League of Women Voters Debate: NY City Council District 4 Candidates

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“The League of Women Voters of the City of New York partnered with Hunter College, under the auspices of the New York City Campaign Finance Board, to host a primary election debate for an open council seat in New York City Council District 4. The debate, moderated by WABC-TV news anchor Diana Williams, featured eight of the nine Democratic candidates who are running to replace term-limited Democratic Council Member Daniel Garodnick. The debate was held on Tuesday, September 5th at 7pm at the Hunter College Danny Kaye Playhouse, 695 Park Avenue at 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.”

 

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Crowded Field Competes to Represent Manhattan City Council District

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This story originally appeared in Gotham Gazette, and was written by Sam Raskin.


Due to term limits, popular City Council Member Dan Garodnick is not allowed to run for reelection this year, leading to a crowded field of competitors vying to replace him representing the politically active Manhattan district that includes East Midtown, Gramercy Park, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.

Ten candidates, mostly Democrats like Garodnick, competed in a debate at Waterside Plaza on June 22. The event, hosted by news publication Town & Village and Waterside Plaza Tenants Association, featured nine Democrats and two Republicans who made their pitches to over 150 attendees sitting outside along the East River. After delivering their opening statements, during which they gave biographical information and a sense of why they are running for elected office, the 11 candidates spoke predominantly on the topic of housing affordability, and touched upon senior citizen and small business related policies. While it did not come up during the candidate forum, the rezoning of East Midtown, a major focus for Garodnick in recent years, is likely to pass this year, with implementation one of the most pressing issues facing the next Council member. Click title to continue reading.
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NEWS RELEASE: Jeff Mailman Earns Transport Workers Endorsement in 4th District City Council Primary

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Date: 6/22/2017

Contact: Spencer Lee, 212-571-7717

 

Jeff Mailman, candidate for City Council in the 4th district, has earned the critical endorsement of the Transport Workers Union, Local 100 in his bid for the Democratic nomination.  This early endorsement is a strong indication of the momentum that continues to build around Mailman’s candidacy.

John Samuelsen, International President of the Transport Workers Union, said: “Jeff Mailman will be a strong advocate for hardworking transit workers by seeking new investment in the transportation system at this time of growing frustration for commuters.  We can also count on him to make the safety of workers and the riding public a top priority. We strongly endorse Jeff Mailman for New York City Council.”

Jeff Mailman said: “I am honored to accept the endorsement of TWU Local 100 and to advocate on behalf of the 41,000 workers who operate and maintain the City’s transit system.   Nearly everyone who lives, works and raises a family in District 4 depends on the hardworking members of TWU, and they deserve our respect and unfailing support as they keep New York moving.”

Jeff Mailman is Counsel and Legislative Director to New York City Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley. He is a tireless advocate for New York families and seniors.  Prior to his work at the City Council, Jeff fought for consumer protections while working at the New York State Attorney General’s office.  He is running for City Council to use his legal training and extensive City Council experience to improve New Yorkers’ lives from the first day on the job.

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