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Sen. Tony Avella, left, debates John Liu on Inside City Hall; host Errol Louis, middle (@InsideCityHall)


Debates of the 2014 New York State Election Cycle - see below for upcoming and video/audio/print of those already having occurred. This list is surely incomplete, please send us others - notice of upcoming debates or recaps of those that have occurred - by email to bmax@gothamgazette.com

 

Primary Election Debates

Governor & Lieutenant Governor

9/8/14 Hochul, then Wu appear on WNYC: Brian Lehrer Show audio

Teachout and Astorino debate on WPIX-11 TV via WPIX and City & State NY (filmed 9/4): debate video

9/4/14 Zephyr Teachout and Rob Astorino debate on WNYC (Gov. Andrew Cuomo declined to participate in a primary debate with Teachout): Brian Lehrer Show audio

9/3/14 Tim Wu appears on NY1 (Kathy Hochul opted not to participate): Inside City Hall video

9/2/14 Zephyr Teachout appears on NY1 (Gov. Cuomo opted not to participate): Inside City Hall video

14th Senate District in Queens

9/3/14 Candidates @ The Salvation Army Jamaica Citadel, 90-23 161st Street, Queens via DNAinfo & Food Bank NYC. Recap: TBD

8/20/14 Malcolm Smith, Leroy Comrie and Munir Avery appear on NY1: Inside City Hall Debate video 

76th Assembly District in Manhattan

8/24/14 Christensen, Hartzog, Menegon and Seawright appear on MNN: Represent NYC debate video

8/22/14 Christensen, Hartzog, Menegon and Seawright appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

8/11/14 Gus Christensen, Ed Hartzog, David Menegon and Rebecca Seawright appear at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House for Citizens Union and Our Town debate. Recap: Our Town

52nd Assembly District in Brooklyn

9/3/14 Biviano, Simon, and Sikora appear on BRIC: B-Civil debate video

9/2/14 Biviano, Simon, and Sikora debate at St. Francis College 7 p.m., sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Blog. Recap: TBD

8/27/14 Biviano, Simon and Sikora debate at a forum hosted by the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council. Recap: Brooklyn Daily Eagle

8/25/14 Doug Biviano, Jo Ann Simon, and Pete Sikora appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

72nd Assembly District in Manhattan

9/2/14 Candidates @ Fresh Youth Initiatives, 505 W 171st St, Manhattan via DNAinfo & Food Bank NYC. Recap: TBD

8/24/14 Mayobanex Villalona, Melanie Hidalgo, Guillermo Linares and Manny De Los Santos appear on MNN: Represent NYC debate video

31st Senate District in Manhattan

9/4/14 Jackson and Espaillat appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

8/24/14 Robert Jackson and Luis Tejada appear on MNN (incumbent Adriano Espaillat opted not to participate): Represent NYC debate video

34th Senate District in the Bronx

8/26/14 Klein and Koppell appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

8/25/14 Jeff Klein and Oliver Koppell appear on BronxNet: BronxTalk debate video

11th Senate District in Queens

9/2/14 Avella and Liu appear on WNYC: Brian Lehrer Show audio

8/27/14 Tony Avella and John Liu appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

8/19/14: Avella and Liu appeared at a forum hosted by "a coalition of community-based, advocacy and social services organizations." Recaps: Queens Chronicle and The Observer

19th Senate District in Brooklyn

8/28/14 John Sampson, Dell Smitherman, and Sean Henry appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

20th Senate District, Brooklyn

9/3/14 Dorancy and Hamilton appear on NY1: Inside City Hall debate video

8/27/14 Dorancy and Hamilton appear on WNYC: The Brian Lehrer Show audio

8/27/14 Dorancy and Hamilton debate at forum hosted by Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council. Recap: Brooklyn Daily Eagle

8/12 Rubain Dorancy and Jesse Hamilton appear on BRIC: B-Civil video

54th Assembly District in Brooklyn

8/19 Erik Dilan and Kimberly Council appear on BRIC: B-Civil debate video

79th Assembly District in the Bronx

9/4/14 Candidates @ McKinley Community Center. Recap: TBD

9/1/14 Blake, Rodriguez, and Ricks debate on BronxNet: BronxTalk video

8/28/14 79th AD @ Word of Life International, 813 Westchester Ave, The Bronx via DNAinfo & Food Bank NYC. Recap: TBD

60th Assembly District in Brooklyn

8/29/14 Chris Banks and Charles Barron @ Church of God of Prophecy, 71 Malta St, Brooklyn via DNAinfo & Food Bank NYC. Recap: TBD

55th Assembly District in Brooklyn

9/4/14 Candidates @ 1768 St. John's Place, Brooklyn via DNAinfo & Food Bank NYC. Recap: TBD

 

Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) page with all Represent NYC 2014 debates 

NY1 Inside City Hall page with all televised debates on that network 

Food Bank NYC/DNAinfo debates listing/rsvp page

 

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ggstaff@gothamgazette.com (Gotham Gazette Staff) Elections Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:45:46 +0000
Vacancies in the New York State Legislature https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5142-ny-state-legislature-vacancies https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5142-ny-state-legislature-vacancies

In 2014, all 213 seats in the New York State Legislature are again up for election. Following the September 9th party primaries, NY voters will elect representatives on November 4th in all 63 Senate Districts, including the 27 that represent parts of New York City, and all 150 State Assembly Districts, including the 66 that represent parts of New York City. The elections include the 13 currently vacant seats and the 8 seats for which incumbents have chosen not to seek re-election.

In addition to the 8 New York State legislators that are not seeking re-election, current Lt. Governor Robert Duffy has also chosen not to run again, citing the wear and tear of his travel schedule. The New York State legislative vacancies, and the races in which the current officeholder is not seeking re-election, are listed below. To see who is running to fill the seats, click the links provided for several races listed or see our larger page for all candidates running in races to represent New York City residents:

Current Vacancies in the New York State Legislature:

Assembly District 54:
Brooklyn: Bushwick and East New York
Last Represented by: Rafael Espinal Jr.
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 55:
Brooklyn: Brownsville
Last Represented by William Boyland
Reason for vacating: forced to exit office due to conviction on twenty-one counts of bribery, mail fraud, and extortion

Assembly District 59:
Brooklyn: Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mills Basin, and Gerritsen Beach
Last Represented by: Alan Maisel
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 60:
Brooklyn: East New York, Brownsville, and Canarsie
Last Represented by: Inez Barron
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 72:
Manhattan: Inwood, Washington Heights, and Harlem
Last Represented by:Gabriela Rosa
Reason for vacating: pleaded guilty to marriage fraud and resigned

Assembly District 77:
Bronx: High Bridge
Last Represented by: Vanessa Gibson
Reason for vacating: elected to City Council

Assembly District 79:
Bronx: Melrose, Morrisania, Fairmont-Claremont Village, and Tremont
Last Represented by: Eric Stevenson
Reason for vacating: forced to exit office due to conviction on four counts of bribery

Assembly District 98
Towns of Deerpark, Greenville, Minisink, Monroe, Tuxedo, Warwick, Port Jervis and Ramapo
Last Represented by: Annie Rabbitt
Reason for vacating: elected Orange County Clerk

Assembly District 113:
Upper Hudson Valley region, portions of Saratoga County, and Washington County
Last Represented by: J. Anthony "Tony" Jordan
Reason for vacating: elected Washington County DA

Assembly District 134:
Spencerport, Greece, and Hilton
Last Represented by: Bill Reilich
Reason for vacating: elected Greece town supervisor

Assembly District 143:
Cheektowaga, Depew, Lancaster, and Sloan
Last Represented by: Dennis Gabryszak
Reason for vacating: resigned as a result of sexual harassment allegations from several staffers

Senate District 8:
Portions of Nassau and Suffolk Counties
Last Represented by: Charles Fuschillo
Reason for vacating: became CEO of Alzheimer's Foundation of America

Senate District 20:
Brooklyn: Sunset Park, Gowanus, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brownsville
Last Represented by: Eric Adams
Reason for vacating: elected Brooklyn Borough President

Seats being vacated by incumbents not seeking re-election:

Assembly District 11
Parts of Suffolk County
Current Officeholder: Robert Sweeney (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: retirement

Assembly District 20
Parts of Nassau County
Current Officeholder: Harvey Weisenberg (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: retirement

Assembly District 42
Brooklyn: Ditmas Park, Flatbush, and Midwood
Current Officeholder: Rhoda Jacobs (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: retirement

Assembly District 52
Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Waterfront, DUMBO, Fulton Ferry Landing, Gowanus, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and Vinegar Hill
Current Officeholder: Joan L. Millman (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: moving to a position at the New York City Department for the Aging

Assembly District 76:
Manhattan: Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island
Current Officeholder: Micah Kellner (D)
Reason for not seeking re-election: allegations and appeal process concerning sexual harassment

Senate District 3
Suffolk County
Current Officeholder: Lee M. Zeldin (R)
Reason for not seeking re-election: running for Congress

Senate District 40
Parts of Putnam, Westchester, and Dutchess Counties
Current Officeholder: Greg Ball (R)
Reason for not seeking reelection: return to private sector

Senate District 62:
Niagara County, Orleans County, and parts of Monroe County
Current Officeholder: George D. Maziarz (R)
Reason for not seeking re-election: personal reasons (is the subject of a pending campaign funds investigation)

 

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ggstaff@gothamgazette.com (Gotham Gazette Staff) Elections Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:00:00 +0000
NY State Senate District 31 https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5135-ny-state-senate-district-31 https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5135-ny-state-senate-district-31

«NY State Senate District 20 NY State Senate District 34»

Overview 

 

Espaillat

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Adriano Espaillat (D)  Robert Jackson (D) Luis Tejada (D) Michael W. Chan (R)

 

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Adriano Espaillat (D)

Website-Official Senator's Page
Facebook
Twitter- Official Senator's Page

On the Issues

Endorsements

Record in Office

Currently: New York State Senator for the 31st Senate District (2010-present)

Previous Work: New York State Assembly (D, WF – 72nd District) 1997-2010; Project Right Start (Director) 1994-1996; Washington Heights Victims Services Community Office (Director) 1992-1994; Community Planning Board 12 (Executive board member); 34th Precinct Community Council (President); Minority Program Development Chair (State Senate); New York County Democratic Committee (District Leader 72A)

Education: B.S. Political Science, Queens College, 1978; Graduate Degree in Public Administration, NYU


On the Issues

[accordion max-width="100%"][item title="Economy↓"]

"I will go and make sure that regulatory practices that are important to ensure that banks and the fi94pxcial institutions don't engage in risky business that will keep the taxpayer on the hook, that those kinds of regulations are kept strong and that our economy can move forward."6

Proposes to make those under the poverty line "eligible for food stamps, medicaid, Section 8...the tax payer we have to subsidize these companies on their benefits packages for their workers."6

Supports minimum wage at $15.3

Supports subsidies for local initatives: "I look forward to the Kingsbridge Armory project, spurring [economic growth through the sports venue, bringing people into the community to spend dollars]."5

Supports the following proposals to aid small businesses:

  • "shift the empowerment zone model from the big box stores" by "taking the $3000 tax credit that is given to big box stores...and double it and give it to small businesses" so that small businesses get "a $6000 tax credit for every local job that they create."3
  • help reduce cost of business by reducing individual small business' electric bills.3
  • rent regulation via binding arbitration: "when a lease is up the small business owner will be able to before an arbiter, before the landlord, and they will decide together the cost of the rent based on market value."4

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[item title="Education↓"]

"I would like to see a portfolio based assessment approach to learning while at the same time keeping very high standards."5

"At the core of our academic failure I think is lack of language proficiency in our city...for ELLs [English Language Learners] we must have immersion programs to ensure that they have the proficiency of the language as quickly as possible and then they'll be able to take [high state tests]."5

Will not consider privatization of public schools.1

"We need to increase funding for all education possibilities."1

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[item title="Foreign Policy↓"]

Iraq: "I would like to see a multi-national UN-led peace-keeping force that will stabilize the country so that we can avoid the conflict we're seeing on the front page of the papers...it's horrendous what's happening in that part of the world in Iraq and we should not go at it alone, it should be a peace keeping force that will stay on the ground, stabilize the situation and see whether or not the country is ready to go back on track...and guarantee the safety of its citizens without the kind of slaughter and carnage we've been seeing on TV." The peace-keeping force "could include US troops, but it's not a war it's a peace keeping force, UN-led with several countries and allies across the world that want to see that that part of the region is stabilized."6

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[item title="Health↓"]

"The Affordable Care Act begins to wrestle with [the] reality [that health care costs were ballooning]. The fact that the Affordable Care Act allows you to have your children, until the age of 27, in the plan that doesn't take into consideration any existing conditions [is highly valuable]."

Supports the following changes to the ACA and its implementation:

  • expanding coverage to "the undocumented [who] are not covered, those 12 million people will go to the emergency room somewhere and that was part of the problem before."5
  • "take care of dental hygiene and dental care, which is an important part of your physical health as well."5
  • "expand the number of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the district, so our community has access to medical providers who speak our languages, understand our cultures, and know how difficult it can be for low-income families to find the time to seek out care."

"...will work to adjust funding based on more appropriate geographic measures than statewide levels to ensure our district gets the assistance it needs."

"...will push to prioritize federal research, education and grant funding towards targeting low-income communities of color.

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[item title="Homeland Security↓"]

"I'm terrified when my daughter has to take the subway to go to work."1 

"We should be considering greater resources for the waterfront part of the city, for the infrastructure part of the city, for our water and subway tunnels."

"I don't think we are doing enough in terms of allocating resources for that purpose."

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[item title="Housing↓"]

"Public investment should go towards low-income housing for vulnerable New Yorkers, not to billionaires living in luxury apartments."

"...property owners who have broken their commitment to providing te94pxts with safe conditions should be ineligible for government investment."

"...will fight for renewed funding to address mold and other unsafe conditions that NYCHA te94pxts are grappling with. He will continue to push for NYCHA reform measures to empower te94pxts and bring greater accountability to the agency."

"...expand the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to further benefit our community. By increasing the percentage of units in LIHTC-funded buildings reserved for households with income 50% or 60% below our area's median income, we can bring more affordable housing to vulnerable New Yorkers in need."

"Make sure that HUD and the federal governments comes back with a vigorous attitude that they had in the past investing in the immediate development of affordable housing."1

"The HUD block grant program is lower right now in terms of funding then it was when President Gerald Ford was in office."2

"I would like to propose that the 207th Street railyard be looked at as a potential site for major development of affordable housing and a tech center for young people.

"There is no question that unless the federal government steps in and becomes a full partner in developing new units of affordable housing we won't be able to [create and preserve affordable housing]....HUD must step in with dollars and plans...I believe in a 40/30/30 model where you have 40 percent market rate, 30 percent middle class rate for the teacher, the firefighter, and another 30 percent for affordable housing. And I think banks will fi94pxce those projects."5

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[item title="Government Accountability↓"]

Missed 891 votes on legislation, the most missed votes of all of NYS senators. Observer

On 4/12/14 Senator Espaillat criticized Congressman Rangel for not opening a district office in the Bronx section his district, which he had promised to do upon reelection in 2012. Senator Espaillat's campaign manager released this statement: "Senator Adriano Espaillat knows the importance of unifying the District and will finally open a long overdue Bronx District Office when he becomes the next Congressmember for the 13th."

"We want to take money out of politics, the way to do it is to support campaign fi94pxce reform."1

"I will implement participatory budget, so you the people will determine what happens with the money that's coming from Washington"1

"I'm very much in support of participatory budgeting. ... We need participatory budgeting in the empowerment zone process."2

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[item title="Immigration↓"]

Advocates fast-tracking family reunification.

"Deportation should be stopped immediately, 1000 people a day, this is a terrible situation that's ripping families apart."

"I will go directly to President Obama and say let's stop the deportations...I would also ask administratively for some initiative to take place so that family reunification is really expedited."5

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[item title="Infrastructure↓"]

"[Infrastructure] is not just a jobs creation problem, it is a homeland security issue."1

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[item title="Military and Veterans Affairs↓"]

Military Conscription: "I would advocate for a draft, I think that a draft is a great equalizer of the sons and daughters of rich folks, middle class folks, and poor folks and working class families who will be able to have the privilege and the honor to live in our country."6

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[item title="Policing and Criminal Justice↓"]

"In New York State, we must pass common-sense gun safety measures like mandatory renewal requirements of firearm licenses; micro-stamping ammunition so criminals can be easier to track and deter; and enhanced scrutiny for mentally unstable individuals seeking guns.

"Of course, gun violence does not stop at state borders. The federal government must end its failure and pass legislation banning assault weapons once and for all. While progressive states like New York have relatively strong gun laws, the patchwork of laws around the country allowing guns to travel easily between states is clearly an underlying factor in this broken system." (State Senator's Press Release)

"We must totally revamp the criminal justice system."1

"I worked to to providing alternative incarceration services before I got into power. I'm talking alternative incarceration services for non violent crimes."1

"We should have specialized drug courts that would handle minimum mandatory sentences."1

"The Federal Government should adopt a form of the Rockefeller Drug Law reform that we are accomplishing in New York State."1

Supports increasing police presence in NYCHA housing and on dangerous streets.4

Proposes to prevent criminal activity in young people by providing them with technology training.4

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[item title="Technology↓"]Proposes the creation of a tech center at the Inwood Rail Yard that will provide young people with technology training and keep them away from crime.4

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[item title="Transportation↓"]

Proposes to "modernize federal transportation formulas that unfairly favor highway appropriations at urban America's expense. Transportation funding formulas must be altered to support the transit, bicyclist, and pedestrian infrastructure driving urban growth throughout the country." 

