On Tuesday, New Yorkers will go to the polls for City-wide elections, and will decide on a new Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller. In addition, a number of local races will introduce new faces to the City Council and Borough Hall.
Individuals who registered before the deadline in October will be eligible to vote in this year’s elections. For information on your polling place, call the voter hotline at (866) VOTE-NYC (868-3692) or visit www.vote.nyc.ny.us.
Below is the list of candidates for a number of races around Queens.
The Chief Executive for the City, the Mayor is responsible for the effectiveness of government operations.
Bill de Blasio (D, WF)
Joe Lhota (R, C, SF, T2H)
Adolfo Carrion Jr. (I)
Anthony Gronowicz (G)
Randy Credico (TWS)
Michael Dilger (FE)
Dan Fein (SW)
Michael Greys (F)
Jack Hidary (CS, JE)
Jimmy McMillan (RTH)
Joseph Melaragno (AT)
Carl Person (REF)
Eric Salgado (SC)
Michael Sanchez (LBT)
Sam Sloan (WV)
The Public Advocate serves as the City’s ombudsman, investigating and attempting to resolve complaints about City services.
Letitia James (D, WF)
Robert Maresca (C)
James Lane (G)
Irene Estrada Rukaj (WV)
Mollena Fabricant (SF)
Deborah Liatos (SW)
Michael Lloyd (F)
Alex Merced (LBT)
The Comptroller serves as the City’s chief financial officer.
Scott Stringer (D, WF)
John Burnett (R, C, SC)
Julia Willebrand (G)
Richard Bozulich (WV)
Hesham El-Meligy (LBT)
John Studer (SW)
QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT
The chief executive of the Borough, the Borough President makes recommendations on budget priorities and capital projects and reviews land-use decisions and proposed sites for city facilities.
Melinda Katz (D, WF)
Aurelio Antonio Arcabascio (R)
Everly Brown (JE)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 19
Represents College Point, Auburndale-Flushing, Bayside, Whitestone, Bay Terrace, Douglaston and Little Neck.
Paul Vallone (D, I)
Dennis Saffran (R, C, REF)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 20
Represents Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Mitchell Gardens, Kissena Park, Harding Heights, Auburndale and part of Whitestone
Peter Koo (D, C) – incumbent
Evergreen Chou (G)
Martha Flores-Vazquez (JE)
Sunny Hahn (REF)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 21
Represents Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights
Julissa Ferreras (D) – incumbent
COUNCIL DISTRICT 22
Represents Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights, Rikers, Randalls and Wards Islands
Costa Constantinides (D)
Daniel Peterson (R)
Danielle De Stefano (C, I)
Lynne Serpe (G)
Jerry Kahn (P)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 23
Represents Hollis Hills, Queens Village, Little Neck, Douglaston, Bayside, Bellerose, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Park Gardens, Holliswood, Fresh Meadows and Oakland Gardens
Mark Weprin (D) – incumbent
Joseph Concannon (REF)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 24
Represents Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Hillcrest Estates, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills, Utopia Estates and parts of Forest Hills, Flushing, Jamaica and Rego Park
Rory Lancman (D, WF)
Alexander Blishteyn (R, C)
Mujib Rahman (FV)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 25
Represents Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, LeFrak City, Corona, Rego Park and Woodside
Daniel Dromm (D) – incumbent
COUNCIL DISTRICT 26
Represents Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, Astoria and Maspeth
James Van Bramer (D, WF) – incumbent
COUNCIL DISTRICT 27
Represents St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Baisley Park, Addisleigh Park, parts of Queens Village, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens.
Daneek Miller (D, WF)
Sondra Peeden (I)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 28
Represents Jamaica, South Jamaica, Springfield Gardens, parts of South Ozone Park and Richmond Hill
Ruben Wills (D) – incumbent
Mireille Leroy (U)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 29
Represents Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens and parts of Maspeth, Richmond Hill and Elmhurst
Karen Koslowitz (D, WF) – incumbent
Jon Torodash (CV)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 30
Represents Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood and parts of Woodside and Woodhaven and Richmond Hill
Elizabeth Crowley (D, WF) – incumbent
Craig Caruana (R, C)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 31
Represents Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens and Far Rockaway
Donovan Richards (D) – incumbent
Scherie Murray (R )
Ricardo Brown (JE)
COUNCIL DISTRICT 32
Represents Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill and Woodhaven
Lew Simon (D)
Eric Ulrich (R, C, I) – incumbent
NEW YORK STATE BALLOT PROPOSALS
Proposal 1 – Authorizing Casino Gaming
The proposed amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the Constitution would allow the Legislature to authorize up to seven casinos in New York State for the legislated purposes of promoting job growth, increasing aid to schools, and permitting local governments to lower property taxes through revenues generated. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
Proposal 2 – Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment
The proposed amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the Constitution would entitle a veteran who has received civil service credit for a civil service appointment or promotion and subsequently is certified as disabled to additional civil service credit at a subsequent appointment or promotion. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
Proposal 3 – Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities
The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution would extend for 10 years, until January 1, 2024, the authority of counties, cities, towns and villages to exclude from their constitutional debt limits indebtedness contracted for the construction or reconstruction of sewage facilities. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
Proposal 4 – Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve
The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to settle longstanding disputes between the State and private entities over ownership of certain parcels of land in the town of Long Lake, Hamilton County. In exchange for giving up its claim to disputed parcels, the State would get land to be incorporated into the forest preserve that would benefit the forest preserve more than the disputed parcels currently do. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
Proposal 5 – In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc.
The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to convey forest preserve land located in the town of Lewis, Essex County, to NYCO Minerals, a private company that plans on expanding an existing mine that adjoins the forest preserve land. In exchange, NYCO Minerals would give the State at least the same amount of land of at least the same value, with a minimum assessed value of $1 million, to be added to the forest preserve. When NYCO Minerals finishes mining, it would restore the condition of the land and return it to the forest preserve. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?
Proposal 6 – Increasing Age Until Which Certain State Judges Can Serve
The proposed amendment to the Constitution, amending sections 2 and 25 of article 6, would increase the maximum age until which certain state judges may serve as follows: (a) a Justice of the Supreme Court would be eligible for five additional two-year terms after the present retirement age of 70, instead of the three such terms currently authorized; and (b) a Judge of the Court of Appeals who reaches the age of 70 while in office would be permitted to remain in service on the Court for up to 10 years beyond the present retirement age of 70 in order to complete the term to which that Judge was appointed. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?