001 2009
Bronx 15 Joel Rivera DEM 2001 2009
Bronx 16 Helen D. Foster DEM 2001 2009
Bronx 17 * Vacant DEM - -
Bronx 18 Anabel Palma DEM 2003 2013
Queens 19 Tony Avella DEM 2001 2009
Queens 20 John C. Liu DEM 2001 2009
Queens 21 Hiram Monserrate DEM 2001 2009
Queens 22 Peter F. Vallone Jr. DEM 2001 2009
Queens 23 David I. Weprin DEM 2001 2009
Queens 24 James F. Gennaro DEM 2001 2009
Queens 25 Helen Sears DEM 2001 2009
Queens 26 Eric N. Gioia DEM 2001 2009
Queens 27 Leroy G. Comrie DEM 2001 2009
Queens 28 Allan W. Jennings DEM 2001 2009
Queens 29 Melinda R. Katz DEM 2001 2009
Queens 30 Dennis P. Gallagher REP 2001 2009
Queens 31 James Sanders DEM 2001 2009
Queens 32 Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 33 David Yassky DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 34 Diana Reyna DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 35 Latisha James DEM 2003 2013
Brooklyn 36 Albert Vann DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 37 Erik Martin Dilan DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 38 Sarah Gonzalez DEM 2002 2013
Brooklyn 39 Bill DeBlasio DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 40 Yvette D. Clarke DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 41 Tracy Boyland DEM 1997 2005
Brooklyn 42 Charles Barron DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 43 Vincent Gentile DEM 2003 2013
Brooklyn 44 Simcha Felder DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 45 Kendall B. Stewart DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 46 Lewis A. Fidler DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 47 Domenic M. Recchia DEM 2001 2009
Brooklyn 48 Michael Nelson DEM 1999 2009
Staten Island 49 Michael E. McMahon DEM 2001 2009
Staten Island 50 James S. Oddo REP 1999 2009
Staten Island 51 Andrew J. Lanza REP 2001 2009

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Names in bold are term-limited in 2005.

Term limits only apply to consecutive terms. The "Can't Run" heading assumes the elected official remains in office and continues to be reelected.

While term-limits normally restricts lawmakers to serving only eight years, those who are eleected in special elections in the middle of a term can serve longer.

* District 17 is currently vacant because former Councilmember Jose Serrano was elected to the State Legislature in 2004. A special election will be held in Spring 2005.