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Endorsements

Organizations: Working Families Party; 1199SEIU; Empire State Pride Agenda; 32BJ; United Federation of Teachers; StreetsPAC

Individuals: Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins; NY Assemblyman Herman (Denny) Farrell Jr.; NYC Public Advocate Letitia James; NY Governor Andrew Cuomo; Mayor Bill de Blasio; Comptroller Tom DiNapoli; Congressman Jerry Nadler


Record in Office

Adriano Espaillat currently serves as New York State Senator for the 31st Senate District, since 2010-present

NYS Senate Committee and Subcommittee assignments: Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development (Ranking Member); Committee on Environmental Conservation; Committee on Codes; Committee on Fi94pxce; Committee on Higher Education; Committee on Development; Committee on Insurance; Judiciary Committee;

NYS Senate Caucuses: Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus (Chair); The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus. 

 


 * Photo from Espaillat's NYS Senate profile

Notes:

1. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #1

2. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #2

3. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #3, June 9, 2014, ABC.

4. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #4, June 11, NY1.

5. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #5, June 16, BronxNet.

6. The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, June 20, 2014.

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Robert Jackson (D)

Campaign Website
Facebook
Twitter

On the Issues

Endorsements

Record in Office

Currently: 

Previous Work: NY City Council Member for Manhattan's 7th District; Candidate for Manhattan Borough President; President of the Parents' Association, Community School Board 6; Public Employees Federation

Education: SUNY New Paltz


On the Issues

*Source for Robert Jackson's issue stances, unless marked otherwise: Gotham Gazette Questionnaire
[accordion max-width="100%"][item title="Top 5 Legislative Priorities↓"]
In his own words:
1. I will continue my lifelong leadership for better schools, specifically fighting to make sure NYC finally receives all the money mandated in the CFE agreement.
2. I will fight for good jobs and better working conditions – including raising the minimum wage and statewide paid sick leave.
3. I will fight for immigration reform, including passage of the Dream Act.
4. I will fight for affordable housing – starting by giving NYC home rule.
5. And will fight for campaign fi94pxce reform. My five point plan includes: Establishing a public fi94pxcing program modeled on the successful NYC program; Setting real limits on contributions and closing corporate subsidiary and LLC loopholes; Restricting fundraising during the legislative session, instituting fixed limits on those doing business with the government; Increasing reporting, transparency and enforcement; Prohibiting the use of campaign funds for lawyers and other non-campaign expenses.
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In addressing how to utilize NYS' multibillion dollar surplus, stated: "We must use that money to invest in our future, particularly to improve education and upgrade our infrastructure. Those investments will pay off for years to come for New Yorkers."
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[item title="Civil Rights↓"]

Drew a parallel between racial segregation and separate entrances for affordable and market rate te94pxts in mixed income buildings (aka the "poor door"). Press release

Would vote yes on the full, ten-point Women's Equality Agenda.

Opposes the strategy of removing the 10th point in the WEA, which deals with abortion access, in order to push for passage of the other 9 points with less controversy.

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[item title="Economy↓"]

Supports a statewide minimum wage at $10.10.

Stated that municipalities such as NYC should be able to set their own minimum wage.

In addressing developing a NYS jobs program, stated: "We must have a jobs program. It starts with improving education for all our children. We need to expand community based job training, like the Jobs to Build On program I helped start on the City Council, that was cited as a national model by the Clinton Global Initiative. We must support small businesses and help them grow. And we must bring new businesses like high tech and other jobs of the future to our area."

Sponsored legislation aiming "to protect small businesses." Website

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[item title="Education↓"]

"Founded the Campaign for Fiscal Equity which sued the State of New York for 'cheating' students out of proper funding and consequently, out of a sound education. Before the trial, in order to bring attention to his cause, Jackson walked 150 miles from NYC to Albany and as a result, was honored as NY1's 'New Yorker of the Year.'" Decide NYC 

Supports implementing Common Core state standards with changes.

Supports maintaining the cap on charter schools.

Stated that government should not pay for location of charter schools in private space or for co-locations of charter schools in public school buildings.

Supports statewide universal pre-kindergarten.

In addressing how the legislature can ensure that adequate funding is distributed to all school districts to comply with the Campaign for Fiscal Equity decisions, stated: "Education was my salvation. That's why I've fought so hard to knock down barriers and make sure every child receives the best education possible, and the same opportunity to succeed in life as I had. It's government's obligation to provide every student the opportunity to a sound, basic education. It takes a commitment from the Governor, the legislature and all involved. We can't afford to do any less. We must not put our children's future on hold."

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[item title="Environment↓"]

Opposes hydrofracking in NYS.

Stated that municipalities should decide, via zoning processes, whether hydrofracking occurs in their jurisdiction.

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[item title="Good Government↓"]

Supports reducing individual campaign contribution limits.

Supports instituting a public-matching campaign-fi94pxcing systems statewide:

  • "Establishing a public fi94pxcing program modeled on the successful New York City program, with 6 – 1 matching funds, realistic spending limits and strict controls. Studies have shown this model has lead to more public involvement, more competitive races and less uncontested re-elections.
  • Setting sensible limits on contributions and closing corporate subsidiary and LLC loopholes. New York State has among the highest limits in the country, and with each LLC treated as a separate individual, there are effectively no limits at all.
  • Restricting fundraising during the legislative session and instituting fixed limits on those doing business with the government. According to NYPIRG, "during the six-month period January 1-June 30, 2014, there will have been 176 political fundraising events in Albany or for leadership."
  • Increasing reporting, transparency and enforcement. On the State level, there is limited oversight or enforcement of rules, with contributors regularly giving over the allowable limits. Furthermore, there is no requirement for bundlers to be identified.
  • Prohibiting the use of campaign funds for personal or legal expenses." Press release

Stated that Governor Cuomo should not have dissolved the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption.

Supports implementing the following reform measures to increase voter participation and reduce barriers to voting:

  • Same day voter registration,
  • Early voting,
  • No-excuse absentee ballots,
  • Reforming special elections,
  • Instant runoff voting,
  • Granting voting rights to parolees,
  • Consolidating state and federal primaries,
  • Lowering the voting age.

In addressing how to properly monitor and enforce ethics laws and appropriate conduct of legislators, stated: "We need more transparency and their should be no tolerance for misconduct. Public officials must set a positive example. I'm proud of who I am and what I have done. That's why I always wore a button, so people can come up to me and tell me what is on their mind."

In addressing legislative oversight of public authorities such as the MTA and Port Authority, stated: "We must enforce and strengthen the Public Authorities Reform Bill passed four years ago."

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[item title="Housing and Development↓"]

Supports mandatory inclusionary zoning depending "on the project, but must have a greater commitment to real affordable housing."

Opposes reforming the Scaffold Law from absolute liability to comparative negligence.

Supports reforming the Urstadt Law.

In addressing the affordable housing needs in the state and city, stated: "We must preserve the affordable housing we have, particularly through strengthening rent laws and repealing the Urstadt law. We must fix-up existing housing, particularly through better management of NYCHA. And we must build new housing, through inclusionary zoning and innovative approaches like the effort I lead to build the Sugar Hill project."

In addressing the rising cost of commercial rents and the loss of local retail businesses, stated: "On the City Council, I sponsored the Small Business Survival Act, giving business owners the opportunity for binding arbitration if their rents were raised too high. We need that same approach to save jobs and preserve neighborhoods."

"Was a leader in producing a community agreement to approve the Columbia University expansion that protected affordable housing." Website

 On 421-A Abatements:

"The 421-A abatement is purportedly designed to create affordable housing, but instead is being abused by greedy real estate developers," said Robert Jackson. "We cannot allow our tax money to be used to create segregated housing on the Upper West Side, or to provide millions of dollars in tax relief to the buyer of a $90 million penthouse on West 57th Street. These tax breaks have cost the city millions of dollars in lost revenue that are critically needed to provide real affordable housing.

The approved 'poor door' is another example of an unacceptable outcome resulting from this program. Last year, my office sponsored legislation in the City Council requiring developers receiving these tax payer subsidies to provide equal treatment to all te94pxts regardless of their rental costs. I urge the new City Council to pass this crucial legislation, and at the same time urge the State to amend its program providing these subsidies to specifically prevent these abuses from ever happening again.

At its core this is a civil rights issue. There was a time in our country not too long ago when African-Americans were often required to use separate bathrooms, water fountains, lunch tables and seats on the bus. After much struggle and progress, we cannot go back to that time. We cannot return to separating people by race, ethnicity, religion or economic status. As Americans and as New Yorkers, we must protect equality for everyone.

The City is made strong by our diversity. We need more affordable housing and it must be done the right way." Press release

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[item title="Immigration↓"]

Would vote yes on the DREAM Act.

Supports non-citizen voting.

Supports drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants.

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[item title="Infrastructure↓]

Stated that the biggest infrastructure needs in the district are: "Mass transit, roads and aging utility lines. The recent explosion in East Harlem shows the importance of dealing with this before we experience more tragedies."

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[item title="Policing↓"]

Opposes broken windows policing.

Supports the legalization of marijuana.

In addressing whether there is a role for state government in overseeing the conduct of municipal police forces, stated: "It is the job of everyone to promote cooperation, understanding and better training and practices to make our streets, homes and lives safer."

Sponsored gun Buy Back Programs. Website

Advocated for "stronger state and federal [gun control] legislation." Website

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In addressing road safety, and the appropriate approach to balancing the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers, stated: "Through neighborhood based traffic initiatives, we must make the streets safe for all. It means more enforcement, more education and more cooperation and understanding by pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers."

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Endorsements

Organizations: International Union of Operating Engineers Local 891, Broadway Democratic Club, Three Parks Independent Democrats, Park River Independent Democrats, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181; Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club; Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; Amsterdam News; New York League of Conservation Voters; Citizens Union; Communication Workers of America Local 1180; Public Employees Federation; Council of School Supervisors & Administrators

Individuals: William Allen, Uptown Democratic Club; Curtis Arluck, Broadway Democratic Club; Earnestine Bell-Temple, Tioga Carver Democratic Club; Robert Botfeld, Three Parks Independent Democratic Club; Cordell Cleare, Sojourner Truth Democratic Club; Paula Diamond-Roman, Broadway Democratic Club; Councilmember Inez Dickens, Martin Luther King, Jr. Club; Cynthia Doty, Three Parks Independent Democratic Club; Keith Lilly, Sojourner Truth Democratic Club; Maria Luna, Audobon Reform Club; Congressman Charles Rangel, Martin Luther King, Jr. Club; Earl Scott, Park River Democratic Club; Al Taylor, Tioga Carver Democratic Club; and Julia Torrence, Frederick E. Samuel Democratic Club; Former City Council Member Ronnie Eldridge; Former Manhattan Borough President Virginia Fields


Record in Office

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{tab Tejada (D)}

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Luis Tejada (D)

 

Currently: Executive Director, Mirabal Sisters Cultural and Community Center (2001-2014)

Previous Work: Mathematics Teacher, NYC Middle and High Public Schools (1994-2000); Building Superintendent (1994-2004); Taxi Driver, (1991-1994); Electrical Engineer Supervisor, Dominican Energy Nation Corporation (1980-1990)

Education: Graduate, Electrical Engineering and Technologist in Electronic Engineering, APEC University, Dominican Republic, 1985; MS, Mathematics, City College of New York, 2010; Post-graduate, Spanish Linguistics at the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain, 1997


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Michael W. Chan (R)

 

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ggstaff@gothamgazette.com (Gotham Gazette Staff) Elections Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000
NY State Assembly District 65 https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5320-ny-state-assembly-district-65 https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5320-ny-state-assembly-district-65  

«NY State Assembly District 59 NY State Assembly Disctrict 76»

 

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Sheldon Silver (D, WF)

Maureen Koetz (R)

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Sheldon Silver (D, WF)


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Maureen Koetz (R)


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Currently: Sustainability Consultant

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On the Issues

 

*Source for Maureen Koetz's issue stances: Gotham Gazette Questionnaire 

 

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1. "Corruption Control

Once labeled as half of the most dysfunctional legislature in the nation, the New York State Assembly remains crippled by leadership that blocks reforms while giving tax breaks and other favorable legislation and budget items to cronies and contributors who provide millions in campaign donations for these pay-to-play preferences. Worse yet, the Speaker continues to blatantly violate Section 74 of the Public Officers Law through employment and investments that are illegal under conflict of interest laws.

To fight this debilitating corruption as the Assembly representative of the 65th District, Maureen Koetz will:

-Assure enforcement of existing ethics and conflict of interest rules through establishment of a permanent, independent, and public investigatory commission with non-partisan and term-limited membership.
-Support creation of an independent budget review office on the model of the federal Congressional Budget Office and the City's Independent Budget Office
-Introduce and advocate legislation to reform pension entitlements for elected officials convicted of, or censured for, violations of the Public Officer Law
-Work to revise Assembly legislative procedures as recommended by the Brennan Center for Justice to secure the legislative due process to which all citizens of New York are entitled"

2. "Women's Equality

Since her first days of working as a teenager, and throughout a career that including many years as a working single Mom, Maureen Koetz knows what it means to be paid less than a man while also dealing with legal inequities and the indignities of sexual harassment. Nor can there be anything but a No Tolerance policy for sexual abuse and harassment of any kind, whether direct or suggested, verbal or physical, male or female in any workplace, but especially in Albany. Those who coverup for sexual perpetrators should be considered as aiding and abetting the underlying offenses.

To support Women's Equality as the Assembly representative of the 65th District, Maureen Koetz will:

-Advocate bipartisan passage of the Women's Equality Act
-Assure stringent enforcement of investigatory and ethics rules regarding allegations of sexual harassment by supporting the Cahill Plan for a dedicated division in the Attorney General Office for domestic violence and sexual harassment cases
-Introduce legislation to limit use of taxpayer funds to pay damages for sexual harassment, forcible touching, or other violations of law by legislative members and their staffs."

3. "Schools and Education

As one of the many New Yorkers who become the first in their family to graduate college and then law school, Maureen Koetz understands the role of education in giving every child a chance at fulfillment and success. New York must have schooling options and choices that deliver high-quality and committed instruction at all levels of learning in safe, well kept infrastructure.

To support Schools as the Assembly representative of the 65th District, Maureen Koetz will:

-Develop legislation to recoup and redirect revenues from ineligible or inappropriate 421-a property tax abatements to school construction and recapitalization
-Reform tort and construction liability laws that needlessly increase construction and insurance costs to sustain, repair, and build schools
Work to revamp or eliminate Common Core state standards
-Raise the cap on charter schools and continue co-location in available public school buildings
-Support statewide universal pre-kindergarten and reform of funding allocation formulas"

4. "Historic Preservation for Distinctive and Irreplaceable Lower Manhattan Assets

The Lower Manhattan Community has the longest, most diverse, and most unique history of all New York neighborhoods. That heritage traces from the first settlements on Governor's Island to the post-9/11 revitalization as Silicon Alley, supporting the expanding Technology, Advertising, Media, and Information (TAMI) industry at the same time more and more residents and families rediscover the built and natural infrastructure that makes Lower Manhattan the ideal community in which to live and work.

To support the Lower Manhattan economy, ecology, and habitat as the Assembly representative of the 65th District, Maureen Koetz will:

-Assure South Street Seaport Development that comports with its irreplaceable, low-scale historic character and value
-Evaluate repurposing of the Battery Park City Authority to support and sustain Lower Manhattan built and natural infrastructure assets
-Continue funding for Governor's Island Park
-Support adaptation programs such as NY Rising to protect valuable and vulnerable LoMa infrastructure assets
-Secure construction liability reforms that assure sustainable, resilient, and energy efficient infrastructure is available for LoMa businesses and residents"

5. "Sustainable and Resilient Lower Manhattan

Manhattan Island is a marvel of efficiency, sustainability, and resiliency that must meet newer and greater challenges in the 21st Century. These 21st Century needs and requirements can't be met with 19th century models for insider development and crony politics that sap resources and assets for the exclusive benefit of the billionaire classes.

To assure the sustainability and resiliency of Lower Manhattan, as the Assembly representative of the 65th District, Maureen Koetz will:

-Amend state law to require threshold energy efficiency requirements in developers' existing portfolios as a condition of new or additional construction
-Reform tort and construction liability laws to reduce construction and insurance costs to sustain, repair, and build infrastructure in Lower Manhattan
-Revamp or eliminate property tax abatements to private residential development
-Maximize sustainable development capacity at existing housing and other public realty assets
-Create natural capital inventories for all public realty assets to assure transparent sales, use, and transfer that support sustainable development
-Develop and assign natural capital credits to green infrastructure such as mass transit, clean energy production, and conserved use"

 

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In addressing how to utilize NYS' multibillion dollar surplus by, stated: "America's 50 state governments reportedly owe $4.19 trillion, including outstanding bonds, unfunded pension commitments and budget gaps. NY is No. 2 with $300.1 billion. A significant portion of this money should be used to buy down or pay off the State's most costly debt. The rest should be used on top priority education needs."

