Who’s Running in The 2017 NYC Primary Elections — Bronx Guide

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Who’s Running in The 2017 NYC Primary Elections

by Jerry Skurnik (July 18, 2017)

Politics wonk and election consultant, Jerry Skurnick tells us ‘Who’s Running in The 2017 NYC Primary Elections’ and which Bronx Democrats filed petition signatures with NYC Board of Elections. This post also has links to the candidates NYC Campaign Finance Board contributions and expenditure page.

Borough President

Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. is opposed by perennial candidate Carmella Price and Avery Selkridge.

City Council

8 CCD (district is also in Manhattan)
Six candidates filed to replace Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito – Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez, Council aide Diana Ayala, parent activist Tamika Mapp, perennial candidate Edward Gibbs and former Bronx Assemblyman Israel Martinez.

12 CCD
Councilman Andy Kingis opposed by educator Karee-Lyn Gordon and former candidate Pamela Hamilton-Johnson.

13 CCD
Six candidates filed to replace Councilman Jimmy Vacca. They are Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, District Leader Marjorie Velazquez, former Senate aide John Doyle, non-profit director Alex Gomez, educator Victor Ortiz and perennial candidate Egidio Sementilli. Muhammad Abuhaikal didn’t file petitions and  John C. Marano dropped out last month.

14 CCD
Councilman Fernando Cabrera has 3 opponents – former congressional aide Randy Abreu, Justin Sanchez and Felix Perdormo.

16 CCD
Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson is challenged by former candidate Niyyirrah El.

17 CCD
Councilman Rafael Salamanca, Jr. is opposed by former candidate Helen Hines, organizer Elvis Santana, Melvin Burgos, Isabel Fernandez and Glennis Sanchez.

18 CCD
Five candidates are vying for Councilwoman Annabel Palma’s seat – State Senator Ruben Diaz, former Council aide Amanda Farias, former Mayoral aide Elvin Garcia , former city comptroller aide Michael Beltzer, and former candidate William Moore.

Civil Court 
Democrat Fidel Gomez is unopposed.

The 2017 NYC Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, September 12.

Compiled by Jerry Skurnick (Originally posted on the Shaking News Blog).

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