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Which Candidates Made It To The Official Ballot For The Primaries

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Brooklyn district map. Photo: ufoa.org

City Council elections are on November 7, 2017, but  primaries are in three weeks –September 12, 2017, and candidates are trying to rack up as much support as they can. Here is who will be on the primary ballot, and why primaries are so important in New York City.

Primaries: 

The primaries is specifically for political parties. So, if you are registered as part of any political party (whether it be Democrat, Republican, or Green), then on September 12, you get to vote who from all the candidates running on your party’s ticket will go on to represent your party at the general election on November 7.  You cannot vote outside your affiliated party in the primaries, you can vote for whomever you wish for at the general election.

If your district or favorite candidate is not on this list, then they are most likely running as independents, and will show up at the general elections. For example, Nicole Malliotakis is running for mayor as a Republican. But she is running uncontested, which means technically there is no Republican mayoral election in the primaries.

Remember, like for any other election, it is very important to vote. Since the majority of NYC is Democratic, for many districts, whomever wins the primary, also wins the seat at the City Council.  For more information on voting, dates, and eligibility, scroll to the bottom of this article.

Here are the primary candidates in Brooklyn according to each district/party:

DEMOCRAT

REPUBLICAN

GREEN

MAYOR

·      Bill de Blasio (Incumbent)

·      Sal Albanese

·      Richard Bashner

·      Robert Gangi

·      Michael Tolkin

PUBLIC ADVOCATE

·      Letitia James (Incumbent)

·      David Eisenbach

JUDGE OF THE CIVIL COURT (Choose 5)

·      Robin Sheares

·      John K. O’Hara

·      Patrick Hayes

·      Frederick Arriaga

·      David Pepper

·      Connie Melendez

·      Patria Frias-Colon

·      Sandra Roper

·      Ellen Edwards

·      Isiris Isaac

·      Thomas Kennedy

DISTRICT ATTORNEY

·      Eric Gonzalez (Incumbent)

·      Anne Swern

·      Vincent Gentile

·      Patricia Gatling

·      Marc Fliedner

·      Ama Dwimoh

                         

DISTRICT 35

Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant

·      Laurie Cumbo (Incumbent)

·      Ede Fox

 

·      Christine Parker

·      Jabari Brisport

·      Scott Hutchins

DISTRICT 38

Red Hook, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace

·      Carlos Menchaca (Incumbent)

·      Felix Ortiz

·      Sara Gonzalez

·      Chris Miao

·      Delvis Valdes

DISTRICT 40

Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens

 

·      Mathieu Eugene (Incumbent)

·      Pia Raymond

·      Brian Cunningham

·      Jennifer Berkley

DISTRICT 41

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown Heights

·      Royston Antoine

·      Victor Jordan

·      Leopold Cox

·      Henry Butler

·      David Miller

·      Cory Provost

·      Alicka Ampry-Samuel

·      Moreen King

·      Deirdre Olivera

DISTRICT 42

East New York, New Lots, Remsen Village, Spring Creek, Starrett City

·      Inez Barron (Incumbent)

·      Mawuli Hormeku

DISTRICT 43

Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach

·      Justin Brannan

·      Vincent Chirico

·      Kevin Peter Carroll

·      Nancy Tong

·      Khader El- Yateem

 

·      Lucretia Regina- Porter

·      Robert Capano

·      John Quaglione

·      Liam McCabe

DISTRICT 45

Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood, Canarsie

·      Jumaane Williams (Incumbent)

·      Lou Cespedes

 

DISTRICT 48

Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Trump Village, Luna Park, Brightwater Towers, Midwood

·      Chaim Deutsch (Incumbent)

·      Marat Filler

 

The deadline to register to vote in the primaries was last Friday, August 18.

In order to vote at the general election, if you have not already, you still need to register, but the deadline is October 13! To find out if you’re eligible to register, click here.

Not sure if you’re already registered? You can find out at the New York State Board of Election’s Voter Lookup.

You can register online, in-mail, or in person. For more information on how to do that, click here.

Remember, if you want to make your voice heard, you must vote– it is essential for democracy.

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