 

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Would vote yes on the full, ten-point Women's Equality Agenda.

 

In addressing the strategy of removing the 10th point in the WEA, which deals with abortion access, in order to push for passage of the other 9 points with less controversy, stated: "Updating New York's abortion law to take into account the health of the Mother is appropriate; medical necessity abortions have been legal even before Roe v. Wade in many jurisdictions and circumstances. However, as currently written, the provision may go too far in limiting whether and when providers can be found to have violated law, and further negotiation of the provision to achieve bi-artisan support is needed."

 

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Supports a statewide minimum wage at $10.10.

 

Stated that municipalities such as NYC should not be able to set their own minimum wage.

 

Stated that a NYS jobs program should feature:

  • "Local/State hiring preference for any enterprise receiving tax credits, NYPA electricity, or reduced cost access to NY State assets (physical, natural, or financial) for use by the enterprise
  • Affordable energy to attract and keep enterprise and jobs
  • Re-balanced tax categories and rates to attract and keep enterprise and jobs
  • Elimination of Start-Up NY and other targeted, and potentially discriminatory, tax programs in favor of an across-the-board rate reduction for all enterprise, established or new."

 

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[item title="Education↓"]

 

Supports implementing Common Core state standards with changes.

 

In addressing the cap on charter schools, stated preference to "Raise the cap, and assure appellation of proven practices from successful charter schools."

 

Regarding charter school locations, stated: "Tax money that validly collected to publicly educate children should be allocated among existing public schools for both private and charter institutions, s well as additional space as needed for public school children attending charters."

 

Supports statewide universal pre-kindergarten.

In addressing what the legislature can do to ensure that adequate funding is distributed to all school districts, to comply with the Campaign for Fiscal Equity decisions, stated: "The legislature must limit tax breaks for ineligible development (such as the 421a abatements written into legislation by Sheldon Silver for five contributor developments) that were investigated by the Moreland Commission, to assure sufficient revenue is available for schools. The formulas should be adjusted to allow monies to follow population growth by area not just borough, and liability law reform is needed to so more funds can be spent to hire teachers, fix, and build schools, and less spent on massive insurance premiums."

 

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[item title="Environment↓"]

 

Supports hydrofracking in NYS, and stated: "Hydrofracking is key for energy affordability (particularly for working families and the economically disadvantaged), enhanced tax revenue collection (from severance taxes) to offset current tax burden, and economic development. Energy extraction companies should post bond to over any form of damage to natural or physical capital, and be subject to an administrative claims process that includes direct and punitive damage payments, as well as fines in the event any leakages, harm to human health, or unauthorized use of air, land, or water assets occurs."

 

Stated that municipalities should decide, via zoning processes, whether hydrofracking occurs in their jurisdiction.

 

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[item title="Good Government↓"]

 

Regarding reducing individual campaign contribution limits, stated: "I support mandatory voting as the first key step in campaign finance reform. This shifts the burden to raise money for voter turnout away from the candidates and to the citizens whose responsibility it is. I am not opposed to limiting individual contribution limits, but I do think the LLC loophole should be eliminated."

 

Regarding instituting a public-matching campaign-financing systems statewide, stated: "I support but in conjunction with elimination of the LLC loophole."

 

Regarding whether Governor Cuomo should have dissolved the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, stated: "Intolerable betrayal of the public trust. Permanent independent investigatory body needed."

 

Supports implementing the following reform measures to increase voter participation and reduce barriers to voting: 

 

  • Same day voter registration,
  • Early voting,
  • Reforming special elections,
  • No-excuse absentee ballots,
  • Consolidating state and federal primaries,
  • Mandatory voting.

 

In addressing how to properly monitor and enforce ethics laws and appropriate conduct of legislators, stated: "A permanent independent review board is needed to enforce the existing state ethics rules, as well as criminal statutes such as Forcible Touching in the case of sexual harassment. Currently, the Speaker of the Assembly is paid by a tort law firm while his duties give him sole discretion to vote on tort reform legislation. Blatant conflicts of interest such as these that violate Section 74 of the Public Officer Law should be investigated and halted as part of a 'Broken Albany' police policy similar to 'Broken Windows.'"

 

In addressing legislative oversight of public authorities such as the MTA and Port Authority, stated: "Public enterprise...transportation, sanitation, education, communication, purification, protection...require investment and sustainment from a common and limited pool of human, natural, physical, and financial capital assets. The first requirement for oversight is understanding of why and how governments operate these enterprises, which I have bester than most. Another necessity is more and better oversight hearings, including field hearing in and around the operational territory of the transit and other utilities. There must be better public review of budgets (not the current closed door dealmaking), and improved asset inventory and management criteria to include natural capital value (e.g. use rate per passenger of mass transit compared to vehicle). Finally, more integrated management that relates, compares, and balances physical, financial, and natural capital use levels from one system with the others to assure sustainable operations and development. For example, if subway traffic increases, does that generate emission savings from automobiles that can be applied to additive electric generation facilities needed for new subways?"

 

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[item title="Health↓"]

 

In addressing challenges with the NYS Health Exchange rollout and the high cost of Medicare, stated: "there need to be more and better oversight hearings to enforce cost controls and prevent fraud and waste. A review by federal Medicaid officials found that New York couldn't justify some of its reported costs of caring for about 1,300 developmentally disabled people—about $2 million per patient in 2013—in state facilities. The health exchange itself must grow its younger participant rolls to balance the aging population costs and provide affordable services to all."

 

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In addressing stance on mandatory inclusionary zoning, stated: "I oppose use of tax breaks to incentivize private building. Instead, the air rights and other natural capital elements in the NYC real estate portfolio should be inventoried and developed by the City to generate affordable housing, especially in NYCHA and other areas with underutilized capacity."

 

Supports reforming the Scaffold Law from absolute liability to comparative negligence.

 

Supports reforming the Urstadt Law.

 

In addressing the affordable housing needs in the state and city, stated: "As a former acting Ass't Secretary of a military department in charge of installations, I know the problems that occur when an organization lacks knowledge as to the full asset value of it holdings. Public housing assets throughout the state have not been effectively assessed, appraised or optimized. First and foremost, municipalities must know the full extent of the value of properties they hold (including air or water rights, views, etc) and then take steps to leverage these equities to reinvest in these facilities and make as many affordable units available as possible. (The value assessment applies to police and fire stations, schools, libraries, hospitals, and all government-owned properties for which leaders are making sustainment and/or liquidation decisions for areas other than housing). Second, the 421a program must be revamped or scrapped in favor of other incentive mechanisms to build, including direct financing by the state from an infrastructure bank."

 

In addressing the rising cost of commercial rents and the loss of local retail businesses, stated: "A core concept of our entire legal and economic system is the right of private property ownership. At the same time, strong consideration must be given to the risks inherent in business tenancy from escalating rental costs, as well as energy and other fixed elements that make doing business in New york expensive and job-limiting. Currently, the City of New York foregoes $1 billion per year in revenues from property tax abatements related to housing, and more in the form of reduced or rebated ground rents. Industrial and commercial zones are increasingly subject to up zoning and other market forces that drive increased rents and escalate prices for goods and services. To address this, first, tenants need better market data, including information on the rates of increase by landlords in an area over time, in order to understand the risks they face when signing a lease for a certain duration and cost. Second, insurance products should be available to cover risk of increased cost above a certain rate. Over the longer term, a review program similar to that for utility cost increases could be developed to assess rent hikes and their relationship to real cost growth for landlords to level out market volatility and price gouging while assuring fair rate of return for owners."

 

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Would abstain from voting on the DREAM Act.

 

Opposes non-citizen voting.

 

Opposes drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants.

 

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[item title="Infrastructure↓"]

 

Stated that the biggest infrastructure needs in the district are threefold:

  • "First, resiliency and sustainment improvements to the coastal configuration are needed to adapt Lower Manhattan to changing sea levels and storm intensity;
  • second, historic assets like the South St. Seaport must be sustained for their historic value; and third, buildings must be upgraded for energy efficiency. All require changes to liability laws that impede affordable infrastructure improvement and restoration, and better regulatory implementation that gets past the split incentive problems. To address, the Battery Park City Authority charter and jurisdiction should be reviewed and revised to apply operating surpluses to long-term investment in resiliency, preservation, and sustainability for all infrastructure assets below Canal Street.
  • Also, building permits for new development should not be issued to developers unless all assets in the applican't's portfolio meet energy efficiency criteria. For example, I live in Gateway in BPC where multiple resident suits are ongoing to compel replacement windows and measures to seal the buildings thermal envelope and avoid excessive tenant electric costs. The Lefrak Organization should not receive permits for their planned 57th Street development (which drove the demise of the Rizzolli Bookstore sad to say) until Gateway's failing building envelope is recapitalized."

 

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[item title="Policing and Criminal Justice↓"]

 

Regarding broken windows policing, stated: "Strongly support, starting in Albany. We need Broken Windows approaches to violations of the Public Officer Law (especially conflict of interest prohibitions) and full enforcement of all ethics restrictions. Small crimes in Albany lead to big ones."

 

Regarding legalization of marijuana, stated: "Data from Colorado should be reviewed as to revenues, violations, health effects and be used to consider legality in NY."

 

In addressing whether there is a role for state government in overseeing the conduct of municipal police forces, stated: "The first responsibility of the legislature and its members in law enforcement is to obey the law themselves as an example to all. When criminal and other illegal behavior is openly practiced in Albany, citizens come to believe crime is acceptable. The Broken Windows theory must first be applied in Broken Albany.
The second responsibility of the legislature is to ensure that the laws are clear and enforceable for both the police and the citizenry in both criminal and civilian damage situations. State government can and should do everything it can to support police training, community outreach, and best policing practices. Legislative budgeting should first support job creation and growth so the drivers of crime and misdemeanor behavior are reduced."

 

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[item title="Transportation↓"]

 

In addressing road safety, and the appropriate approach to balancing the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers, stated:

  • "Enforcement by all police officers, not just traffic. Our first line of defense is to enforce the rules we have, and not rely on a change in intensity or consequence for rules that are not enforced.
  • Continued street re-design to allow flow for all forms of transit
  • Segregated avenues and thoroughfares for bus and cycle traffic.
  • Re-evaluation of delivery windows for trucks."

 

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Candidates' statements taken from their respective websites and press releases, unless otherwise noted.

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For additions or corrections, please contact Talia Werber at twerber@gothamgazette.com

 

 

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ggstaff@gothamgazette.com (Gotham Gazette Staff) Elections Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000
NY State Assembly District 40 https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5321-ny-state-assembly-district-40 https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5321-ny-state-assembly-district-40  

«NY State Assembly District 76 NY State Assembly Disctrict 46»

 

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Ron Kim (D, WF)

Phil Gim (R, I)

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Ron Kim (D, WF)


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Phil Gim (R, I)


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Candidates' statements taken from their respective websites and press releases, unless otherwise noted.

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For additions or corrections, please contact Talia Werber at twerber@gothamgazette.com

 

 

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ggstaff@gothamgazette.com (Gotham Gazette Staff) Elections Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000
NY State Senate District 22 https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5323-ny-state-senate-district-22 https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5323-ny-state-senate-district-22  

 

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Jamie Kemmerer (D, WF)

Martin Golden (R, C, I)

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Jamie Kemmerer (D, WF)


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Martin Golden (R, C, I)


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ggstaff@gothamgazette.com (Gotham Gazette Staff) Elections Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:00:00 +0000
More Resources https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5095-more-resources https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5095-more-resources NYC Candidate Lists

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ggstaff@gothamgazette.com (Gotham Gazette Staff) Elections Mon, 09 Jun 2014 22:20:23 +0000
Who Represents Me Now https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5050-who-represents-me-now https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5050-who-represents-me-now

 

Along with figuring out who you want to represent you moving forward, it's always good to know who represents you NOW.

To figure out who currently represents you, enter your address in the tool below, courtesy of the brilliant folks at The CUNY Graduate Center, Urban Research Center, Mapping Service, led by Steven Romalewski, and The League of Women Voters. 

 




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ggstaff@gothamgazette.com (Gotham Gazette Staff) Elections Thu, 22 May 2014 15:51:45 +0000
2014 Political Clubs https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5049-2014-political-clubs https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5049-2014-political-clubs  

 

 

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Manhattan - Democratic Clubs

Alice Wragg Kornegay Democratic

Ansonia Independent Democrats

Arturo Schomburg Democratic Club

Audubon Reform Democratic Club

Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan

Broadway Democrats

Chelsea Reform Democratic Club

Chelsea/West Village for Change

Coalition for a District Alternative

Community Free Democrats

Concerned Democratic Coalition

Democratic Club of El Barrio

Downtown Independent Democrats

East Side Democratic Club

Eleanor Roosevelt Democrats

Frederick E. Samuel Community Democratic Club

Four Freedoms Democratic Club

Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats

Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democrats

Harry S. Truman Democratic Club

Lenox Hill Democratic Club

Lexington Democratic Club

Lower Manhattan Democrats

Manhattan Young Democrats

Martin Luther King Jr. Democratic Club

McManus Midtown Democratic Club

New York County Democratic Committee Manhattan Democrats

Northern Manhattan Democrats for Change

Nuevo Caribo Democratic of El Barrio/East Harlem

Park River Independent Democratic Club

Progressive Democratic Club of East Harlem

Samuel J. Tilden Democrats

Sojourner Truth Democratic Club

Three Parks Independent Democrats  

Tioga Carver Democratic Club

Tribeca for Change

United Democratic Organization

Upper West Side Democrats for Progress

Uptown Democratic Club

Village Independent Democrats

Manhattan - Republican Clubs

Gertrude & Morrison Parker

Fighting 69th Republican Club

Harlem Republican Club Central

Knickerbocker Republican Club

Lionel Hampton Republican Club

Log Cabin Republicans of New York

Metropolitan Republican Club

New Amsterdam Republican Club

New York Young Republican Club

Republican Jewish Coalition

The TR Group

The Village Republicans

Vincent F. Albano Republican Club

West Side Republican Club

Women's National Republican Club

 
{tab Brooklyn}

Brooklyn - Democratic Clubs

41st A.D. Democrats Club

Bay Ridge Democrats

Brooklyn for Barack

Brooklyn Young Democrats

Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats

High-Way Democratic Club

Independent Neighborhood Democrats

Kings County Democrats

Lambda Independent Democrats

New Era Democrats

New Kings Democrats

Prospect Heights Democrats for Reform

Rosa Parks Independent Democratic Club

Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club

Shorefront Democratic Club

Southern Brooklyn Democrats

Stars & Stripes Democratic Club

The Independent Neighborhood Democrats

Vanguard Independent Democratic Association

Brooklyn - Republican Clubs

Brooklyn Young Republican Club

Brooklyn Young Republicans

Brownstone Republican Club

Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization

Theodore Roosevelt Republican Club

 {tab Bronx}

Bronx - Democratic  Clubs

Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club 

Bronx Democratic County Committee

Bronx Young Democrats 

Chippewa Democratic Club

Innovative Progressive Democrats

Northwest Bronx Liberty Democratic Club

West Bronx Democratic Club

Bronx - Republican Clubs

The Bronx Republican Club

{tab Queens}

Queens - Democratic Clubs

Anoroc Regular Democratic Club

The Clinton Democratic Club

Continental Regular Democratic Club of Queens

Guy R. Brewer Democratic Club

Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens

The Long Island City Alliance

Moynihan Democratic Club

New Visions Democratic Club

Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club

Powhatan Democratic Club

Queens County Young Democrats

Richmond Hill Democratic Club

Southeast Queens County Young Democrats

Taminent Regular Democratic Club

The WIlliam Jefferson Clinton Democratic Club of Northwest Queens

Queens - Republican Clubs

Queens Village Republican Club

Queens Young Republicans

 

{tab Staten Island}

Staten Island - Democratic Clubs

Anthony R. Gaeta Democratic Club

Island Democratic Civic Committee

North Shore Democratic Club

South Shore Democratic Club

Staten Island Democratic Association

Young Democrats of Richmond County

Staten Island - Republican Clubs

Molinari Republican Club

Young Republicans of Staten Island

 {tab City Wide}

City Wide Political Organizations

504 Democratic Club

ACT NOW

DL21C

Democracy for New York City

Greater NYC for Change

Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

Muslim Democratic Club of New York City

New York Political Club New Generation

lowercase d (Real democracy for NYC)

Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC

Voterbook 

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{tab NY Statewide Offices}

 

NY Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Candidates:

Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul (D, WF, I, WEP)

Rob Astorino and Christopher Moss (R, C, SCC)

Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones (G)

Michael McDermott and Christopher Edes (L)

Steven Cohn and Bobby K. Kalotee (Sapient)

 

Comptroller

Candidates:

Tom DiNapoli (D, WF, I, WEP)

