With a huge Democratic registration advantage, the Bronx is a tough place for Republican office-seekers. But unlike in other boroughs, at least the GOP is trying here.
All 11 municipal offices tied to the Bronx—the borough presidency and 10 City Council seats—have both Democratic and Republican candidates as well as contestants from other parties. The race for a lone Assembly seat (the one vacated by the indicted Nelson Castro) also offers voters a range of choices.
That’s not the case in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, where six Council candidates are running totally unopposed and another 16 face no Republican opposition. Staten Island, like the Bronx, has a contest—at least on paper—for every seat.
Below is the list of Bronx candidates vying for municipal office. 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.
Democratic Ruben Diaz Jr.
Republican Elizabeth V. Perri
Conservative Elizabeth V. Perri
Working Families Ruben Diaz Jr.
Independence Mark Escoffery-Bey
Green Carl Lundgren
War Veterans Mark Escoffery-Bey
Democratic Melissa Mark-Viverito
Republican Ralina M. Cardona
Working Families Melissa Mark-Viverito
Libertarian Christopher R. Giattino
Democratic Andrew Cohen
Republican Patricia Brink
Conservative William Kalaidjian
Working Families Andrew Cohen
Green John Reynolds
School Choice Cheryl Keeling
Democratic Andy L. King
Republican Robert L. Diamond
Conservative Robert L. Diamond
Working Families Andy L. King
Green Trevor Archer
Democratic James Vacca
Republican William E. Britt
Conservative William E. Britt
Democratic Fernando Cabrera
Republican Denise E. Butler
Conservative Alan H. Reed 2
Working Families Fernando Cabrera
Democratic Ritchie J. Torres
Republican Joel R. Rivera
Conservative Joel M. Bauza
Working Families Ritchie J. Torres
Democratic Vanessa L. Gibson
Republican Benjamin Eggleston
Conservative Benjamin Eggleston
Independence Carlos M. Sierra
Jobs & Education Walter L. Newsome Jr.
Democratic Maria Del Carmen Arroyo
Republican Jose A. Colon
Conservative Selsia Evans
Democratic Annabel Palma
Republican Lamont L. Paul
Conservative Eduardo Ramirez
Working Families Annabel Palma
Green Walter Nestler
Jobs & Education William Russell Moore
Progressive Walter Nestler
Democratic Costa G. Constantinides
Republican Daniel P. Peterson
Conservative Danielle M. De Stefano
Working Families Costa G. Constantinides
Independence Danielle M. De Stefano
Green Lynne Serpe
Populist Gerald F. Kann
Democratic Victor Pichardo
Republican Rene L. Santos
Conservative Jose Marte Sr.
Working Families Victor Pichardo