Who’s Who in the Contested City Council Races

William Alatriste for the City Council

Julissa Ferreras-Copeland’s decision to leave her Queens Council seat has created another open seat in a year when relatively few Council members are being forced out by term limits.

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Reporting by Terrence Freeman, LaShea Gallop, Valeria Hernandez, Maquan Keith, Jonah Muhammad, Jarrett Murphy, Annalisa Ramnarain, Lianis Rodriguez and Janiya Taylor.
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With every municipal office (Councilmember, borough president, comptroller, public advocate and mayor) on the ballot, the 2017 election is an important affair. But thanks to the power of incumbency, competitive races are hard to find. The exception might be those races below which either involve open seats or contests that appear, because of district history or fundraising, to be competitive. For a complete list of races and candidates, please consult the Campaign Finance Board’s summary page. Let us know if there is a name we are missing or a resource we should include. (For information on the mayoral candidates, read this.)

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District 1: Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa & Washington SquareGet Info

District 2: East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose HillGet Info

District 4: Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton PlaceGet Info

District 6: Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, ClintonGet Info

District 8: El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Port MorrisGet Info

District 9: Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, East HarlemGet Info

District 10:Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble HillGet Info

District 13: Allerton, City Island, Country Club, Edgewater Park, Ferry Point, Locust Point, Morris Park, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Schuylerville, Silver Beach, Spencer Estates, Throggs Neck, Van Nest, Waterbury LaSalle, Westchester Square, ZeregaGet Info

District 14: Morris Heights, University Heights, Fordham, KingsbridgeGet Info

District 18: Soundview, Castle Hill, Parkchester, Clason Point, Harding ParkGet Info

District 21: East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona in Queens, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Lefrak City and LaGuardia Airport Get Info

District 28: Rochdale, South Ozone ParkGet Info

District 35: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford StuyvesantGet Info

District 38: Red Hook, Sunset Park, Windsor TerraceGet Info

District 40: Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts GardensGet Info

District 41: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown HeightsGet Info

District 43: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath BeachGet Info

District 44:Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood, Ocean ParkwayGet Info

District 48: Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach. Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Trump Village, Luna Park, Brightwater Towers, MidwoodGet Info

District 49: Arlington, Clifton, Clove Lakes, Concord, Elm Park, Graniteville, Livingston, Mariners Harbor, New Brighton, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, Rosebank, St. George, Snug Harbor, Silver Lake, Stapleton, Sunnyside, West Brighton and TompkinsvilleGet Info


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DISTRICT 1

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Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa & Washington Square
Briefly: Incumbent Margaret Chin is seeking reelection

The candidates:

Margarent Chin (incumbent, Democrat, Working Families)
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Aaron Foldenauer (Democrat)
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Dashia Imperiale (Democrat)
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Christopher Marte (Democrat)
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Bryan Jung (Republican)


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DISTRICT 2

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East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill
Briefly: Incumbent Rosie Mendez is term-limited

The candidates:

Ronnie Cho (Democrat)
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Manny Cavaco (Green)

Erin Hussein (Democrat)
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Jimmy McMillan (Republican)
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Carlina Rivera (Democrat)
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Jasmin Sanchez (Democrat)
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Mary Silver (Democrat)
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Jorge Vasquez (Democrat
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DISTRICT 4

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Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place
Briefly: Incumbent Daniel Garodnick is term-limited

The candidates:

Vanessa Aronson (Democrat)
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Maria Castro Democrat)
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Rebecca Harary (Republican, Independence, Reform)
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Alec Hartman (Democrat
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Rachel Honig (Democrat)
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Jeffrey Mailman (Democrat)
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Keith Powers (Democrat)
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Bessie Schachter (Democrat)
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Barry H. Shapiro (Democrat)
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Martha (Marti) Speranza (Democrat)
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DISTRICT 6

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Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Clinton
Briefly: Incumbent Helen Rosenthal is seeking re-election

Hyman Drusin (Republican)

Cary Goodman (Democrat)
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Helen Rosenthal (incumbent, Democrat, Working Families)
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Mel Wymore (Democrat)
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DISTRICT 8

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El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Port Morris
Briefly: Incumbent Melissa Mark-Viverito is term limited

The candidates:

Diana Ayala (Democrat, Working Families)
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Daby Carreras (Republican, Reform)
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Tamika Mapp (Democrat)
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Israel Martinez (Democrat)
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Linda Ortiz (Conservative)

Robert Rodriguez (Democrat)
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DISTRICT 9

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Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, East Harlem
Briefly: Incumbent Bill Perkins won the seat via special election earlier this year

Cordell Cleare (Democrat)
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Tyson-Lord Gray (Democrat)
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Marvin Holland (Democrat)
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Bill Perkins (incumbent, Democrat, Working Families)
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Jack Royster Jr. (Republican)
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Pierre Gooding (Reform)
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Marvin Spruill (Democrat)
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Julius Tajiddin (Democrat)
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DISTRICT 10
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Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill
Briefly: Incumbent Ydanis Rodriguez is seeking reelection

Francesca Castellanos (Democrat)

Josue Perez Democrat)
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Ydanis Rodriguez (incumbent, Democrat, Working Families)
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DISTRICT 13

