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2014 Races to Watch Primary Archive


In 2014, there are a total of 244 state legislature, state executive, and Congressional seats up for election in New York: 150 NYS Assembly + 63 NYS Senate + 27 NY US House of Representatives + 4 state-wides.

In many of these contests, incumbents will run unopposed or face an opponent with low levels of institutional support.

Gotham Gazette's Primary Election Races to Watch were comprised of contests affecting NYC districts, and in which either: incumbents face competition within their own parties in the primary election; incumbents face strong challengers from another party in the general election; or candidates are campaigning for an unoccupied seat, left unoccupied by legislators who won elections for other offices or who had to vacate upon legal conviction.

To view the list of all candidates who ran for office during primary season, visit our Primary NYC Candidates List.


Statewide Races



U.S. Congressional Races


Currently: Michael Grimm 

Staten Island, Bay Ridge, Fort Hamilton, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Dyker Heights


Currently: Charlie Rangel

Harlem, East Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill, Kingsbridge Heights, Norwood, Bedford Park

N.Y.S. Senate Races


Currently: Tony Avella

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


Currently: Malcolm Smith

Jamaica, Queens Village


Currently: John Sampson

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


Currently: Vacant

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


Currently: Adriano Espaillat

Washington Heights, Hudson Heights, Marble Hill


Currently: Jeff Klein

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

N.Y.S. Assembly


Currently: Steven Cymbrowitz

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


Currently: Alec Brook-Krasny

Coney Island, Fort Hamilton


Currently: Vacant

Bushwick, East New York


Currently: Vacant



Currently: Vacant

Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Gerritsen Beach


Currently: Vacant

East New York, Brownsville, Canarsie


Currently: Micah Kellner

Upper East Side, Yorkville, Roosevelt Island


Currently: Vacant



Currently: Vacant

Melrose, Morrisania, Fairmont-Claremont Village, Tremont

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