Robert Antonacci (R, C, SCC)

Theresa Portelli (G)

John Clifton (L)

 

Attorney General

Candidates:

Eric Schneiderman (D, WF, I, WEP)

John Cahill (R, C, SCC)

Ramon Jimenez (G)

Carl Person (L) 

 

{tab US Congress}

 

District 3

Candidates:

Steve Israel (D, WF, I) (Incumbent since 2013)

Grant Lally (R, C, L)

District 5

Candidates:

Gregory W. Meeks (D) (Incumbent since 1998)

Allen F. Steinhardt (AFC)

District 6

Candidates:

Grace Meng (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2013)

District 7

Candidates:

Nydia Velázquez (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1993)

Jose Luis Fernandez (R)

Allan Romaguera (C)

District 8

Candidates:

Hakeem Jeffries (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2013)

Alan Bellone (C)

District 9

Candidates:

Yvette D. Clarke (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2007)

Daniel Cavanagh (C)

District 10

Candidates:

Jerrold Nadler (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1993)

Ross Brady (C)

Michael Dilger (Flourish)

District 11

Candidates:

Michael Grimm (R, C, I) (Incumbent since 2011)

Domenic Recchia (D, WF)

Henry Bardel (G)

District 12

Candidates:

Carolyn B. Maloney (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1993)

Nicholas di Lorio (R, C, I)

 

District 13

Candidates:

Charles B. Rangel (D) (Incumbent since 1971)

Kenneth Schaeffer (WF)

Daniel Rivera (G)

District 14

Candidates:

Joseph Crowley (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1999)

Elizabeth Perri (C)

 

District 15

Candidates:

José E. Serrano (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1973)

Eduardo Ramirez (C)

William Edstrom (G)

District 16

Candidates:

Eliot Engel (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1989)

 


{tab NYS Senate}

 

NYS Senate Districts by Borough:

Queens   Brooklyn   Staten Island   Manhattan   Bronx

 

Queens Districts

District 10

Springfield Gardens, Rosedale

Candidates:

James Sanders, Jr. (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2013)

District 11

College Point, Whitestone, Little Bay, Murray Hill, Auburndale, Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston

Candidates: 

Tony Avella (D, I) (Incumbent since 2011)

Paul Gilman (G)

District 12

Astoria, Long Island City

Candidates: 

Michael Gianaris (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2011)

Anthony Aldorasi (SCC)

District 13

Jackson Heights, Corona, East Elmhurst

Candidates:

Jose Peralta (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2010)

District 14

Jamaica, Queens Village

Currently: Malcolm A. Smith (D) (Incumbent since 2000, lost the 2014 primary election)

Candidates:

Leroy Comrie (D, WF)

 

District 15

Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, Breezy Point, Far Rockaway

Candidates:

Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D) (Incumbent since 2009)

Michael Conigliaro (R, C)

District 16

Elmhurst, Flushing

Candidates:

Toby Ann Stavisky (D, WF, I) (Incumbent since 2000)

Brooklyn Districts

District 17

Borough Park

Candidates:

Simcha Felder (D, C) (Incumbent since 2013)

District 18

East Williamsburg, Bushwick, Cypress Hills

Candidates:

Martin Malave Dilan (D) (Incumbent since 2003)

Jonathan H. Anderson (C)

Debbie Medina (WF)

District 19

Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Sheepshead Bay

Candidates:

John L. Sampson (D) (Incumbent since 1997)

Dell Smitherman (WF)

Elias J. Weir (C)

District 20

Sunset Park, Gowanus, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brownsville

VACANT (last held by Eric Adams, now Brooklyn Borough President)

Candidates:

Jesse Hamilton (D)

Menachem Raitport (C)

District 21

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Park South, Flatbush-Ditmas Park, East Flatbush, Flatlands

Candidates: 

Kevin S. Parker (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2003)

Herman G. Hall (C)

District 22

Bensonhurst, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach

Candidates:

Jamie Kemmerer (D, WF)

Martin J. Golden (R, C, I) (Incumbent since 2003)

District 25

Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Candidates:

Velmanette Montgomery (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1985)

District 26

Brooklyn: Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens; Governors Island; Manhattan: Little Italy, Lower Manhattan

Candidates:

Daniel L. Squadron (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2009)

Wave Chan (R)

Staten Island Districts

District 23

Sea Gate, Brighton Beach [BK], Mariners Harbor, Elm Park, Graniteville, Randall Manor, Stapleton, Shore Acres, Arrochar, Grymes Hill

Candidates:

Diane J. Savino (D, I) (Incumbent since 2005)

District 24

Bloomfield, Bulls Head, Castleton Corners, Todt Hill, Dongan Hills, New Dorp, Oakwood, Eltingville, Rossville, Woodrow, Charleston, Great Kills

Candidates:

Gary Carsel (D, WF) 

Andrew J. Lanza (R, C, I) (Incumbent since 2007)

Manhattan Districts

District 27

Alphabet City, Stuyvesant Town, West Village, Theater District – Times Square, Garment District, Hell's Kitchen, Lincoln Square

Candidates:

Brad Hoylman (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2013)

Frank J. Scala (R)

District 28

Flatiron District, Kips Bay, Turtle Bay, Upper East Side

Candidates:

Liz Krueger (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2003)

Michael Zumbluskas (R, I)

District 29

Central Park, East Harlem, Mott Haven, Port Morris

Candidates:

Jose M. Serrano (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2005)

Kevin Barrett (R, C)

District 30

Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper Manhattan

Candidates:

Bill Perkins (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2007)

Jon Girodes (R)

District 31

Washington Heights, Hudson Heights, Marble Hill

Candidates:

Adriano Espaillat (D) (Incumbent since 2011)

Bronx Districts

District 32

Melrose, Morrisania, West Farms, Soundview, Parkchester

Candidates:

Ruben Diaz Sr. (D, R) (Incumbent since 2003)

Jasmine Marte (C)

District 33

Kingsbridge, East Tremont, Crotona Park, Fordham, Belmont, Van Nest, Claremont, High Bridge, Morris Park

Candidates:

Gustavo Rivera (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2011)

Steven Stern (R, C)

Jose Padilla, Jr. (I)

District 34

Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Middletown, Pelham Bay, Hunts Point, Longwood, City Island, Pelham Manor, Village of Pelham

Candidates:

Jeffrey D. Klein (D, I, WEP) (Incumbent since 2005)

Aleksander Mici (R)

Frank Dellavalle (C)

Carl Lundgren (G)

District 36

Norwood, Williamsbridge, Baychester, Edenwald

Candidates:

Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D) (Incumbent since 2001)

Robert Diamond (R, C)

Crystal Collins (I)

 

{tab NYS Assembly}

 

NYS Assembly Districts by Borough:

Queens   Brooklyn   Staten Island   Manhattan   Bronx

 

Queens Districts

District 23

Ozone Park, Lindenwood, Howard Beach, Broad Channel, the Rockaways

Candidates:

Phillip Goldfeder (D, C) (Incumbent since 2011)

District 24

Briarwood, Bellerose Manor, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Holliswood, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Queens Village, Richmond Hills, South Richmond Hill, Utopia

Candidates:

David Weprin (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2010)

District 25

Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, Douglaston

Candidates:

Nily Rozic (D, WF, I) (Incumbent since 2012)

District 26

Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Broadway-Flushing, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, North Shore Towers, Whitestone

Candidates:

Edward Braunstein (D, WF, I) (Incumbent since 2010)

District 27

College Point, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Electchester, Pomonok, Briarwood, Richmond Hill

Candidates:

Michael Simanowitz (D, C, I) (Incumbent since 2011)

District 28

Forest Hills, Rego Park, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Middle Village, Glendale, Kew Gardens

Candidates:

Andrew Hevesi (D, WF) (Incumbent since: 2005)

District 29

Jamaica, St. Albans, Rosedale

Candidates:

William Scarborough (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1994)

District 30

Maspeth, Woodside

Candidates:

Margaret Markey (D) (Incumbent since 1998)

District 31

South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Rosedale, Far Rockaway, Laurelton

Candidates:

Michele R. Titus (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2002)

District 32

South Jamaica, Rochdale, Rochdale Village

Candidates:

Vivian Cook (D) (Incumbent since 1990)

District 33

Bellerose, Floral Park, Queens Village, Cambria Heights

Candidates:

Barbara Clark (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1986)

District 34

Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Woodside

Candidates:

Michael DenDekker (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2008)

District 35

Elmhurst, Corona, East Elmhurst

Candidates: Jeffrion Aubry (D) (Incumbent since 1992)

District 36

Astoria, Ditmars Steinway

Candidates:

Aravella Simotas (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2010)

District 37

Sunnyside, Ridgewood, Long Island City, Queensbridge, Ravenswood, Astoria, Woodside, Maspeth, Dutch Kills, Bissville

Candidates:

Catherine Nolan (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1984)

John Kevin Wilson (L)

District 38

Woodhaven, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Glendale

Candidates:

Michael G. Miller (D) (Incumbent since 2009)

District 39

Corona

Candidates:

Francisco Moya (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2010)

District 40

Flushing, Linden Hill, Murray Hill, Mitchell-Linden, East Flushing

Candidates:

Ron Kim (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2012)

Phil Gim (R, I)

Brooklyn Districts

District 41

Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Flatlands, Canarsie, East Flatbush

Candidates:

Helene Weinstein (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1980)

Sura Yusim (C)

District 42

Midwood

Currently: Rhoda Jacobs (D) (Incumbent since 1978, not seeking re-election)

Candidates: 

Rodneyse Bichotte (D, WF)

Matthew G. Williams (R)

Brian W. Kelly (C)

District 43

Crown Heights, Lefferts Gardens, East Flatbush

Candidates:

Karim Camara (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2005)

Cartell Gore (C)

District 44

Park Slope, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Windsor Terrace

Candidates:

James F. Brennan (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1984)

Mikhail Yusupov (R, C)

District 45

Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Manhattan Beach, Gravesend, Brighton Beach

Candidates:

Ben Akselrod (R)

Steven Cymbrowitz (D, WF, I) (Incumbent since 2000)

Mikhail Usher (C)

District 46

Coney Island, Fort Hamilton

Candidates:

Alec Brook-Krasny (D, WF, I) (Incumbent since 2006)

Stamatis Lilikakis (R, C)

District 47

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights, Midwood

Candidates:

William Colton (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1996)

Joseph Baranello (R, C)

District 48

Borough Park, Dyker Heights, Flatbush

Candidates:

Dov Hikind (D, C) (Incumbent since 1982)

Carl Caller (R)

Nachman C. Caller (HJP)

District 49

Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Borough Park

Candidates:

Peter Abbate (D, WF, I) (Incumbent since 1986)

Henry Lavalle (R, C)

District 50

Greenpoint, Williamsburg

Candidates:

Joseph Lentol (D) (Incumbent since 1972)

William S. Davidson, Jr. (R)

District 51

Sunset Park

Candidates:

Felix Ortiz (D) (Incumbent since 1994)

Sandra A. Palacios-Serrano (C)

District 52

Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Gowanus, Park Slops, Prospect Heights

Currently: Joan Millman (D) (Incumbent since 1997, not seeking re-election)

Candidates:

Jo Anne Simon (D)

John A. Jasilli (R, C)

Pete Sikora (WF)

District 53

Williamsburg, Bushwick

Candidates:

Maritza Davila (D) (Incumbent since 2013)

District 54

Bushwick, East New York

VACANT (last held by Rafael Espinal (D), now New York City Council Member)

Candidates:

Erik Martin Dilan (D)

Khorshed A. Chowdhury (R, C)

Kim Council (WF)

District 55

Brownsville

Currently: VACANT (last held by William Boyland, Jr. (D), Incumbent since 2003, convicted of extortion and soliciting bribes)

Candidates:

Latrice Monique Walker (D)

Berneda Jackson (R)

Lori A. Boozer (WF)

 

District 56

Bedford-Stuyvesant

Candidates:

Annette Robinson (D) (Incumbent since 2002)

Garnsey Lee Alston (R)

District 57

Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Candidates:

Walter T. Mosley (D) (Incumbent since 2012)

District 58

Canarsie, East Flatbush

Candidates:

N. Nick Perry (D) (Incumbent since 1992)

District 59

Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Gerritsen Beach

VACANT (last held by Alan Maisel (D), now New York City Council Member)

Candidates:

Roxanne J. Persaud (D)

Jeffrey J. Ferretti (R, C)

District 60

East New York, Brownsville, Canarsie

VACANT (last held by Inez Barron (D), now New York City Council Member)

Candidates:

Charles Barron (D)

Leroy R. Bates, Sr. (R, C)

Staten Island Districts

District 61

Mariners Harbor, Elm Park, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, New Brighton, St. George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, Graniteville, Westerleigh

Candidates:

Matthew Titone (D, WF, I) (Incumbent since 2007)

District 62

Tottenville, Charleston, Rossville, Woodrow, Annadale, Prince's Bay, Arden Heights, Eltingville, Great Hills, New Dorp

Candidates:

Joseph Borelli (R, C, I) (Incumbent since 2012)

District 63

Bloomfield, Graniteville, Bulls Head, Castleton Corners, Grymes Hill, Emerson Hill, Todt Hill, Travis-Chelsea, New Springfield, Heartland Village, Rossville

Candidates:

Michael Cusick (D, I) (Incumbent since 2002)

Joseph Tirone, Jr. (R, C)

District 64

Shore Acres, Concord, Old Town, Arrochar, Dongan Hills, South Beach, Midland Beach, New Dorp, Oakwood, Eltingville

Candidates:

Nicole Malliotakis (R, C, I) (Incumbent since 2010)

Marybeth Melendez (D, WF)

Manhattan Districts

District 65

Lower East Side, Two Bridges, Little Italy, Battery Park

Candidates:

Sheldon Silver (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1976, Assembly Speaker since 1994)

Maureen Koetz (R)

District 66

Meatpacking District, West Village, Noho, Hudson Square, Soho, Bowery, Greenwich Village

Candidates:

Deborah Glick (D) (Incumbent since 1990)

Nekeshia Woods (R)

Alexander Meadows (PGP)

District 67

Upper West Side, Clinton, Hell's Kitchen

Candidates:

Linda Rosenthal (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2006)

District 68

North Central Park, East Harlem

Candidates:

Robert J. Rodriguez (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2010)

Ted Jones (R)

District 69

Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side

Candidates:

Daniel O'Donnell (D) (Incumbent since 2002)

District 70

Harlem, Manhattanville

Candidates:

Keith L.T. Wright (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1992)

Noni Moore (R)

District 71

West Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood

Candidates:

Herman D. Farrell Jr. (D) (Incumbent since 1974)

Jerome Johnson (R)

District 72

Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem

Gabriela Rosa (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2012 - not seeking re-election)

Candidates:

Guillermo Linares (D)

Ronnie Cabrera (R)

District 73

Upper East Side, Midtown East, Turtle Bay, Sutton Place

Candidates:

Dan Quart (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2011)

David B. Casavis (R, I)

Donal Butterfield (G)

District 74

Lower East Side, Union Square, Gramercy, Stuyvesant Square, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village, East Midtown Plaza, Waterside Plaza, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Tudor City, Turtle Bay

Candidates:

Brian Kavanagh (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2006)

Bryan A. Cooper (R)

District 75

Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen, Murray Hill, Midtown, Lincoln Center

Candidates:

Richard Gottfried (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1970)

Harry DeMell (R)

District 76

Upper East Side, Yorkville, Roosevelt Island

Micah Kellner (D) (Incumbent since 2007 - not seeking re-election)

Candidates:

Rebecca Seawright (D, WF)

David Garland (R, I, DTD)

Bronx Districts

District 77

Highbridge

VACANT (last held by Vanessa Gibson (D), now New York City Council Member)

Candidates: 

Latoya Joyner (D, WF)

Esperanza Reyes Acosta (R)

Benjamin Eggleston (C)

District 78

Fordham Manor, Belmont

Candidates:

Jose Rivera (D) (Incumbent since 2000)

Fernando Tirado (R, I)

District 79

Melrose, Morrisania, Fairmont-Claremont Village, Tremont

VACANT (last held by Eric Stevenson (D), convicted of corruption charges)

Candidates:

Michael Blake (D)

Selsia Evans (R, C)

Marsha Michael (WF)

District 80

Allerton, Bedford Park, Morris Park, Mosholu Parkway, Norwood, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Van Nest

Candidates:

Mark Gjonaj (D) (Incumbent since 2012)

Robert M. Goodman (R, C)

District 81

Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Van Crotlandt Village, Norwood, Woodlawn, Wakefield Candidates:

Jeffrey Dinowitz (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1994)

Alan H. Reed (C)

District 82

Middletown-Pelham Bay, Throggs Neck, Baychester

Candidates:

Michael Benedetto (D) (Incumbent since 2004)

Michael J. Eginton (R)

William E. Britt, Jr. (C)

District 83

Williamsbridge, Edenwald, Baychester

Candidates:

Carl Heastie (D) (Incumbent since 2000)

Benjamin Holloway (R, C)

Trevor Archer (G)

District 84

Concourse, South Bronx, Mott Haven, Port Morris, Woodstock, Hunts Point – Longwood

Candidates:

