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Overview

 

 Governor Andrew Cuomo

Rob Astorino

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Michael Mcdermott

 

Andrew Cuomo
(D, WF, WEP, I)

Rob Astorino
(R, SCC)

Howie Hawkins
(G)

Michael McDermott
(L)

Steven Cohn
(SAP)

 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Cuomo (D, WF)

Campaign Website
Twitter - Campaign's Handle
Facebook - Offical Governor's Page
Twitter - Official Governor's Handle

On the Issues

Endorsements

Lieutenant Governor Running Mate: Kathy Hochul

Currently: NYS Governor (2011-present)

Previous Work: NYS Attorney General (2007 - 2011); Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1997 - 2001); Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD (1993 - 1997); Chairman, New York City Commission on the Homeless (1991 - 1993); Assistant District Attorney, Manhattan (1984 - 1985); Partner at the law firm of Blutrich, Falcone & Miller; Counsel at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Education: JD, Albany Law School; BA, Fordam University


On the Issues

For Andrew Cuomo's book of policy proposals for the next 4 years, Moving the New NY Forwardclick here.

For Gotham Gazette's series exploring his work in elected office, see The Cuomo Record.


Endorsements

Organizations: Working Families Party; Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; Amsterdam News; Empire State Pride Agenda; 1199 SEIU; Hotel and Motel Trades Council; The Daily News

Individuals: Former President Bill Clinton; Former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Clinton; NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio; Congressman Brian Higgins; Congresswoman Louise Slaughter; Congressman Dan Maffei; Congressman William Owens; Congressman Paul Tonko; Congresswoman Nita Lowey; Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney; Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz; Albany County Executive Dan McCoy; Ulster County Executive Mike Hein; Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown; Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster; Dunkirk Mayor AJ Dolce; Lackawanna Mayor Geoff Szymanski; Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis; Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi; Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren; Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick; Canandaigua Mayor Ellen Polimeni; Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner; Auburn Mayor Michael Quill; Oswego Mayor Thomas Gillen; Cortland Mayor Brian Tobin; Utica Mayor Rob Palmieri; Cooperstown Mayor Jeffery Katz; Hornell Mayor Shawn D. Hogan; Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan; Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy; Saratoga Springs Mayor Joann Yepsen; Amsterdam Mayor Ann Thane; Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia; White Plains Mayor Tom Roach; Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo; Middletown Mayor Joseph DeStefano; Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano; Port Jervis Mayor Kelly B. Decker; Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy; Buffalo City Council President Darius Pridgen; Olean City Council President Ann McLaughlin; Rochester City Council President Loretta Scott; Syracuse Common Council President Van Robinson; Clinton County Board of Legislators Chairman Sam Dyer; St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators Chairman Jonathan Putney; Schenectady County Legislature Chair Tony Jasenski; Ulster County Legislature Chair John Parete; Ulster County Legislature Majority Leader Don Gregorious; Orange County Legislature Minority Leader Jeffrey Berkman; West Seneca Town Supervisor Sheila Meegan; Irondequoit Town Supervisor Adam Bello; Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle; DeWitt Town Supervisor Edward M. Michalenko, Ph. D; Vestal Town Supervisor John Schaffer; Essex County Board of Supervisors Chairman and  Jay Town Supervisor Randy Douglas; Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett; Potsdam Town Supervisor Marie Regan; Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alexander J. Gromack; Haverstraw Town Supervisor Howard Phillips; Stony Point Town Supervisor Geoff Finn; Rosendale Town Supervisor Jeanne Walsh; Saugerties Town Supervisor Greg Helsmoortel; Village of Fredonia Mayor Steve Keefe; Village of Waterloo Mayor Ted Young; Village of Penn Yan Mayor Leigh Mackerchar; Village of Saranac Lake Mayor Clyde Rabideau; Village of Wappingers Falls Mayor Matt Alexander; Former lieutenant governor candidate Tim Wu


Lieutenant Governor Running Mate

Kathy Hochul

Currently: VP of Government Relations at M&T Bank Corporation

Previous Work: Congresswoman (NY-26) (2011 - 2013); Erie County Clerk (2007 - 2011)

Education: JD, Catholic University; BA, Syracuse University

 

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Rob Astorino (R)


Campaign Website
Facebook
Twitter - Campaign

On the Issues

Endorsements

Lieutenant Governor Running Mate: Christopher Moss

Currently: Westchester County Executive (2010 - Present)

Previous Work: Station Manager at Sirius-XM Satellite Radio; Candidate for Westchester County Executive (2005); Member of Westchester Board of Legislators (2003 - 2005); Councilman on the Mount Pleasant Town Board, six years as deputy supervisor (1991 - 2003)

Education: BA, Fordham University


On the Issues

For Gotham Gazette's exploration of his work in elected office, see The Astorino Record.


