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Here’s the Candidate List for the Sept. 12 Democratic Primary

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A district 1 candidate forum was held in Tribeca earlier this year.
A district 1 candidate forum was held in Tribeca earlier this year.

The basic contours of the Lower East Side’s upcoming City Council campaigns have been clear for several months. Now we know for sure who’s on the ballot. The Board of Elections late yesterday published the candidate list for the Sept. 12 Democratic Primary.

Here are the highlights.

District 1: Lower Manhattan, including Lower East Side & Chinatown

Christopher Marte

Margaret Chin (incumbent)

Dashia Imperiale

Aaron Foldenauer


District 2: East Village, Peter Cooper Village, Gramercy

Jasmin Sanchez

Ronnie Sung Cho

Erin Hessein

Mary Silver

Carlina Rivera

Jorge L. Vasquez


There are also two competitive district leader contests. In the 65th Assembly District (Part A), Karen Blatt and Jacob Goldman of the Truman Democratic Club (former Assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s political base of operations) face a challenge from a new group called Grand Street Democrats. Meanwhile, Alice Cancel and Pedro Cardi face opposition in the 65th Assembly District (Part B). You’ll recall that Cancel won a special election last year to replace Sheldon Silver before being defeated in a regularly scheduled election by Yuh-Line Niou. In the past week, Cancel and Cardi mounted an unsuccessful court challenge to knock their district leader opponents off the ballot.


65th AD (Part A) – Female District Leader

Karen B. Blatt

Caroline Laskow

65th AD (Part A)
– Male District Leader

Lee Berman

Jacob J. Goldman

65th AD (Part B)
– Female District Leader

Alice Cancel

Daisy Paez

65th AD (Part B)
– Male District Leader

Ken Paskar

Pedro A. Cardi


Finally, the Grand Street Democrats group is fielding a slate of county committee candidates against the Truman Club. The Democratic County committee will likely be called on to pick the party’s nominee to replace Sen. Daniel Squadron, who announced his resignation yesterday. A special election is probably going to be held in November. So these obscure positions could become important very soon. (We don’t yet know whether the county committee will meet before or after the Sept. 12 primary).

Here’s who made the ballot. One name in particular stands out: Judy Rapfogel, Sheldon Silver’s former chief of staff, who continues to be a major player within the Truman Club. We have noted with an asterisk candidates running on the Grand Street Democrats slate.

*Moira Brennan

*Tommy Loeb

Samantha Pedula

Mark R. Stein

*Joree Adilman

*Anthony Brownie

Marc Rapfogel

Sarah Hagler

*Michelle Stern

*Peter Herb

Gary Altman

Judy R. Rapfogel

*Matthew Quezada

*Martha Hornthal

Laryssa Shainberg

Dov Goldman

Udele B. Goodman

Gale Weintraub

*William Rockwell

*Allison Gordon

*Heather Cousens

*Lisa Arbisser

Freda A. Fried

Dana Linett-Silber

Karen Blatt

Bennah Serfaty

*Kenneth Wind

*Lauren Forsch


Grand Street Democrats also put up the following eight candidates for County Committee. They do not appear on the ballot because they are running unopposed.

Mark Lynch
Daria Segalini
Michael Marino
Melissa Shiffman
Brett Leitner
Hariette Skidelsky
David Pass
Wei Li Tjong

Click here to look at the complete list of candidates. Confused? Not to worry. We’ll have a voter guide before the primary.

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