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Maud Maron

Maud Maron

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    Christopher Marte (top right), Jacqueline Toboroff (bottom left) & Maud Maron (bottom right)


    Candidates for City Council District 1 (Lower Manhattan) met for a general election debate hosted by Manhattan Neighborhood Network and moderated by Gotham Gazette's Ben Max: Democratic nominee Christopher Marte; Republican nominee Jackie Toboroff; and Maud Maron, who will be on the Independent NY ballot line. Watch:

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    Council Member Margaret Chin and others (photo: Jeff Reed/City Council)


    Nine Democratic candidates are running in the City Council District 1 primary for a seat based in Lower Manhattan. The district includes parts or all of Battery Park, the Civic Center, Chinatown, the Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa, and Washington Square. Governors Island, Ellis Island, and Liberty Island are also a part of the district.

    The current City Council member, Margaret Chin, was elected

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    Outgoing City Council Member Margaret Chin (photo: John McCarten/City Council)


    Although it’s a race to replace her, in some ways the Democratic primary in Manhattan’s City Council District 1 will be a test of term-limited Council Member Margaret Chin’s performance in office and political clout, as her current chief of staff will run to continue her legacy against multiple insurgent candidates who argue it’s time for a change, including one who narrowly lost a bid to unseat Chin in her 2017 reelection campaign.

    Many of the most controversial issues

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