Endorsements

Organizations: Republican Party of New York State; Conservative Party of New York

Individuals: Former Massachusetts Governor Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney; Former Rep. Rick Lazio; Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (D-9); Former Governor George Pataki; Councilman Eric Ulrich (D-32); Carl Paladino; Texas Governor Rick Perry; Salsa Dancer, Willie Colon


Lieutenant Governor Running Mate

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Christopher Moss

Currently: Chemung County Sheriff (2005 - Present); President, New York State Sheriff's Association

Previous Work: 

Education: Masters, Public Administration at Marist College;
BA, SUNY Empire

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Howie Hawkins (G)


Campaign Website
Facebook
Twitter - Campaign

On the Issues

Endorsements

Lieutenant Governor Running Mate: Brian Jones

Currently: Political activist; Secretary of the Board, Eat to Live Food Cooperative

Previous Work: Co-founder of the US Green Party; Co-founder of the Clamshell Alliance; Candidate for Governor (2010); Candidate for Congress (NY-25) (2008); Candidate for US Senate (2006); UPS employee

Education: Dartmouth College


On the Issues


Endorsements

Organizations: Green Party of New York State; New Progressive Alliance; New York Badass Teacher's Association; United Opt Out; International Socialist Organization; Socialist Alternative; Solidarity

Individuals: CUNY Graduate Center Professor Stanely Aronowitz; Co-Director, Campaign for Peace and Democracy Joanne Landy; Political Activist Ralph Nader


Lieutenant Governor Running Mate

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Brian Jones

Twitter

Currently: Public School Teacher; Doctoral Student in Urban Education, CUNY Graduate Center

Previous Work: Founding member, Movement of Rank and File Educators

Education: MA, City College of New York

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Michael Mcdermott

Michael McDermott (L)


Campaign Website
Facebook

On the Issues

Endorsements

Lieutenant Governor Running Mate: Christopher Edes

Currently:

Previous Work: Candidate for Congress (NY-3) (2012); Real estate broker and developer (2001-2008); President of the Hauppauge School Board (1987-1989)

Education:


On the Issues


Endorsements

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Individuals: 


Lieutenant Governor Running Mate

 Chris Edes

Christopher Edes

Currently: Web developer and information technology consultant; Board of Directors, Genesee Valley Civil Liberties Union; Chair of the Monroe County Shooters Committee on Political Education


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Steven Cohn (Sapient) 

Campaign Website 

Currently:

Previous Work:

Education: 


On the Issues


Endorsements

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Lieutenant Governor Running Mate

 

 

 

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


 

NY State Senate District 34


«NY State Senate District 31 NY State Senate District 11»

Overview 

 

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Jeff Klein (D) G. Oliver Koppell (D, WF) Carl Lundgren (G)

 


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Jeff Klein (D)


Campaign Website
Facebook
Twitter

On the Issues

Endorsements

Record in Office

Currently: NYS Senator for the 34th District (2005-Present); Co-Leader & President, Pro Tempore of the NYS Senate

Previous Work: NYS Assembly Member for the 80th District (1995-2004)

Education: BA, Queens College-CUNY; MPA, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs; JD, CUNY- Law School


On the Issues


Endorsements

Organizations: Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Workers (RDWSU); Joint Council 16; District Council 9; Hotel & Motel Trades Council (HTC); Transport Worker's Union (TWU) Local 100; Uniformed Fire Officer's Association Local 94; Plumber's Local Union No. 1; Steamfitter's Local Union 638; Liberty Democratic Association; Ben Franklin Reform Democratic Club; Mason Tenders' District Council of Greater New York and Long Island; The Detectives' Endowment Association; Sergeants Benevolent Association; 1199SEIU; Superior Officers Association; Empire State Pride Agenda; Citizens Union; Bronx Chronicle; NY Daily News; New York League of Conservation Voters; NYS Nurses Association

Individuals: NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo; NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.; Assembly Member Marcos Crespo (D-85); Assembly Member Jeff Dinowitz (D-81); Assembly Member Mark Gjonaj (D-80); Assembly Member Luis Sepulveda (D-87); Council Member Andrew Cohen, (D-11); Council Member James Vacca (D-13), Assembly Member Amy Paulin (D-88); Assembly Member Michael Benedetto (D-82); Council Member Annabel Palma (D-18); Council Member Ritchie Torres (D-15); Council Member Vanessa Gibson (D-77); Former Council Member June Eisland; Village of Pelham Trustee Joe Marty; Lewis Goldstein, Executive Committee of NYS Democratic Committee; Former Bronx Borough President Fer94pxdo Ferrer; Bronx Democratic County Committee Chairman, Assemblyman Carl Heastie; Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz


Record in Office

NYS Senate Committee Assignments:

Independent Democratic Conference Membership:

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G. Oliver Koppell (D, WF)

Campaign Website
Facebook
Twitter

On the Issues

Endorsements

Record in Office

Currently: Attorney, G. Oliver Koppell & Associates

Previous Work: NYC Council Member for the 11th District (2002-2013); NY Attorney General (1994); NY State Assembly Member (1970-1994)