Carmen E. Arroyo (D) (Incumbent since 1994)

Angel Molina (R)

Franklin Chidi Oleh (C)

District 85

Soundview, Bronx River, Hunts Point, Clason Point, Harding Park

Candidates:

Marcos Crespo (D) (Incumbent since 2009)

Janelle King (R)

Barbara Santander (C)

Daniel Zuger (G)

District 86

University Heights, Fordham, Bathgate

Candidates:

Victor Pichardo (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2013)

Rene Santos (R)

Jose Marte (C)

District 87

Parkchester, Castle Hill, West Farms, Van Nest

Candidates:

Luis R. Sepulveda (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2012)

Michael Dennis (R, C)


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2014 NYC Candidate Lists Primary Archive https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5317-2014-nyc-candidate-lists-primary-archive https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5317-2014-nyc-candidate-lists-primary-archive  

 

{tab=NY Statewide Offices}

 

NY Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Candidates:

Randy Credico (D)

Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul (D, WF)

Zephyr Teachout and Tim Wu (D)

Rob Astorino and Christopher Moss (R)

Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones (G)

Michael McDermott and Christopher Edes (L)

Donna Mulvihill (Constitution)

Jimmy McMillan (Rent)

 

Comptroller

Candidates:

Tom DiNapoli (D)

Robert Antonacci (R)

Theresa Portelli (G)

John Clifton (L)

 

Attorney General

Candidates:

Eric Schneiderman (D)

John Cahill (R)

Ramon Jimenez (G)

Carl Person (L) 

 

{tab=US Congress}

 

District 3

Candidates:

Steve Israel (D, WF, I) (Incumbent since 2013)

Grant Lally (R, C)

Stephen Labatte (R)

District 5

Candidates:

Joseph Marthone (D)

Gregory W. Meeks (D) (Incumbent since 1998)

District 6

Candidates:

Grace Meng (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2013)

District 7

Candidates:

Nydia Velázquez (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1993)

Jose Luis Fernandez (R)

Allan Romaguera (C)

District 8

Candidates:

Hakeem Jeffries (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2013)

Alan Bellone (C)

District 9

Candidates:

Yvette D. Clarke (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2007)

Daniel Cavanagh (C)

District 10

Candidates:

Jerrold Nadler (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1993)

Ross Brady (C)

District 11

Candidates:

Michael Grimm (R, C, I) (Incumbent since 2011)

Domenic Recchia (D, WF)

Henry Bardel (G)

District 12

Candidates:

Carolyn B. Maloney (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1993)

Nicholas di Lorio (R, C, I)

 

District 13

Candidates:

Charles B. Rangel (D) (Incumbent since 1971)

Kenneth Schaeffer (WF)

Daniel Rivera (G)

District 14

Candidates:

Joseph Crowley (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1999)

Elizabeth Perri (C)

 

District 15

Candidates:

José E. Serrano (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1973)

Sam Sloan (D)

Eduardo Ramirez (C)

William Edstrom (G)

District 16

Candidates:

Eliot Engel (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1989)

Patrick McManus (C)

 


{tab=NYS Senate}

 

NYS Senate Districts by Borough:

Queens   Brooklyn   Staten Island   Manhattan   Bronx

 

Queens Districts

District 10

Springfield Gardens, Rosedale

Candidates:

Everly Brown (D)

Gian Jones (D)

James Sanders, Jr. (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2013)

Herbert Binger (D)

District 11

College Point, Whitestone, Little Bay, Murray Hill, Auburndale, Bayside, Little Neck, Douglaston

Candidates: 

Tony Avella (D) (Incumbent since 2011)

John Liu (D)

Paul Gilman (G)

Timothy Furey (R, C)

District 12

Astoria, Long Island City

Candidates: 

Michael Gianaris (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2011)

District 13

Jackson Heights, Corona, East Elmhurst

Candidates:

Jose Peralta (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2010)

District 14

Jamaica, Queens Village

Candidates:

Munir Avery (D)

Leroy Comrie (D, WF)

Malcolm A. Smith (D) (Incumbent since 2000)

District 15

Forest Hills, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, Breezy Point, Far Rockaway

Candidates:

Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2009)

Tom Ognibene (R, C)

District 16

Elmhurst, Flushing

Candidates:

Toby Ann Stavisky (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2000)

S.J. Jung (D)

Brooklyn Districts

District 17

Borough Park

Candidates:

Simcha Felder (D) (Incumbent since 2013)

District 18

East Williamsburg, Bushwick, Cypress Hills

Candidates:

Martin Malave Dilan (D) (Incumbent since 2003)

Debbie Medina (D, WF)

Jonathan H. Anderson (R, C)

District 19

Brownsville, East New York, Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Sheepshead Bay

Candidates:

Sean K. Henry (D)

John L. Sampson (D) (Incumbent since 1997)

Dell Smitherman (D, WF)

Elias J. Weir (D)

Evelin Lausell (R) 

District 20

Sunset Park, Gowanus, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brownsville

VACANT (last held by Eric Adams, now Brooklyn Borough President)

Candidates:

Rubain Dorancy (D)

Jesse Hamilton (D)

Guillermo Philpotts (D)

District 21

Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Park South, Flatbush-Ditmas Park, East Flatbush, Flatlands

Candidates: 

Kevin S. Parker (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2003)

Herman G. Hall (C)

District 22

Bensonhurst, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach

Candidates:

Jamie Kemmerer (D, WF)

Martin J. Golden (R) (Incumbent since 2003)

District 25

Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Candidates:

Velmanette Montgomery (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1985)

Jane M. Neal (R)

District 26

Brooklyn: Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Vinegar Hill, Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens; Governors Island; Manhattan: Little Italy, Lower Manhattan

Candidates:

Daniel L. Squadron (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2009)

Manny Cavaco (WF)

Staten Island Districts

District 23

Sea Gate, Brighton Beach [BK], Mariners Harbor, Elm Park, Graniteville, Randall Manor, Stapleton, Shore Acres, Arrochar, Grymes Hill

Candidates:

Diane J. Savino (D) (Incumbent since 2005)

District 24

Bloomfield, Bulls Head, Castleton Corners, Todt Hill, Dongan Hills, New Dorp, Oakwood, Eltingville, Rossville, Woodrow, Charleston, Great Kills

Candidates:

Gary Carsel (D) 

Andrew J. Lanza (R) (Incumbent since 2007)

Manhattan Districts

District 27

Alphabet City, Stuyvesant Town, West Village, Theater District – Times Square, Garment District, Hell’s Kitchen, Lincoln Square

Candidates:

Brad Hoylman (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2013)

Frank J. Scala (R)

District 28

Flatiron District, Kips Bay, Turtle Bay, Upper East Side

Candidates:

Liz Krueger (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2003)

Shota Nugzarovich Baghaturia (D)

Mike Zumbluskas (R, I)

District 29

Central Park, East Harlem, Mott Haven, Port Morris

Candidates:

Jose M. Serrano (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2005)

Kevin Barrett (R, C, I)

District 30

Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper Manhattan

Candidates:

Bill Perkins (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2007)

Jon Girodes (R)

District 31

Washington Heights, Hudson Heights, Marble Hill

Candidates:

Adriano Espaillat (D) (Incumbent since 2011)

Luis Tejada (D)

Robert Jackson (D)

Michael W. Chan (R)

Bronx Districts

District 32

Melrose, Morrisania, West Farms, Soundview, Parkchester

Candidates:

Ruben Diaz Sr. (D) (Incumbent since 2003)

David M. Johnson (C, I)

Jasmine Marte (C)

District 33

Kingsbridge, East Tremont, Crotona Park, Fordham, Belmont, Van Nest, Claremont, High Bridge, Morris Park

Candidates:

Fernando Cabrera (D)

Gustavo Rivera (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2011)

Steven Stern (R, C)

Jose Padilla, Jr. (I)

District 34

Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Middletown, Pelham Bay, Hunts Point, Longwood, City Island, Pelham Manor, Village of Pelham

Candidates:

Jeffrey D. Klein (D) (Incumbent since 2005)

G. Oliver Koppell (D)

Carl Lundgren (G)

District 35

Yonkers, New Rochelle, Hastings-On-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown, Elmsford, Fairview, Hartsdale, Greenville, White Plains, Scarsdale

Candidates:

Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) (Incumbent since 2007)

District 36

Norwood, Williamsbridge, Baychester, Edenwald

Candidates:

Crystal Collins (D)

Ruth Hassell-Thompson (D) (Incumbent since 2001)

 

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NYS Assembly Districts by Borough:

Queens   Brooklyn   Staten Island   Manhattan   Bronx

 

Queens Districts

District 23

Ozone Park, Lindenwood, Howard Beach, Broad Channel, the Rockaways

Candidates:

Phillip Goldfeder (D) (Incumbent since 2011)

District 24

Briarwood, Bellerose Manor, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Holliswood, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Queens Village, Richmond Hills, South Richmond Hill, Utopia

Candidates:

David Weprin (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2010)

District 25

Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Hillcrest, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, Bayside, Douglaston

Candidates:

Nily Rozic (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2012)

District 26

Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Bayside Hills, Broadway-Flushing, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, North Shore Towers, Whitestone

Candidates:

Edward Braunstein (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2010)

District 27

College Point, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Electchester, Pomonok, Briarwood, Richmond Hill

Candidates:

Michael Simanowitz (D) (Incumbent since 2011)

District 28

Forest Hills, Rego Park, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Middle Village, Glendale, Kew Gardens

Candidates:

Andrew Hevesi (D, WF) (Incumbent since: 2005)

District 29

Jamaica, St. Albans, Rosedale

Candidates:

William Scarborough (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1994)

District 30

Maspeth, Woodside

Candidates:

Dmytro Fedkowskyj (D)

Margaret Markey (D) (Incumbent since 1998)

Anthony Nunziato, Sr. (R)

District 31

South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Rosedale, Far Rockaway, Laurelton

Candidates:

Michele R. Titus (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2002)

District 32

South Jamaica, Rochdale, Rochdale Village

Candidates:

Vivian Cook (D) (Incumbent since 1990)

District 33

Bellerose, Floral Park, Queens Village, Cambria Heights

Candidates:

Barbara Clark (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1986)

District 34

Jackson Heights, East Elmhurst, Woodside

Candidates:

Michael DenDekker (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2008)

District 35

Elmhurst, Corona, East Elmhurst

Candidates: Jeffrion Aubry (D) (Incumbent since 1992)

District 36

Astoria, Ditmars Steinway

Candidates:

Aravella Simotas (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2010)

District 37

Sunnyside, Ridgewood, Long Island City, Queensbridge, Ravenswood, Astoria, Woodside, Maspeth, Dutch Kills, Bissville

Candidates:

Catherine Nolan (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1984)

Walter Iwachiw (R)

District 38

Woodhaven, Ridgewood, Richmond Hill, Ozone Park, Glendale

Candidates:

Michael G. Miller (D) (Incumbent since 2009)

District 39

Corona

Candidates:

Francisco Moya (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2010)

Jesus Gonzalez (R)

District 40

Flushing, Linden Hill, Murray Hill, Mitchell-Linden, East Flushing

Candidates:

Phil Gim (R)

Ron Kim (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2012)

Brooklyn Districts

District 41

Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Flatlands, Canarsie, East Flatbush

Candidates:

Helene Weinstein (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1980)

Sura Yusim (C)

District 42

Midwood

Currently: Rhoda Jacobs (D) (Incumbent since 1978, not seeking re-election)

Candidates: 

Michele Adolphe (D)

Rodneyse Bichotte (D, WF)

Victor A. Jordan (D)

L. Rickie Tulloch (D)

Matthew G. Williams (R)

Brian W. Kelly (C)

District 43

Crown Heights, Lefferts Gardens, East Flatbush

Candidates:

Karim Camara (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2005)

District 44

Park Slope, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Windsor Terrace

Candidates:

James F. Brennan (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1984)

Mikhail Yusupov (R, C)

District 45

Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, Manhattan Beach, Gravesend, Brighton Beach

Candidates:

Ben Akselrod (D)

Steven Cymbrowitz (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2000)

Mikhail Usher (C)

District 46

Coney Island, Fort Hamilton

Candidates:

Alec Brook-Krasny (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2006)

Stamatis Lilikakis (R)

Lucretia Regina-Potter (R)

District 47

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights, Midwood

Candidates:

William Colton (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1996)

De Jun "David" Liu (R, C)

District 48

Borough Park, Dyker Heights, Flatbush

Candidates:

Dov Hikind (D) (Incumbent since 1982)

Carl Caller (R)

District 49

Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Borough Park

Candidates:

Peter Abbate (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1986)

District 50

Greenpoint, Williamsburg

Candidates:

Joseph Lentol (D) (Incumbent since 1972)

William S. Davidson, Jr. (R)

District 51

Sunset Park

Candidates:

Felix Ortiz (D) (Incumbent since 1994)

Cesar Zuniga (D)

Henry Lallave (R, C)

Sandra A. Palacios-Serrano (R, C)

District 52

Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Gowanus, Park Slops, Prospect Heights

Currently: Joan Millman (D) (Incumbent since 1997, not seeking re-election)

Candidates:

Doug Biviano (D)

Pete Sikora (D)

Jo Anne Simon (D)

John A. Jasilli (R, C)

District 53

Williamsburg, Bushwick

Candidates:

Maritza Davila (D) (Incumbent since 2013)

District 54

Bushwick, East New York

VACANT (last held by Rafael Espinal (D), now New York City Council Member)

Candidates:

Kim Council (D, WF)

Erik Martin Dilan (D)

Khorshed A. Chowdhury (R, C)

District 55

Brownsville

Currently: VACANT (last held by William Boyland, Jr. (D), Incumbent since 2003, convicted of extortion and soliciting bribes)

Candidates:

Lori A. Boozer (D, WF)

Anthony Herbert (D)

Anthony Jones (D)

Bilal Malik (D)

David Miller (D)

Latrice Monique Walker (D)

Ineisha Williford (D)

Berneda Jackson (R)

 

District 56

Bedford-Stuyvesant

Candidates:

Annette Robinson (D) (Incumbent since 2002)

Garnsey Lee Alston (R)

District 57

Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Candidates:

Walter T. Mosley (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2012)

District 58

Canarsie, East Flatbush

Candidates:

N. Nick Perry (D) (Incumbent since 1992)

District 59

Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Gerritsen Beach

VACANT (last held by Alan Maisel (D), now New York City Council Member)

Candidates:

Roxanne J. Persaud (D)

Jeffrey J. Ferretti (R, C)

District 60

East New York, Brownsville, Canarsie

VACANT (last held by Inez Barron (D), now New York City Council Member)

Candidates:

Charles Barron (D)

Chris Banks (D)

Leroy R. Bates, Sr. (R, C)

Staten Island Districts

District 61

Mariners Harbor, Elm Park, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, New Brighton, St. George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, Graniteville, Westerleigh

Candidates:

Matthew Titone (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2007)

District 62

Tottenville, Charleston, Rossville, Woodrow, Annadale, Prince’s Bay, Arden Heights, Eltingville, Great Hills, New Dorp

Candidates:

Joseph Borelli (R) (Incumbent since 2012)

District 63

Bloomfield, Graniteville, Bulls Head, Castleton Corners, Grymes Hill, Emerson Hill, Todt Hill, Travis-Chelsea, New Springfield, Heartland Village, Rossville

Candidates:

Michael Cusick (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2002)

Joseph Tirrone (R)

District 64

Shore Acres, Concord, Old Town, Arrochar, Dongan Hills, South Beach, Midland Beach, New Dorp, Oakwood, Eltingville

Candidates:

Nicole Malliotakis (R) (Incumbent since 2010)

Marybeth Melendez (D, WF)

Manhattan Districts

District 65

Lower East Side, Two Bridges, Little Italy, Battery Park

Candidates:

Maureen Koetz (R)

Sheldon Silver (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1976, Assembly Speaker since 1994)

District 66

Meatpacking District, West Village, Noho, Hudson Square, Soho, Bowery, Greenwich Village

Candidates:

Deborah Glick (D) (Incumbent since 1990)

Nekeshia Woods (R)

District 67

Upper West Side, Clinton, Hell’s Kitchen

Candidates:

Linda Rosenthal (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2006)

District 68

North Central Park, East Harlem

Candidates:

Robert J. Rodriguez (D) (Incumbent since 2010)

Ted Jones (R)

District 69

Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side

Candidates:

Daniel O’Donnell (D) (Incumbent since 2002)

Lolita Ferrin (R)

District 70

Harlem, Manhattanville

Candidates:

Keith L. T. Wright (D, WF) (Incumbent since 1992)

Noni Moore (R)

District 71

West Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood

Candidates:

Kelley S. Boyd (D)

Herman D. Farrell Jr. (D) (Incumbent since 1974)

Jerome Johnson (R)

District 72

Inwood, Washington Heights, Harlem

Gabriela Rosa (D, WF) (Incumbent since 2012 - not seeking re-election)

Candidates:

Francesca Castellanos (D)

Melanie Hidalgo (D)

Guillermo Linares (D)

Manny De Los Santos (D)

Mayobanex Villalona (D)

Ronnie Cabrera (R)

