The New York City mayoral election has been stealing all the headlines, but let’s not forget that downtown residents will also be choosing a new City Council representative in District 1 next month. While the general election takes place in the fall, the Democratic Primary is happening on June 22, with early voting beginning June 12. Given the overwhelming advantage the Democratic Party enjoys in the Lower Manhattan District, this is the decisive event.
There are nine candidates competing to succeed term limited Councilwoman Margaret Chin. They include:
There was a recent candidate forum hosted by Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Gotham Gazette. If you missed it (and you probably did), check out the video posted above.