New York City Council Member Farah Louis is among the 18 members of the 51-seat Council eligible for and seeking reelection this year, but she is not able to cruise to a full term representing Brooklyn’s 45th District.
A tradition of handing down power within this 50th Council district office is under assault in the most contested Republican primary in this cycle.
Helen Hines is running for a third time against Rafael Salamanca, who enjoys hefty advantages.
Eric Dinowitz, son of an Assemblymember, won a March special election and is now hoping to win the June 22 Democratic primary. A field of five—including a couple new names—is trying to stop him.
Businessman and realtor Nabaraj KC is one of five running for the eastern Queens seat.
It is one of several 2021 races where New York’s diverse Asian community could win Council representation to reflect their growing presence in the city.