The Staten Island Advance called the contest between Republican Mark Macron and incumbent Democratic Councilwoman Deborah Rose "this fall's most contentious matchup" in the borough. The district is home to the proposed development of a giant Ferris Wheel and outlet mall, and the matchup has been anything but friendly. Macron has made the development an issue of his campaign, accusing Rose of working behind the scenes to kill the project. Rose's campaign has criticized Macron of going negative and creating an issue.
Mark Macron (R)
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Biography: Macron was born in Brooklyn and moved to Staten Island at a very young age. He attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he earned his JD. He was a prosecutor in the Staten Island district attorney’s office before he went into private practice.
Deborah L Rose (D, I)
Biography: Deborah Rose joined the City Council in 2010, defeating the incumbent City Council member in her third bid to represent the north shore of Staten Island. Rose has worked as the executive director of the Liberty Partnership Program at the College of Staten Island, a program designed to provide alternatives to students at risk of dropping out and been active in community affairs. She chairs the subcommittee on senior centers. Rose will be term limited in 2021.