NYC’s Unopposed Candidates: Accountability Tools

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Leroy Comrie, a former City Councilmember, is running unopposed for a Queens state Senate seat. He is the only non-incumbent in a group of candidates with no opponent next Tuesday.

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Leroy Comrie, a former City Councilmember, is running unopposed for a Queens state Senate seat. He is the only non-incumbent in a group of candidates with no opponent next Tuesday.

As Gotham Gazette and City Limits are reporting today, the high number of legislative seats in the city that will be awarded next Tuesday without any actual contest can be blamed on a number of factors: gerrymandered districts, disinterested party apparatus, arcane ballot access rules and, of course, money. Whatever the cause of the phenomenon, one effect is that voters in those districts don’t get the kind of healthy debate about qualifications and agendas that a campaign can offer.

Obviously, not all campaigns really offer that kind of debate, and many of the unopposed candidates would probably often win that debate hands down. But since the exercise won’t occur in 30 districts this campaign season, below are some tools for learning a little more about what your elected representatives are up to. Click on the links to learn more. And if you are unsure who your state legislators are, search here.

Senate 10: James Sanders (incumbent, D/WF)
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Senate 13: Jose Peralta (incumbent, D/WF)
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Senate 14: Leroy Comrie (D/WF)
Note: Because Comrie, a former City Councilmember, is not an incumbent, fewer online resources exist
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Senate 16: Toby Ann Stavisky (incumbent, D/I/WF)
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Senate 17: Simcha Felder (incumbent, D/C)
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Senate 23: Diane Savino (incumbent, D /I)
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Senate 25: Velmanette Montgomery (incumbent, D/WF)
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Senate 31: Adriano Espaillat (incumbent, D)
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Assembly 23: Phillip Goldfeder (incumbent, D/C)
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Assembly 24: David I. Weprin (incumbent, D/WF)
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Assembly 25: Nily D. Rozic (incumbent, D/WF/I)
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Assembly 26: Edward C. Braunstein (incumbent, D/WF/I)
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Assembly 27: Michael A. Simanowitz (incumbent, D/C/I)
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Assembly 28: Andrew D. Hevesi (incumbent, D/WF)
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Assembly 29: William Scarborough (incumbent, D/WF)
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Assembly 30: Margaret M. Markey (incumbent, D)
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Assembly 31: Michele R. Titus (incumbent, D/WF)
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Assembly 32: Vivian E. Cook (incumbent, D)
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Assembly 33: Barbara M. Clark (incumbent, D/WF)
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Assembly 34: Michael G. DenDekker (incumbent, D/WF)
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Assembly 35: Jeffrion L. Aubry (incumbent, D)
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Assembly 36: Aravella Simotas (incumbent, D/WF)
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Assembly 38: Michael G. Miller (incumbent, D)
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Assembly 39: Francisco P. Moya (incumbent, D/WF)
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Assembly 53: Maritza Davila (incumbent, D)
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Assembly 57: Walter T. Mosley III (incumbent, D)
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Assembly 58: N. Nick Perry (incumbent, D)
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Assembly 61: Matthew J. Titone (incumbent, D/I/WF)
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Assembly 62: Joseph C. Borelli (incumbent, R/C/I)
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Assembly 67: Linda B. Rosenthal (incumbent, D/WF)
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Assembly 69: Daniel J. O’Donnell (incumbent, D)
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Where the contests aren’t: Assembly races in New York City, 2014
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Uncontested races for NYC Assembly seats, ’12 & ’14

Where the contests aren’t: Senate races in New York City, 2014
Red tabs are single-candidate races

Uncontested races for New York City Senate seats, ’12 and ’14