Education: BA, Harvard University; JD, Harvard Law School


On the Issues

*Source for G. Oliver Koppell's issue stances, unless marked otherwise: Gotham Gazette Questionnaire


Endorsements

Organizations: Working Families Party; Northwest Bronx for Change; Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; Amsterdam News; Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club; Te94pxts PAC; Janel Towers Te94pxts Association; Public Employees Federation; New York Times; Sierra Club; The New York Times; Yonkers Tribune; 504 Democratic Club; Janel Towers Te94pxts Association; Americans for Democratic Action (ADA); Blue America; The New York Carib News; KidsPAC

Individuals: Gustavo Rivera, NYS Senate (D-33); Liz Kreuger, NYS Senate (D-28); Betsy Gotbaum, Former NYC Public Advocate; Michael McKee, Treasurer of Te94pxts PAC; Bill Samuels, Former Fi94pxce Chairman, NYS Senate Democratic Campaign Committee


Record in Office

NYC Council Committee Assignments:

Attorney General: 

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Carl Lundgren (G)


Campaign Website
Facebook
Twitter

On the Issues

Endorsements

Currently: Chair, Bronx County Green Party

Previous Work: Candidate, Bronx Borough President (2013); Candidate, NY State Senate District 34 (2012); Candidate, NY State Assembly District 82 (2010)

Education: Coursework, NY Institute of Technology


On the Issues


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Organizations: 

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


 

NY State Assembly District 79


«NY State Assembly District 77 NY State Assembly District 45»

Overview

 

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Michael Blake

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George Alvarez (D)

Michael Blake (D)

Lanita Jones (D)

Marsha Michael (D)

Frederick Ricks (D) 

Raul Rodriguez (D)

 


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George Alvarez (D)


Campaign Website
Facebook
Twitter - Campaign

 

On the Issues

Endorsements

Currently: CEO, Apple Consultants; Member, Coalition for a New Future in the Bronx

Previous Work: Vice-President, Democrats in the Heights; Systems Analyst, Liz Claiborne; IT System Architect, Wyckoff

Education: BA; MA


On the Issues

*Source for George Alvarez's issue stances, unless marked otherwise: Gotham Gazette Questionnaire


Endorsements

Organizations: 

Individuals: 

 

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Michael Blake (D)


Campaign Website
Facebook
Twitter - Campaign

On the Issues

Endorsements:

Currently: Director of Public Policy and External Affairs, Green for All; Senior Advisor, Operation Hope

Previous Work: Senior Advisor, Reshma Saujani's 2013 Campaign for Public Advocate; Director, White House Outreach to Small Businesses; Director, White House Outreach to African-Americans

Education: BS, Northwestern University


On the Issues


Endorsements

Organizations: New York Communities for Change; 1199SEIU; Amsterdam News; Community Voices Heard Power; Voices of Community Activists & Leaders Action Fund; Progressive Power Coalition; Te200pxts PAC; Citizens Union; NY Daily News

Individuals: Bobby Tolbert, VOCAL-NY Action Fund Board Member; Kristina Andreotta, NYC Campaigns Manager, Citizen Action of NY

 

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Lanita Jones (D)

 

On the Issues

Endorsements

Currently: 

Previous Work: 

Education: 


On the Issues


Endorsements

Organizations: 

Individuals:

 

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Marsha Michael (D)

Campaign Website

Facebook

Twitter

On the Issues

Endorsements

Currently: Principal Law Clerk, New York State Supreme Court, Criminal Term

Previous Work: Clerk, Bronx County Supreme Court, Civil Term

Education: BA, Binghamton University; JD, Albany Law School 


On the Issues


*Source for Marsha Michael's issue stances, unless marked otherwise: Gotham Gazette Questionnaire


Endorsements

Organizations: Hotel & Motel Trades Council (HTC), Bronx Democratic Committee, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU); Working Families Party; Teamsters Joint Council 16; Stonewall Democratic Club of NYC; DC37, AFSCME; NYSUT; Public Employee Federation (PEF); United Brotherhood of Carpenters; NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Empire State Pride Agenda

Individuals: Letitia James, NYC Public Advocate; Bronx County Democratic Party Chairman Carl Heastie; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Bronx Deputy Borough President Aurelia Greene; Council Member Vanessa Gibson; 79th Assembly Male District Leader Tee Lawton

 

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Frederick Ricks (D)

Twitter

On the Issues

Endorsements

Currently: Comedian

Previous Work: 

Education: 


On the Issues


Endorsements

Organizations: 

Individuals:

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Raul Rodriguez (D)

 

On the Issues

Endorsements

Currently: Member, DC37 Local 372; Parent Coordinator Fannie Lou Hammer Middle School

Previous Work: Parent Coordinator, Accion Academy; Account Executive, Cablevision

Education: 


On the Issues


Endorsements

Organizations: 

Individuals:

 

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

 







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