Ronny A. Goodman (R)

District 73

Upper East Side, Midtown East, Turtle Bay, Sutton Place

Candidates:

Dan Quart (D) (Incumbent since 2011)

David B. Casavis (R, I)

District 74

Lower East Side, Union Square, Gramercy, Stuyvesant Square, Stuyvesant Town, Peter Cooper Village, East Midtown Plaza, Waterside Plaza, Kips Bay, Murray Hill, Tudor City, Turtle Bay

Candidates:

Brian Kavanagh (D) (Incumbent since 2006)

Bryan A. Cooper (R)

District 75

Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Murray Hill, Midtown, Lincoln Center

Candidates:

Richard Gottfried (D) (Incumbent since 1970)

Harry DeMell (R)

District 76

Upper East Side, Yorkville, Roosevelt Island

Micah Kellner (D) (Incumbent since 2007 - not seeking re-election)

Candidates:

Gus Christensen (D)

Ed Hartzog (D)

David Menegon (D)

Rebecca Seawright (D)

David Garland (R)

Bronx Districts

District 77

Highbridge

VACANT (last held by Vanessa Gibson (D), now New York City Council Member)

Candidates: 

Carlton A. Curry (D)

Latoya Joyner (D)

Verdell Mack (D)

Sherisse Palomino (D)

Esperanza Reyes Acosta (R)

Benjamin Eggleston (C)

District 78

Fordham Manor, Belmont

Candidates:

Jose Rivera (D) (Incumbent since 2000)

Fernando Tirado (D)

William J. Sullivan (C)

District 79

Melrose, Morrisania, Fairmont-Claremont Village, Tremont

VACANT (last held by Eric Stevenson (D), convicted of corruption charges)

Candidates:

George Alvarez (D)

Michael Blake (D)

Lanita Jones (D)

Marsha Michael (D)

Frederick Ricks (D)

Raul Rodriguez (D)

District 80

Allerton, Bedford Park, Morris Park, Mosholu Parkway, Norwood, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Van Nest

Candidates:

Mark Gjonaj (D) (Incumbent since 2012)

Robert M. Goodman (R, C)

District 81

Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Van Crotlandt Village, Norwood, Woodlawn, Wakefield Candidates:

Jeffrey Dinowitz (D) (Incumbent since 1994)

Alan H. Reed (C)

James W. Lapin (R)

District 82

Middletown-Pelham Bay, Throggs Neck, Baychester

Candidates:

Michael Benedetto (D) (Incumbent since 2004)

William E. Britt, Jr. (C)

Michael J. Eginton (R)

District 83

Williamsbridge, Edenwald, Baychester

Candidates:

Carl Heastie (D) (Incumbent since 2000)

Trevor Archer (G)

Benjamin Holloway (R, C)

District 84

Concourse, South Bronx, Mott Haven, Port Morris, Woodstock, Hunts Point – Longwood

Candidates:

Carmen E. Arroyo (D) (Incumbent since 1994)

Angel Molina (R, D)

Franklin Chidi Oleh (C)

District 85

Soundview, Bronx River, Hunts Point, Clason Point, Harding Park

Candidates:

Marcos Crespo (D) (Incumbent since 2009)

William R. Moore (D)

Janelle King (R)

Daniel Zuger (G)

Barbara Santander (C)

District 86

University Heights, Fordham, Bathgate

Candidates:

Victor Pichardo (D) (Incumbent since 2013)

Hector Ramirez (D)

Rene Santos (R)

Jose Marte (C)

District 87

Parkchester, Castle Hill, West Farms, Van Nest

Candidates:

Luis R. Sepulveda (D) (Incumbent since 2012)

Michael Dennis (R, C)

 


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«US Congress: NY-11 Races to Watch»

Stretching across northern Manhattan and into the Bronx, New York's 13th U.S. Congressional District is one of the poorest in the nation. In the district, one quarter of households remain in poverty, according to the Urban Justice Center. Socioeconomic and ethnic demographics are likely to again play key roles in the outcome.

The Democratic primary election featured a rematch of the top two finishers from the 2012 contest, and a repeat in which long-time incumbent Congressman Charles Rangel narrowly defeated New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat. Joining the primary race this year were Michael Walrond, Senior Pastor at First Corinthian Baptist Church, and Yolanda Garcia, Bronx community activist. Archived profiles of the primary contenders can be found below.

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Charlie Rangel (D)

Kenneth Schaeffer (WF)

Daniel Vila Rivera (G)

 



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Charlie Rangel


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On the Issues

Endorsements

Record in Office

Currently: United States Representative for New York's 13th Congressional District (1970-present)

Previous Work: Attorney; United States Army 1948-1952; New York State Assemblyman, 1967-70.

Education: B.S., NYU School of Commerce, 1957; L.L.B., St. John's University School of Law, 1960.


On the Issues

[accordion max-width="100%"][item title="Civil Rights↓"]

"...[E]nsuring equal opportunity and tolerance in our society is very important to me. I believe we should respect everybody regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality, and sexual orientation."

[/item]

[item title="Economy↓"]

Supports minimum wage at $10.10, as that is an achievable number.3

Proposes "a national policy to make certain that our young people can go to college, [and] shouldn't have to pay for it."4

"I believe Congress has an obligation to support those who lost their jobs through no fault of their own, not only to save our economy, but also to mitigate the impact unemployment has on them and their families."

"...I reject the idea that the future of hard-working Americans should be subject to the volatility of financial markets..."

"...to strengthen our economy, we must create new, good-paying jobs. By extending enhanced expense limits for small businesses and keeping more generous depreciation rules in effect, the recovery legislation will help businesses invest in themselves, allowing them to grow and create new jobs."

"One of the parts of things to increase jobs, of course, is to extend the unemployment compensation for the 3 million people that through no fault of their own have not been able to keep their job."

"...I was proud to stand with my Democratic Colleagues in passing the HIRE Act to provide a payroll tax credit for companies that hire employees who have been looking for work for 60 days or more. We continue to fight for extension of unemployment insurance benefits and payroll tax cuts that could save an average of $ 1000 million of American families."

"We also provide businesses with incentives to hire recently discharged, unemployed veterans and disconnected youth so we can reincorporate them into our communities and grow together."

[/item]

[item title="Education↓"]

"I introduced the Rebuilding America's Schools Act which would increase aid for school construction and renovation across the country."

"We should provide the resources so that state legislators...would be able to determine which [education] policies work for our great state, and which policies don't... but the fact of the matter is we don't have a national goal that we should be achieving."4

"If you give the right resources, the right salaries, the right respect to our teachers, they can teach...the question of which policy we should have is certainly not a national issue."4

Opposes school vouchers.3

Supports schools providing food for children who cannot afford it.3

Proposes "a national policy to make certain that our young people can go to college, [and] shouldn't have to pay for it."4

"...I proudly support the American College and Tax Relief Act, an amendment to continue the College Tuition Tax Deduction. This bill will extend the critical college tuition tax deduction for a full four years and help make college education more affordable to America's families."

Supports the DREAM Act, which "would allow 360,000 high school graduates who are undocumented with a legal means to work and attend college in the United States, and provide incentives for another 715,000 children of illegal immigrants between the ages of 5 and 17 to finish high school and pursue higher education."

[/item]

[item title="Environment↓"]

"I remain strongly dedicated in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing fuel economy standards so we can protect the air that we breathe and the water that we drink."

"...we must make continuous efforts to fight mercury contamination and other forms of pollution to our water sources."

[/item]

[item title="Foreign Policy↓"]

"It is important that America reaches out to the international community in order to forge stronger relationships with our allies and build new ones with developing countries. Our country must continue to foster respectful friendships, fair diplomatic assistance, and humanitarian aid."6

"For America to continue to stand as the moral leader of the free world we must lead by example."6

Iraq: "Absolutely [does] not [support President Obama's resolution for airstrikes and boots on the ground and special forces] ... [but maybe] I'd reconsider if we enacted a draft where anybody would be subject to going to Iraq but I would only do that symbolically because it's not going to pass, it is time for us to pull out and see who our friends are internationally; see if we can regain our credibility with our neighbors and try to work out something. When it comes to the point that we lost all of those lives in Iraq, that diplomats are now considering asking Iran for support, it really shows that allowing our country to go to war without getting the consent of the Congress, without knowing the facts, it is not a constitutional way that we should be preforming. I feel so sad as a veteran that I go to these funerals and I find it very very difficult to explain why we're there."7

Afghanistan: "It is now time to end the war in Afghanistan... We should now devote our energy and resources towards rebuilding the economy and ensuring a smooth transition into civilian life for out returning heroes."

Cuba: "I have worked hard in Congress to mend the relationship between Cuba and the United States with a series of legislation over the years. One of the bills, the Export Freedom to Cuba Act, would end travel restriction to or from Cuba by U.S. citizens or legal residents. ... [I]t is time to reopen the diplomatic and economic doors between our two countries."

Korea: "My bill H. Res 376 - Calling for Repatriation of POW/MIAs and Abductees in North Korea, was passed unanimously by Congress. ... The resolution encourages North Korea to repatriate any prisoner of war they have held captive since the Korean War and calls upon the U.S. government to resume search and recovery operations in North Korea which was suspended in 2005. The resolution also calls for the repatriation of South Korean civilians who were forcibly taken into North Korea during the War."

[/item]

[item title="Health↓"]

"I support a healthcare system that is accessible, affordable, universal, and driven less by profits and more for the people. The [Affordable Care Act] ensures that insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage to patients based on pre-existing conditions. ... The ACA won't solve all of these problems overnight, but it's an important step forward. By making health coverage more affordable and accessible and thus increasing the number of Americans with coverage, by funding community-based public health and prevention programs, and by supporting research and tracking on key health measures, the ACA will begin to reduce disparities, improve access to preventive care, and improve health outcomes and reduce the nation's health spending."6

"We should not cut taxes for the wealthiest Americans at the expense of gutting the lifeline that helps millions of Americans to survive. I promise to continue opposing any budget proposals that undermine Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid."

Sponsored the following legislation:

  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010), aka "Obamacare."
  • James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act (2010), which "amends the Public Health Service Act to extend and improve protections and services to individuals directly impacted by the terrorist attack in New York City on September 11, 2001, and for other purposes."

"...it is crucial that we do not cut federal funding for HIV/AIDS research. Life-saving medications and breakthroughs require bolstered support from the National Institutes of Health and Congress."

"Working in coordination with religious leaders and federal, state, and local officials, we drafted legislation that aims to combat new HIV infections and promote awareness within the African American community."

[/item]

[item title="Housing↓"]

"I have fought to ensure that tenants and prospective New York City residents are provided with proper support needed to finance affordable housing, while strengthening the quality and accessibility of our housing market."

"In Congress, we are continuously trying to expand affordable housing opportunities for working families at risk of losing their homes."

"The day of luxury housing in the city of New York should be over...what we really have to do is put a moratorium on luxury housing and to make certain we have zoning only for affordable housing. ... no 80-20."1 

"Make certain when you talk about building, you only talk about affordable housing and not back door type affordable housing"1

"Anything above 30% of someone's income and wages let that subsidy come from the federal and state government so that we can not just create affordable housing, but we will have tenants that can afford pay..."1 

"If we make certain that the city and state acquire the property for the sole purpose of affordable housing, if we make certain that the tax structure is such that no one has to pay over 1/3rd of their income for rent."1

"I say we should have 100% affordable [housing]."2

"Nobody should have to pay more than 30% of their income in rent."2

[/item]

[item title="Immigration↓"]

"Orderly and controlled borders, combined with an effective immigration system designed to meet our needs are important pillars of a healthy and robust economy."

"We're not sending 11 million people back home, they're here and they're gonna stay here, so whatever we can do, even in the Department of Justice, we should do it."1

"Having people taken away in the middle of the night with or without due process, knowing not who they are, knowing not what violations they be, is unacceptable to the Congress and to the Democrats there... we should know who's being deported and for what."4

"If you're born there, especially if you have no country to go back to, you should be entitled to all the rights and privileges of the country in which you were born."4

"...my Democratic Colleagues and I will continue to fight for the passage of the DREAM Act..."

On municipal I.D.: "Anything that allows hardworking people to negotiate through life is good."1

[/item]

[item title="Infrastructure↓"]

"Congress must ... fulfill its obligation to the American taxpayers to ensure public safety. While we cannot stop Mother Nature from wreaking havoc in our communities, lawmakers must do what we can to invest in sustainable infrastructure that will insure against preventable harm." (Time

On who should pay for repairing infrastructure: "The Federal Government has the basic responsibility for interstate and international commerce."1

Supports President Obama's "fiscal year 2015 budget request, which ... includes proposals aimed at enhancing the role of private capital in U.S. infrastructure investment, ... calls for the creation of an independent government ... financing vehicle, ... [and] enactment of the America Fast Forward Bonds program and other tax incentives to attract new sources of capital..." (Time

Sponsored the following legislation:

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2009), "which provided a total of $105.3 billion in funding for infrastructure investment, and saved or created a total of 6.4 million jobs through 2012)." (Riverdale Press)
  • Tax Relief Act (1997), which "first enacted" "the Qualified Zone Academy Bond (QZAB) tax credits for school renovation and repair." (Riverdale Press)
  • "I have introduced a bill to allow mayors...to start programs that the President of the United States wants, infrastructure building is an investment and creation of jobs. A handful of republicans are stopping it from doing just that."1

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"I am committed to giving the brave servicemen and women of today the same opportunity I had to make a change. I firmly believe adequate health and medical care for our veterans are not privileges but sacred rights we must honor."6

Sponsored the following legislation:

  • Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support Act (2012)(authored), which gives veterans access to telemedicine, to expand mental health treatment.
  • Universal National Service Act (2013)(authored), "commonly known as the 'draft' bill, which mandates two years of nation service for all adults 19 to 42 in any capacity that promotes our nation defense."
  • Hispanic American Heroes Resolution (2007), which "recognizes the men and women who fought and sacrificed for our nation."6
  • Korean War Veterans Recognition Act (2009), which "amends title 4 of the United States Code to encourage the display of the US flag on National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day."6

Voted for:

  • HR 2642 GI Bill, Funding for Midwest Flood Cleanup, Extension of Unemployment Benefits, and Other Provisions (passed House 2008), which "provides that active duty veterans who served after September 11, 2001, are entitled to full scholarship for in-state tuition at a public university, a stipend for books and supplies, and a monthly housing stipend. It is transferable to spouses and children of service members who have served at least six years. Those who agree to serve four more may transfer 18 to 36 months."6

"Congress has a responsibility to provide our veterans with the best medical care, which can be further expanded through access to telemedicine."6

"I firmly believe adequate health and medical care for our veterans are not privileges but sacred rights we must honor."

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"...our prison system is a revolving door, leaving many without the ample skill or support necessary to become productive members of society."

"Locking up people to punish them not to rehab them is a waste of money, life its immoral to do it."1 

"...we should focus our law enforcement efforts away from drug addicts and small-time dealers onto the big-time drug kingpins who supply them."

Supports restrictions on gun manufacturers.3

"One of my bills, the Crack-Cocaine Equitable Sentencing Act helps put an end to the disparity in sentencing for cocaine offenses. Law enforcement and even judges on the bench are balking at the 100-to-1 inequity in sentencing that slaps the same 5-year sentence for possessing 5 grams of crack cocaine as is mandated for possessing 500 grams of powder cocaine."

"My bill, the Second Chance for Ex-Offenders Act will ... Invest resources in a consortium of services proven to keep ex-offenders on the right path [and] Address the prevalence of substance abuse and poor mental health among ex-offenders."

"I introduced the Ex-Offenders Voting Rights Act, which aims to grant full voting rights for those who have been convicted of a criminal offense. I will continue to be a strong advocate for sentencing and prison reform as it is vital to be a voice for so many who are silenced."

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Endorsements

Organizations: CSA, 1199/SEIU, all three AFSCME - affiliated unions DC 37, DC 1707 and CSEA, Teamsters Local 237, Uniformed Fire Officers Association, New York State Association of Letter Carriers, Plumbers Union, Local 1 and many clubs throughout Manhattan and the Bronx, including the William Jefferson Clinton Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Three Parks Independent Democrats, Broadway Democrats, Tioga Carver Democrats, Frederick E. Samuel Democratic Club and West Harlem Progressive Democrats, The Amsterdam News, Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, Amsterdam News, The Daily News.

Individuals: Governor Andrew Cuomo, President Clinton, Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, Congresswoman Pelosi, Congressman Jerry Nadler, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Congressman Greg Meeks, Congressman Joe Crowley, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Congressman Luis Gutiérrez, Assemblymember Keith Wright, Assemblyman Danny O'Donnell, former Assemblymember (and 2010 opponent) Adam Clayton Powell IV, Councilmember Inez Dickens, former Councilmember Robert Jackson, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congressman John Lewis, Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congressman Donald Payne Jr., Congressman Al Green, Congressman Steve Israel, State Senator Bill Perkins, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, former Manhattan Borough President Virginia Fields, 2012 opponent Clyde Williams. 


Record in Office

Charlie Rangel currently serves as United States Representative for New York's 13th Congressional District, since 1970.