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Allerton, City Island, Country Club, Edgewater Park, Ferry Point, Locust Point, Morris Park, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Schuylerville, Silver Beach, Spencer Estates, Throggs Neck, Van Nest, Waterbury LaSalle, Westchester Square, Zerega
Briefly: Incumbent James Vacca is term-limited

John Cerini (Republican, Conservative, Reform)
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John Doyle (Democrat)
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Mark Gjonaj (Democrat)
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Egidio Sementilli (Democrat)
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Marjorie Velazquez (Democrat, Working Families, Women’s Equality)
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DISTRICT 14

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Morris Heights, University Heights, Fordham, Kingsbridge
Briefly: Incumbent Fernando Cabrera is seeking re-election

Randy Abreu (Democrat)
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Fernando Cabrera (incumbent, Democrat)
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Felix A. Perdomo (Democrat)
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Alan Reed(Republican, Conservative)


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DISTRICT 18

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Soundview, Castle Hill, Parkchester, Clason Point, Harding Park
Briefly: Incumbent Anabel Palma is term-limited

Michael Beltzer (Democrat)
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Eisley Constantine (Republican)
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Ruben Diaz, Sr. (Democrat)
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Amanda Farias (Democrat, Women’s Equality)
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Elvin Garcia (Democrat)
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Carl Lundgren (Green)
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William Moore (Democrat, Reform)
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Eduardo Ramirez (Conservative)


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DISTRICT 21

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East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona in Queens, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Lefrak City and LaGuardia Airport
Briefly: Incumbent Julissa Ferreras-Copeland is leaving office

 

Hiram Monserrate (Democrat)
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Francisco Moya (Democrat, Working Families)
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DISTRICT 28

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Rochdale, South Ozone Park
Briefly: Incumbent Ruben Wills was convicted in July. The seat is empty.

Richard David (Democrat)
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Ivan Mossop (Republican)
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Hettie Powell (Democrat Working Families)
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Adrienne E. Adams (Democrat)

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DISTRICT 35

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Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant
Briefly: Incumbent Laurie Cumbo is seeking re-election
CL coverage: Council Challenger Demands Speedy Vote on Bedford Union Armory

The candidates:

Jabari Brisport (Green)
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Laurie Cumbo (incumbent, Democrat)
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Ede Fox (Democrat)
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Scott Hutchins (Green)
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Christine Parker (Republican)
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DISTRICT 38

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Red Hook, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace
Briefly: Incumbent Carlos Menchaca is seeking re-election

The candidates:

Sara Gonzalez (Democrat)
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Carmen Hulbert (Green)
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Carlos Menchaca (incumbent, Democrat, Working Families, Women’s Equality)
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Chris Miao (Democrat)
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Felix Ortiz (Democrat)
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Allan Romaguera(Conservative)

Delvis Valdes (Democrat, Reform)
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DISTRICT 40

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Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Briefly: Incumbent Mathieu Eugene is seeking re-election

The candidates:

Jennifer Berkley (Democrat)
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Brian-Christopher Cunningham (Democrat)
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Mathieu Eugene (incumbent, Democrat)
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Pia Raymond (Democrat)
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Brian Kelly (Conservative)


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DISTRICT 41

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Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown Heights
Briefly: Incumbent Darlene Mealy is term-limited

The candidates:

Alicka Ampry-Samuel (Democrat, Working Families)
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Royston Antoine (Democrat)
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Henry Butler (Democrat)
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Leopold Cox (Democrat)
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Berneada Jackson (Republican, Conservative)

Victor Jordan (Democrat)
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Moreen King (Democrat)
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David Miller (Democrat)

Deidre Olivera (Democrat)
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Cory Provost (Democrat)
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DISTRICT 43

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Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach
Briefly: Incumbent Vincent Gentile is term-limited

The candidates:

Justin Brannan (Democrat, Working Families)
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John Bruno (Conservative, Independence)

Robert Capano (Republican, Reform)
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Kevin Peter Carroll (Democrat)
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Vincenzo Chirico (Democrat)
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Khader El-Yateem (Democrat)
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Liam McCabe (Republican)
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Angel Medina (Women’s Equality)

John Quaglione (Republican)
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Lucretia Regina-Potter (Republican)
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Nancy Tong (Democrat)
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DISTRICT 44

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Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood, Ocean Parkway
Briefly: Incumbent David Greenfield announced in mid-July that he would not seek re-election

The candidate:

Kalman Yeger (Democrat)
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DISTRICT 48

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Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach. Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Trump Village, Luna Park, Brightwater Towers, Midwood
Briefly: Incumbent Chaim Deutsch is seeking re-election

The candidates:
Chaim Deutsch (incumbent, Democrat)
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Marat Filler (Democrat)
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Steven Saperstein (Republican, Conservative, Reform)
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DISTRICT 49

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Arlington, Clifton, Clove Lakes, Concord, Elm Park, Graniteville, Livingston, Mariners Harbor, New Brighton, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, Rosebank, St. George, Snug Harbor, Silver Lake, Stapleton, Sunnyside, West Brighton and Tompkinsville
Briefly: Incumbent Deborah Rose is seeking reelection

Kamillah Payne-Hanks (Democrat)
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Deborah Rose (incumbent, Democrat)
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