Close Calls and Sure Things on Brooklyn's Ballot

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Councilman Vincent Gentile will have the Democratic and Working Families lines on Election Day. Challenger John F. Quaglione will be on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. And Patrick Dwyer will be on the ballot for the Green party.

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Councilman Vincent Gentile will have the Democratic and Working Families lines on Election Day. Challenger John F. Quaglione will be on the Republican, Conservative and Independence lines. And Patrick Dwyer will be on the ballot for the Green party.

On November 5, voters in Brooklyn’s 35th Council district will choose among six candidates for city comptroller, eight for public advocate and 15 for mayor. They will have no choice when it comes to City Council. Laurie Cumbo, who bested a larger field in the September primary, has no opponent in the general election—except herself: Voters can choose whether to vote for Cumbo on the Democratic or Working Families lines.

Cumbo is one of six Council candidates citywide running against no one in November. Several others, including nine in Brooklyn, are Democrats running with no Republican opponent, facing only third-party rivals. Brooklyn’s borough president race, and the contest to replace Vito Lopez in the Assembly, also feature no one from the GOP.

Of course, the mere presence of a major-party candidate in the race doesn’t guarantee a competitive election, given the vast registration advantage Democrats enjoy in Brooklyn. Nor does the absence of major-party support doom a candidate to failure: Letitia James, likely the city’s next public advocate, was first elected to the Council with the backing of the Working Families Party against a Democratic candidate.

Here’s the full lineup of candidates for Brooklyn offices who’ll be on the ballot. To see the full list of candidates for citywide and judicial offices, and to read the slew of ballot questions, go here. To find out who’s on the ballot you’ll see at the polls, click here.

  • Borough President
    DemocraticEric Adams
    Conservative Elias J. Weir
    Working Families Eric Adams

  • District Attorney
    DemocraticKenneth P. Thompson
    Republican Charles J. Hynes
    Conservative Charles J. Hynes

  • Member of the City Council – 33rd Council District
    DemocraticStephen T. Levin
    Conservative John A. Jasilli
    Working Families Stephen T. Levin

  • Member of the City Council – 34th Council District
    DemocraticAntonio Reynoso
    Working Families Antonio Reynoso
    School Choice Gladys Santiago

  • Member of the City Council – 35th Council District
    DemocraticLaurie A. Cumbo
    Working Families Laurie A. Cumbo

  • Member of the City Council – 36th Council District
    DemocraticRobert E. Cornegy Jr.
    Republican Veronica L. Thompson
    Working Families Kirsten John Foy

  • Member of the City Council – 37th Council District
    DemocraticRafael L. Espinal Jr.
    Conservative Michael E. Freeman-Saulsberre
    Working Families Kimberly Council

  • Member of the City Council – 38th Council District
    DemocraticCarlos Menchaca
    Conservative Henry Lallave
    Working Families Carlos Menchaca

  • Member of the City Council – 39th Council District
    DemocraticBradford S. Lander
    Conservative James E. Murray
    Working Families Bradford S. Lander

  • Member of the City Council – 40th Council District
    DemocraticMathieu Eugene
    Conservative Brian Kelly
    Working Families Mathieu Eugene
    Rent Is 2 Damn HighSylvia G. Kinard

  • Member of the City Council – 41st Council District
    DemocraticDarlene Mealy
    Working Families Darlene Mealy
    Independence Bilal Malik

  • Member of the City Council – 42nd Council District
    DemocraticInez D. Barron
    Conservative Ernest Johnson
    Working Families Inez D. Barron

  • Member of the City Council – 43rd Council District
    DemocraticVincent J. Gentile
    Republican John F. Quaglione
    Conservative John F. Quaglione
    Working Families Vincent J. Gentile
    Independence John F. Quaglione
    Green Patrick Dwyer

  • Member of the City Council – 44th Council District
    DemocraticDavid G. Greenfield
    Republican Joseph Hayon
    Conservative David G. Greenfield
    Independence David G. Greenfield

  • Member of the City Council – 45th Council District
    DemocraticJumaane D. Williams
    Working Families Jumaane D. Williams
    Rent Is 2 Damn HighErlene J. King

  • Member of the City Council – 46th Council District
    DemocraticAlan N. Maisel
    Republican Anthony Testaverde
    Conservative Anthony Testaverde
    Working Families Alan N. Maisel
    Independence Anthony Testaverde

  • Member of the City Council – 47th Council District
    DemocraticMark Treyger
    Republican Andrew J. Sullivan
    Conservative Andrew J. Sullivan
    School Choice Connis M. Mobley

  • Member of the City Council – 48th Council District
    DemocraticChaim M. Deutsch
    Republican David Storobin
    Conservative David Storobin
    Working Families Igor Oberman
    Independence David Storobin
    ForwardBrooklyn Alexander Lotovsky

  • Member of the Assembly – 53rd Assembly District
    DemocraticMaritza Davila
    Working Families Jason Otano