US Congress Committee Assignments: House Committee on Ways and Means; Subcommittee on Trade (Ranking Member); Joint Committee on Taxation.

US Congress Caucuses: Congressional Black Caucus (Founding Member); Out-of-Iraq Caucus (Founding Member); Army Caucus; African Trade and Investment Caucus (Co-Chair); Progressive Caucus; Bipartisan Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus; Africa Partnership for Economic Growth Caucus; 21st Century Health Care Caucus; Afterschool Caucus; Bicameral Caucus on Parkinson's Disease; Bipartisan Taskforce on Alzheimer's Disease; Arts Caucus; Boating Caucus; Caribbean Caucus; Caucus for Women's Issues; Caucus on Armenian Issues; Caucus on Community Health Centers; Caucus on Hellenic issues; Caucus on India and Indian Americans; Coalition on Adoption; Congressional HIV/AIDS Caucus; Fire Services Caucus; Human Rights Caucus; Kidney Caucus; Labor and Working Families Caucus; Real Estate Caucus; Refugee Caucus; Cancer Action Caucus; Navy/Marine Corps Caucus; Rural Housing Caucus.

Censure and Appeal: In 2010, following a House ethics trial, Rangel was censured by the U.S. Congress for the ethics violation of not disclosing rental income. He is currently appealing to overturn the censure, on the grounds that it violated his due process rights.


 * Photo from Rangel's U.S. Congress site

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Kenneth Schaeffer (WF)

 

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Daniel Vila Rivera (G)

 

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Primary Candidate Profiles 

Espaillat Yolanda Garcia, a Bronx community activist is in the running to unseat Rep. Charles Rangel Walrond

Adriano Espaillat (D, WF)

Yolanda Garcia (D)

Michael Walrond (D)

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Adriano Espaillat (D)

Campaign Website
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On the Issues

Endorsements

Record in Office

Currently: New York State Senator for the 31st Senate District (2010-present)

Previous Work: New York State Assembly (D, WF – 72nd District) 1997-2010; Project Right Start (Director) 1994-1996; Washington Heights Victims Services Community Office (Director) 1992-1994; Community Planning Board 12 (Executive board member); 34th Precinct Community Council (President); Minority Program Development Chair (State Senate); New York County Democratic Committee (District Leader 72A)

Education: B.S. Political Science, Queens College, 1978; Graduate Degree in Public Administration, NYU


On the Issues

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"I will go and make sure that regulatory practices that are important to ensure that banks and the financial institutions don't engage in risky business that will keep the taxpayer on the hook, that those kinds of regulations are kept strong and that our economy can move forward."7

Proposes to make those under the poverty line "eligible for food stamps, medicaid, Section 8...the tax payer we have to subsidize these companies on their benefits packages for their workers."7

Supports minimum wage at $15.3

Supports subsidies for local initatives: "I look forward to the Kingsbridge Armory project, spurring [economic growth through the sports venue, bringing people into the community to spend dollars]."5

Supports the following proposals to aid small businesses:

  • "shift the empowerment zone model from the big box stores" by "taking the $3000 tax credit that is given to big box stores...and double it and give it to small businesses" so that small businesses get "a $6000 tax credit for every local job that they create."3
  • help reduce cost of business by reducing individual small business' electric bills.3
  • rent regulation via binding arbitration: "when a lease is up the small business owner will be able to before an arbiter, before the landlord, and they will decide together the cost of the rent based on market value."4

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[item title="Education↓"]

"I would like to see a portfolio based assessment approach to learning while at the same time keeping very high standards."5

"At the core of our academic failure I think is lack of language proficiency in our city...for ELLs [English Language Learners] we must have immersion programs to ensure that they have the proficiency of the language as quickly as possible and then they'll be able to take [high state tests]."5

Will not consider privatization of public schools.1

"We need to increase funding for all education possibilities."1

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[item title="Foreign Policy↓"]

Iraq: "I would like to see a multi-national UN-led peace-keeping force that will stabilize the country so that we can avoid the conflict we're seeing on the front page of the papers...it's horrendous what's happening in that part of the world in Iraq and we should not go at it alone, it should be a peace keeping force that will stay on the ground, stabilize the situation and see whether or not the country is ready to go back on track...and guarantee the safety of its citizens without the kind of slaughter and carnage we've been seeing on TV." The peace-keeping force "could include US troops, but it's not a war it's a peace keeping force, UN-led with several countries and allies across the world that want to see that that part of the region is stabilized."7

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[item title="Health↓"]

"The Affordable Care Act begins to wrestle with [the] reality [that health care costs were ballooning]. The fact that the Affordable Care Act allows you to have your children, until the age of 27, in the plan that doesn't take into consideration any existing conditions [is highly valuable]."

Supports the following changes to the ACA and its implementation:

  • expanding coverage to "the undocumented [who] are not covered, those 12 million people will go to the emergency room somewhere and that was part of the problem before."5
  • "take care of dental hygiene and dental care, which is an important part of your physical health as well."5
  • "expand the number of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in the district, so our community has access to medical providers who speak our languages, understand our cultures, and know how difficult it can be for low-income families to find the time to seek out care."

"...will work to adjust funding based on more appropriate geographic measures than statewide levels to ensure our district gets the assistance it needs."

"...will push to prioritize federal research, education and grant funding towards targeting low-income communities of color.

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"I'm terrified when my daughter has to take the subway to go to work."1 

"We should be considering greater resources for the waterfront part of the city, for the infrastructure part of the city, for our water and subway tunnels."

"I don't think we are doing enough in terms of allocating resources for that purpose."

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[item title="Housing↓"]

"Public investment should go towards low-income housing for vulnerable New Yorkers, not to billionaires living in luxury apartments."

"...property owners who have broken their commitment to providing tenants with safe conditions should be ineligible for government investment."

"...will fight for renewed funding to address mold and other unsafe conditions that NYCHA tenants are grappling with. He will continue to push for NYCHA reform measures to empower tenants and bring greater accountability to the agency."

"...expand the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) to further benefit our community. By increasing the percentage of units in LIHTC-funded buildings reserved for households with income 50% or 60% below our area's median income, we can bring more affordable housing to vulnerable New Yorkers in need."

"Make sure that HUD and the federal governments comes back with a vigorous attitude that they had in the past investing in the immediate development of affordable housing."1

"The HUD block grant program is lower right now in terms of funding then it was when President Gerald Ford was in office."2

"I would like to propose that the 207th Street railyard be looked at as a potential site for major development of affordable housing and a tech center for young people.

"There is no question that unless the federal government steps in and becomes a full partner in developing new units of affordable housing we won't be able to [create and preserve affordable housing]....HUD must step in with dollars and plans...I believe in a 40/30/30 model where you have 40 percent market rate, 30 percent middle class rate for the teacher, the firefighter, and another 30 percent for affordable housing. And I think banks will finance those projects."5

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[item title="Government Accountability↓"]

On 4/12/14 Senator Espaillat criticized Congressman Rangel for not opening a district office in the Bronx section his district, which he had promised to do upon reelection in 2012. Senator Espaillat's campaign manager released this statement: "Senator Adriano Espaillat knows the importance of unifying the District and will finally open a long overdue Bronx District Office when he becomes the next Congressmember for the 13th."

"We want to take money out of politics, the way to do it is to support campaign finance reform."1

"I will implement participatory budget, so you the people will determine what happens with the money that's coming from Washington"1

"I'm very much in support of participatory budgeting. ... We need participatory budgeting in the empowerment zone process."2

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[item title="Immigration↓"]

Advocates fast-tracking family reunification.

"Deportation should be stopped immediately, 1000 people a day, this is a terrible situation that's ripping families apart."

"I will go directly to President Obama and say let's stop the deportations...I would also ask administratively for some initiative to take place so that family reunification is really expedited."5

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[item title="Infrastructure↓"]

"[Infrastructure] is not just a jobs creation problem, it is a homeland security issue."1

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[item title="Military and Veterans Affairs↓"]

Military Conscription: "I would advocate for a draft, I think that a draft is a great equalizer of the sons and daughters of rich folks, middle class folks, and poor folks and working class families who will be able to have the privilege and the honor to live in our country."7

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[item title="Policing and Criminal Justice↓"]

"In New York State, we must pass common-sense gun safety measures like mandatory renewal requirements of firearm licenses; micro-stamping ammunition so criminals can be easier to track and deter; and enhanced scrutiny for mentally unstable individuals seeking guns.

"Of course, gun violence does not stop at state borders. The federal government must end its failure and pass legislation banning assault weapons once and for all. While progressive states like New York have relatively strong gun laws, the patchwork of laws around the country allowing guns to travel easily between states is clearly an underlying factor in this broken system." (State Senator's Press Release)

"We must totally revamp the criminal justice system."1

"I worked to to providing alternative incarceration services before I got into power. I'm talking alternative incarceration services for non violent crimes."1

"We should have specialized drug courts that would handle minimum mandatory sentences."1

"The Federal Government should adopt a form of the Rockefeller Drug Law reform that we are accomplishing in New York State."1

Supports increasing police presence in NYCHA housing and on dangerous streets.4

Proposes to prevent criminal activity in young people by providing them with technology training.4

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[item title="Technology↓"]

Proposes the creation of a tech center at the Inwood Rail Yard that will provide young people with technology training and keep them away from crime.4

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[item title="Transportation↓"]

Proposes to "modernize federal transportation formulas that unfairly favor highway appropriations at urban America's expense. Transportation funding formulas must be altered to support the transit, bicyclist, and pedestrian infrastructure driving urban growth throughout the country." 

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Endorsements

Organizations: Working Families Party (WFP), Communications Workers of America District 1 (CWA), Hotel and Motel Trades Council (HTC), United Federation of Teachers (UFT), District Council 9 IUPAT (DC 9), Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), Transport Workers Union Local 100 (TWU) and the Laundry & Distribution workers affiliate of Workers United SEIU (Workers United), the Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan, Democratic Club of El Barrio & East Harlem, Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City, Gay & Lesbian Independent Democrats, El Diario La Prensa, New York Times.

Individuals: New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, former New York City Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bronx County Democratic Party Chair and Assemblymember Carl E. Heastie (AD -83); Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; Senators Brad Hoylman (SD-27) Jeffrey D. Klein (SD-34) and Gustavo Rivera (SD-33), Assemblymembers Karim Camara (AD-43), Robert Rodriguez (AD-68), Gabriela Rosa (AD-72), José Rivera (AD-73), Mark Gjonaj (AD-80) Jeffrey Dinowitz (AD-81), and Victor Pichardo (AD-86); Councilmembers Mark Levine (CD-7), Ydanis Rodriguez (CD-10), Andrew Cohen (CD-11), Ritchie Torres (CD-15), Julissa Ferreras (CD-21).


Record in Office

Adriano Espaillat currently serves as New York State Senator for the 31st Senate District, since 2010-present

NYS Senate Committee and Subcommittee assignments: Committee on Housing, Construction and Community Development (Ranking Member); Committee on Environmental Conservation; Committee on Codes; Committee on Finance; Committee on Higher Education; Committee on Development; Committee on Insurance; Judiciary Committee;

NYS Senate Caucuses: Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus (Chair); The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus.


 * Photo from Espaillat's NYS Senate profile

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Yolanda Garcia, a Bronx community activist is in the running to unseat Rep. Charles Rangel

Yolanda Garcia (D)

 

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* Photo from NYDailyNews

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Michael Walrond

Campaign Website
Facebook
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On the Issues

Currently: Senior Pastor, First Corinthian Baptist Church (2004-present); National Director of Minister's Division, National Action Network.

Previous Work: University Minister, Duke University; African American Campus Ministry (Director), Duke University; HEALED HIV/AIDS Ministry; Senior Pastor, Zion Temple United Church of Christ; Chicago Theological Seminary (Trustee/Adjunct Faculty).

Education: B.A. Philosophy and Religion, Morehouse College; Master of Divinity, Duke University.


On the Issues

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To strengthen women's rights and opportunities, proposes:

  • "stronger enforcement of laws that mandate pay equity as well as additional safeguards against unequal treatment in the workplace."
  • to establish "community based processes and programs that support, mentor and teach women and girls how to gain access to meaningful work and safe and affordable housing."
  • to recognize "broader definitions for families that include single mothers and elder care."
  • to support "single parent families, who are primarily headed by women, ... [by giving] meaningful support for [safe and nurturing] childcare and other essential programs for low-income families such as Head Start."
  • to "support legislation that strengthens all women's right to autonomous health decisions and bodily integrity" and end the "medical apartheid" under which women are losing "access to birth control and other essential reproductive health services," and women of color face disparities in health care: "African American women are more than three times as likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than their Caucasian peers."
  • to work towards enacting federal law protecting the rights of pregnant women in the workplace, in "the spirit" of New York City's Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and Earned Sick Time Act.

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[item title="Economy↓"]

Supports minimum wage at $15.3

"...the outcomes of economic growth and fair wages are not mutually exclusive. ... Comprehensive studies have shown that modestly raising wages does two things: Increases worker purchasing power, subsequently increasing consumer demand; and Results in "zero" lost jobs. Additionally, there is also a poignant moral argument to be made; one that strikes at the heart of the expanding chasm of inequality that exists in our economic system."

"Washington has gone out of its way to legislate on behalf of the few, but has dragged its feet on providing relief and support to the many."

"For [higher wage jobs] we realign the education system. We partner with private sector and the public sector to then prepare young people for jobs of the future, those jobs steeped in science, technology, engineering and math."

"I think there ought to be work requirements for welfare recipients but in many ways I think it's unrealistic when we think about the fact that those on welfare who are among the impoverished in our community don't always have the training or the experience...we need to make sure that we truly train persons for not just jobs, menial jobs or low wage jobs but highly technical and skilled jobs of the future. ... [And we should] reward [welfare recipients] for the desire to want to be college educated."2

"To require someone to work a job that reinforces poverty and reinforces this status as being impoverished is insane in many ways. ... The real way to move them from welfare to work and off of welfare is to train them in jobs for the future."2

"There are certain ways that we create jobs in the next two years, one is through manufacturing energy and technology and...the need for infrastructure."3

"One way to create jobs right now...is through a New York public works program."2

  • In the 2nd debate stated: "One billion dollars towards not only water infrastructure, but roads and the railways, we can create at least 13,000 jobs."2
  • In the 3rd debate stated: "If you invest 1 billion in...water infrastructure you'll create 12000 jobs, in roads and bridges 15000 jobs," and that re-imagining the "activist model of a politician" is necessary to get those jobs for people in this district.3

Supports creating "subsidies to lure businesses," while balancing the influx of larger businesses with both efforts to sustain smaller businesses and with reevaluating neighborhood growth and traffic flow as new businesses come in to neighborhoods.5

Supports the following proposals to aid small businesses:

  • "tax break for those who pay livable wages."
  • "tax breaks for those small business who employ the long term unemployed as well as those veterans who have been underemployed."3

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"Universal Pre-K is a fundamental component in solidifying the future of our young people, [and] creates a window of opportunity for all young people, regardless of economic status, for success—something that every child deserves."

"The implementation of Universal Pre-K will not have its full effect if our children go to school hungry. We must simultaneously tackle issues of poverty while providing free education for all children."

"I want to advocate the kind of realignment of our education system that prepares our young people for the technical jobs, the highly skilled jobs, and prepare them for the future and that may not just be the implementation of common core, but STEM programs, and even STEAM programs...because it has been proven that arts help children with their cognitive skill development."4

Teaching to the test "in many ways undermines the values, the other gifts that young people have that cannot always be determined by a test. ... Yes, standards have to be upheld, but we also have to think about how to prepare young people for the jobs for the future so they can be job ready."5

Not anti-charter, but "I am definitely...anti-colocation."1 

Supports putting "resources towards making sure our young people have healthy food choices."3

  • "Every week at First Corinthian Baptist Church we offer breakfast to hundreds of students before school. I am clear that this program will not eradicate poverty, but offering programs like breakfast before books provides a real time alternative to children who are in need."

"Every student who wants a college education ... should have the right to one at no cost."

"...I will champion the implementation of debt-free higher education: free education for qualified students who complete their undergraduate careers in four years. In return, these same students will give a percentage (between 2.5 and 3 percent) of their salary back to the government for two decades."

 "Create cross sector collaboration, where we look to the private sector to partner with our schools in substantive ways to create programs like clean tech in Brooklyn, Sarah E. Goode in Chicago and other schools where you have 6 year high schools where children come out with not only a diploma but a two-year associates degree."2

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"It is unacceptable to allow profit hungry entities to control our response to issues such as climate change, global warming and fracking."

"We must be vigilant in doing our part to reduce emissions because industrialized nations have led the way in emitting greenhouse gas emissions."

"Two critical elements towards achieving the goal of energy independence are the reduction foreign oil imports, and the adoption of renewable energy sources."

"We have the technology to make wiser choices for our ecosystem by utilizing renewable energy sources like solar, wind and water and we have to invest in implementing these changes."

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[item title="Foreign Policy↓"]

Iraq: "As a member of Congress I would probably not support [Obama's proposal to put 300 boots on the ground in Iraq], I think we've learned from Iraq before and even Afghanistan the loss of lives and lives of soldiers that've been lost...we need to think of creative ways to not only engage in diplomatic strategies, but also I think we need to engage in conversations with those that're the neighboring countries...because I think it is not beneficial for the US to go in there unilaterally...to bring resolution to the crisis we have to engage with our allies and those neighboring countries that're in the area."7

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[item title="Government Accountability↓"]

"The one way, other than campaign finance reform, you guarantee independence and accountability is to then increase voter participation and make sure you register people to vote, increase voter turnout, that will hold you accountable. Many electors don't like that, because you increase the voter pool you risk the possibility of not being elected. And so that's why we practice in many of our districts, voter suppression."

"I support participatory budgeting. ... I think participatory budgeting is an empowering act."2

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[item title="Health↓"]

"I think the Affordable Care Act is good... to have over 7 million people already enrolled in the Affordable Care Act means ... that what the President suggested was successful and that they met the numbers, they met the standards they wanted to reach."5

"We need to use the resources of the healthcare industry, that is booming in this community, to target the areas where we see there are health disparities... [by creating] partnerships between the health industry locally and the areas where you know you can target resources."5

"[W]hen you can come up with creative ways for people to afford health care you contribute to them being able to come out of poverty."5

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[item title="Housing↓"]

"We must mitigate the forces that lead to the uprooting of residents who form an integral part of New York City's cultural and social landscape. Housing policy cannot be an afterthought; it must be intentionally constructed and efficiently executed."

"Community revitalization is best served when the interests of prospective residents and long-standing constituents are balanced on the scale of housing justice and economic progress."

"Federal housing initiatives, such as the President's Make Home Affordable Program, have provided much needed relief to homeowners and should be continued."

"I believe in the 50/50 model, 50% market, 50% affordability."

"When you move forward talking about affordable housing I think there're three ways you have to engage it: preservation, creation and protection."

  • "you preserve the affordable housing we have...we preserve those that are below standard."
  • "we have to begin to protect, protect those persons who are the most vulnerable and marginalized in our community"
    • "SCRIE is a way to protect seniors so that seniors don't find themselves paying more than a third of their income towards housing."
    • "you can't talk about protecting affordable housing if you support vacancy de-control."
  • "creation of affordable housing – we need creative mechanisms to think of ways to exclusively build affordable housing...you have to find ways, between private and public partnerships that you can build new affordable housing that is really for those that are struggling, who are marginalized, who are vulnerable and unprotected in our district."4
    • "We have to find creative partnerships to build exclusively affordable housing...a combination of private and public funding ... [and] tax breaks and credits to those who will build exclusively affordable housing."5

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[item title="Immigration↓"]

"I definitely support the freezing of deportation and also encouraging the President to use his executive powers to stop mass deportation."4

"Immigrants...help our economy by creating small businesses that in turn create jobs."

"Implementing real immigration reform to address this growing population should be a priority. Not only will it grow the economy but it is also the right thing to do."

"...those who were brought to this country as children, should be given the status required to apply for student loans and other resources to further their careers and livelihoods."

"One way we can find common ground ... with Republicans, is when we begin to talk about the economic benefits of passing immigration reform ... - it creates jobs, it'll boost the economy."5

On municipal I.D. cards: "Good thing, quite simply I think anything that gives people a feeling of empowerment and belonging instead of isolation and alienation is good."

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[item title="Infrastructure↓"]

On who should pay for new infrastructure: "If you talk about infrastructure in the City, that comes from the City."

"One billion dollars towards not only water infrastructure, but roads and the railways, we can create at least 13,000 jobs."2

"As a Congressperson you have to be vigilant in advocacy and the relationships you build not just in DC but with local municipalities, with the mayor and in the state because in order to bring the monies - it's not just a federal [issue] to push the monies in for infrastructure - you have to have support here locally."5

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"...[Y]oung people are actually not anxious to engage in criminal activity but in many ways don't feel like they have options," so to reduce crime:

  • "have targeted resources, that you take your resources and target those high crime areas...
  • you engage what I think ought to be are violence reduction partnerships, that is bringing many people to that table, not just NYPD, but social workers, mental health practioners, and others because many of our young people in our communities are really traumatized
    • it is amazing how we talk about PTSD but we don't talk about the trauma experienced in inner city life by many young people and their families where they're trying to really deal with this and the normalization of trauma...
  • and then you mentor young people and you engage in job opportunities, job development, job training."4

"The prison-industrial complex profits off of the backs of those less fortunate. There are 2.3 million people who are incarcerated and 25 percent of them are in jail for drug offenses. Our "war on drugs" has cost us roughly a trillion dollars yet there is no shortage of drug use or supply. And tragically, men of color are incarcerated at 10 times the rate of whites."

"We have criminalized drug addiction and poverty. Mandatory minimums break up families and destroy communities. It is time that our country takes a hard look at its obsession to punish as a means for redemption. We must shift the paradigm—the criminal justice system alone will never solve the social issues that plague so many of our communities."

"We reduce mandatory minimums, we look at those 8,000 crack cocaine cases, and we also begin to put more power in the hands of judges."

Supports the Smart Sentencing Act.

Supports decriminalizing marijuana over time.3

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 * Photo from Walrond's campaign site

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Candidates' statements and photos are taken from their respective websites and press releases, unless otherwise noted. 

Notes:

1. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #1

2. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #2

3. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #3, June 9, 2014, ABC.

4. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #4, June 11, NY1.

5. Congressional District 13 Candidate Debate #5, June 16, BronxNet.

6. Representative Charles Rangel, New York's 13th District, Issues: Foreign Policy, Healthcare, Veterans.

7. The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, June 20, 2014.

 

For more coverage of the election in this district, check out the NY-13 Voter Guide from the NYC League of Women Voters.

 


For additions or corrections, please contact Talia Werber at twerber@gothamgazette.com

 

 

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US Congress: NY-11 https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5058-congress-ny-11-2014-grimm-recchia https://www.gothamgazette.com/city/129-elections/5058-congress-ny-11-2014-grimm-recchia

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Congressman Mike Grimm

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Michael Grimm (R, I, C)

Domenic Recchia (D, WF)

Hank Bardel (G)

 


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Congressman Mike Grimm

Michael Grimm (R, I, C)


Campaign Website
Facebook
Twitter - Campaign
Twitter - Congress

On the Issues

Record in Office

Currently: United States Representative for New York's 11th Congressional District (2010-present)

Previous Work: United States Marine; FBI Special Agent; Principal, Bio-fuel Company; Founder, Small Health Food Restaurant.

Education: Graduated, Federal Police Officer Training Program, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center;  J.D., New York School of Law, 2002;  B.B.A., Accountancy, Baruch College, CUNY 1994.


On the Issues

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"...tax and spend policies put forth by President Obama have failed. From the healthcare law to unachievable EPA standards... regulations coming out of the Obama Administration are hurting the small businesses of Staten Island and Brooklyn and keeping them from growing and creating jobs."

"...businesses are hit even harder from outrageous tolls and local regulations that have made permit requirements, inspections and fines spiral so far out of control that it's impossible for our businesses to survive. Taxing and over-regulating our local businesses is not an impetus for job creation, and I remain committed to doing all I can to reduce this burden on a federal level"

"...we must do better to get our economy on track. In Congress, I have continuously voted for pro-jobs bills that cut red tape and create an environment for job and businesses growth.  By getting big government out of the way, this law will increase access to capital to businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as reduce the uncertainty coming out of Washington.

"...I have a strong record supporting fair and competitive wages as well as work agreements that protect our workforce."

"Finally, as a member of the House Financial Services Committee, I understand that the financial services industry is a key employer of my constituents, both directly and indirectly. That is why I continue to support policies that allow the private sector to thrive and contribute to our local economy, as well as support provisions that overturn the over-reaching policies of Dodd-Frank that are crushing our financial industry and slowing economic growth."

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[item title="Environment↓"]

"I introduced the NYC Natural Gas Supply Enhancement Act which was signed into law."

"This costs nothing in taxpayer dollars, will create almost 300 local construction jobs, generate approximately $265 million in construction activity, and lower the cost of energy by bringing clean, affordable energy to the residents of New York City."

"...I have supported [legislative initiatives] to protect wildlife, promote renewable energy resources and independence, and combat carbon pollution in a fair and sensible manner."

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[item title="Foreign Policy↓"]

"As the current crisis in Iraq proves all too well, the United States is losing ground to our enemies, alienating our allies, and is increasingly unable to maintain our leadership role in the world stage. This dire situation didn't happen by accident; rather it's a consequence of our president's failure to lead and to develop a comprehensive foreign policy to meet the challenges of our volatile world. We see the president reacting, time and time again, to one crisis after another, giving us a laundry list of what he's not going to do, but never what he actually plans to do. ...
Our president needs to remember that the world looks to the United States for our guidance and stability, and after countless displays of weakness and no comprehensive foreign policy, we have lost the faith of our allies and credibility with our rivals. When we fail to lead it empowers our enemies, it creates a vacuum too often filled by radicals. We failed to lead in Syria, allowing Vladimir Putin to to take the lead, and in return he decided to invade our Ukrainian allies. Now the administration is potentially looking to Iran to bail us out in Iraq, the biggest supporter of terrorism on the face of the earth. This is simply not an option, as Iran still remains one of our greatest threats. Enough is enough, the world needs us to lead.
As President Reagan said, 'We cannot shirk our responsibility as the leader of the free world, we maintain the peace through our strength.' Our president must have the strength of conviction to start proactively fostering the blessings of a free world. Those very blessings that our parents and grandparents, some who fought in WWII and some who fought in Korea, fought so valiently to secure. When I visit with my fellow veterans at the VFWs and the American Legions, I see the pain in their eyes. Whether they served with my grandpa or in Vietnam, or recently returned from Afghanistan or Iraq, they all agree that our country needs a new direction, as we are headed down the wrong track."

Israel:"...as the co-chairman of the House Republican Israel Caucus ... I have championed a number of pro-Israel measures including a strong U.S.-Israeli missile defense agreement, and have consistently opposed any proposal to reduce foreign aid and defense resources to Israel. In addition, I have worked to secure investment in the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Program, an innovative opportunity for American and Israeli universities to coordinate on alternative energy production..."

"In addition, as a proud member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, I have sought to defend Israel not only from security threats, but from unjust defamation and prejudice by firmly calling for the revocation and rejection of the 'Goldstone Report'."

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[item title="Homeland Security↓"]

"I believe that we must take greater strides to strengthen and secure our borders if we are to put an end to the trafficking and increase security within the United States."

"When the WMD-CST was threatened by proposed cuts, I worked to secure both authorization and funding to keep it open and operational. Located at Fort Hamilton, this team is highly-trained to respond to high-risk situations and assist the NYPD and FDNY in response efforts ... Keeping this team in Brooklyn is crucial to our safety and security."

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[item title="Military and Veteran Affairs↓"]

"The first bill I introduced as a new member of Congress was the Veterans Dog Training Therapy Act, which establishes a program for veterans to address posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through therapeutic dog training and handling – encouraging the use of shelter dogs when appropriate."

"I am working to see that it is soon signed into law, in order to establish a program at a nearby hospital, like the Brooklyn VA."

"...I was proud to cosponsor the Veteran Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, which has since become law."

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[item title="Policing and Criminal Justice↓"]

"I have fought relentlessly against cuts to law enforcement resources – successfully passing an amendment through Congress to prevent a cut to the COPS hiring program and another to preserve funding for regional information sharing activities that help law enforcement coordinate efforts."

"I ... took a stand for our first responders, successfully blocking cuts to the FIRE/SAFER grants that provide jobs, training, and equipment for our local fire departments."

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[item title="Sandy Recovery↓"]

"I fought ... to secure over $50 billion in emergency funding to support our rebuilding efforts. Now I continue to monitor the funding and direct it into the hands of the homeowners and business owners in Staten Island and Brooklyn."

"When a federal policy prevented homeowners who turned down an SBA loan from qualifying for the full amount of grants, I ... got the policy changed."

"I have introduced legislation to reduce skyrocketing flood insurance rates."

"I worked to secure funding for Nichols Marina and to rebuild the ramp in time for boating season."

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[item title="Transportation↓"]

"I have made improving public transportation and reducing the costs a top priority."

"I have fought the economy-crushing [commercial] toll hikes hurting local residents and businesses. ..I filed an amicus brief in support of the AAA's lawsuit calling the tolls unjust and unreasonable. ...I have introduced the Commuter Protection Act, which will restore much-needed oversight to the PA to ensure that any and all tolls are just and reasonable."

"When legislation was proposed to strip $1 billion from the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and make it ineligible for bus funding, I led a bipartisan effort to strip the language. This effort was ultimately successful, saving our busses from the Congressional chopping block."

"I have been a strong proponent of preserving adequate funding for our ferry system. The Staten Island Ferry is our only free mode of transportation.... it is imperative that we have adequate resources for maintenance, upgrades, and safety."

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Record in Office

Michael Grimm currently serves as United States Representative for New York's 11th Congressional District, since 2010.

Committee and Subcommittee assignments: Committee on Capital Markets – Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises; Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Caucuses: Friends of Switzerland Caucus (co-chair); House Republican Israel Caucus (co-chair); House Oceans caucus (co-chair); International Conservation Caucus; Sportsmen's Caucus.

Indictment: In April 2014, Grimm was indicted on 20 counts of fraud charges in connection with a health food establishment which he co-owned prior to serving in Congress. Some Republicans have noted that the indictment is a political move to oust the only member of Congress from NYC who is Republican, and that the timing of his indictment prevented the Republican party from putting a new candidate on the ballot. 

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Domenic Recchia (D, WF)


Campaign Website
Facebook
Twitter - Campaign

On the Issues

Endorsements

Record in Office

Last Office Held: NYC Council Member from the 47th District (2002-2013)

Previous Work: Attorney; President, Community School Board 21.

Education: JD from Atlanta Law School; BA in Criminal Justice from Kent State University


On the Issues

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"...[Served as Chairman of the City Council Finance Committee ... [with] responsibility to manage and negotiate the City's $70 billion dollar budget with the Speaker and the Mayor each year."

"While I've been Chair...the Council has passed 4 on-time budgets, that have paid down debt, made responsible decisions about spending, protected core services, and not raised taxes."

"We've done this all while prioritizing the needs of working families, children, and the public's safety and while promoting economic development and job creation."

"Through what has been a difficult economic climate for the country and the world...I'm also going to fight to make sure we get our fair share."

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[item title="Civil Rights↓"]

"[W]hen I'm elected to Congress, I'll support equal pay for equal work."

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[item title="Education↓"]

"Today, 60% of New York college graduates owe student debt, at an average of $27,310 each. The Republicans in Congress voted for a bill to bait and switch our college grads. Instead of locking in low rates, they passed a law that would have students pay more interest the longer they have the loan.

 

We can't afford to burden our college students as they start their life in the work force ... . Keeping college affordable is one of my top priorities. We need to preserve today's rates, making it absolutely clear that our country stands behind those who take a chance on education."

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[item title="Food Systems↓"]

Opposed federal cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the Federal Farm Bill, which was signed into law on February 7, 2013.

"As noted in the Council Member's recent op-ed for the New York Daily News, the vast majority--over 83%--of SNAP recipients are the most vulnerable children, seniors, and the disabled. This House Farm bill would cut $20.5 billion from the program over ten years, a much steeper cut than the Senate version of the bill ($4.1 billion), which passed in that body last week. The Food Bank For New York City recently determined that, if the entire population of Staten Island went nine months without eating, it would still fall short of the meals cut under the House bill."

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[item title="Immigration↓"]

Supports "comprehensive immigration reform" and the Immigration Bill which passed the Senate in 2013: "This bill is not only imperative to the well-being of our families but it's a major step in keeping our fragile economy from stagnating or even going sliding backwards."

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[item title="Transportation↓"]
Stated that cuts to the federal budget included cuts to transportation and infrastructure which would have benefited Staten Island:

  • "Staten Islanders have the longest and most expensive commutes in the country and yet Michael Grimm chose to stand with the extremists in the Tea Party over the people of this district when he voted for the Grimm-Ryan Budget yesterday. The billions of dollars in cuts he voted for slash essential funding for infrastructure and transportation programs that we desperately need to support job growth, trade, and efficiency."
  • "The middle class families and businesses in this district know that every moment they spend trapped in traffic is less precious time they spend with their families and less money in their pockets. By voting to cut billions of dollars in funding for our transportation projects, Michael Grimm proved yet again how out of touch he is with the needs of Staten Islanders."

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Endorsements

Organizations: New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council; AFL-CIO; Working Families Party; United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1500; Staten Island Democratic Party; Planned Parenthood of NYC; Communications Workers of America, Local 1

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Record in Office

Domenic Recchia served as NYC Council Member from the 47th District from 2002-2013.

NYC Council Committee Assignments (2009-2013): Research ongoing

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Hank Bardel (G)

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On the Issues

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Candidates' statements taken from their respective websites and press releases, unless otherwise noted.

 


 

For additions or corrections, please contact Talia Werber at twerber@gothamgazette.com

 

 

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ggstaff@gothamgazette.com (Gotham Gazette Staff) Elections Wed, 07 May 2014 18:06:45 +0000