Elections 2017

Attorney Hemalee J. Patel,with her son, Saam, is running for judge In the 6th Municipal District Civil Court primary race. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Patel Running for Civil Court Judgeship

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Politics, South Asian July 18, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Indian-born Hemalee J. Patel is running for the position of civil court judge in the 6th municipal district in Brooklyn, Kings County Politics reports.

Council member Peter Koo makes his case for re-election as challenger Alison Tan looks on. (Photo by James Farrell via Queens Tribune)

Flushing Candidates Koo and Tan Face Off

Elections 2017, Queens July 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Peter Koo and Alison Tan discussed infrastructure funding, congestion and other issues concerning Flushing at a debate between the two Democratic candidates for City Council, reports Queens Tribune.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer endorsing Councilman Ravinder Bhalla for Mayor June 20. “I’m proud to endorse @RaviBhalla for Mayor of Hoboken. He will continue the progress of our reform team & keep Hoboken moving forward” she said on Twitter. (Photo from Mayor Zimmer's Twitter page)

Sikh Councilman Running for Mayor in Hoboken

Elections 2017, South Asian June 23, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Ravinder Bhalla, the only Indian-American Sikh public official in Hoboken, New Jersey, is running for mayor and has received the endorsement of current mayor Dawn Zimmer, reports News India Times.

Alison Tan is challenging two-term Councilman Peter Koo. (Photo by Jon Cronin via Queens Tribune)

Alison Tan, Peter Koo’s Challenger, on Developers and More

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens, Real Estate June 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Alison Tan, a Flushing community board member, is challenging City Council member Peter Koo. Her husband Ron Kim of the NYS Assembly initially endorsed Koo, Queens Tribune reports.

Diana Ayala chats with seniors living in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Meet Diana Ayala, Running for Mark-Viverito’s Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino, Manhattan, Women June 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm

El Diario interviews Puerto Rico-born Diana Ayala, who is running in the Democratic primary for the mostly-Latino 8th District, currently represented by Council member Melissa Mark-Viverito.

City Council Candidate Royston “Uncle Roy” Antoine with a young constituent on Pitkin Avenue In Brownsville. (Photo by Kelly Mena via Kings County Politics)

‘Uncle Roy’ Campaigns for Brownsville Seat

Black, Brooklyn, Caribbean, Elections 2017 June 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Local store owner Royston “Uncle Roy” Antoine is hoping to represent Brownsville on the City Council, reports Kings County Politics.

(Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Real Estate and a Queens Primary Race

Elections 2017, Queens, Real Estate June 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

A column in Queens Latino looks at how real estate concerns could affect the Democratic primary race for the 21st District City Council seat, currently occupied by Julissa Ferreras-Copeland.

Chris Miao campaigning in Sunset Park. (Photo via World Journal)

Carlos Menchaca Has a Chinese Challenger

Brooklyn, East Asian, Elections 2017 June 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm

World Journal interviews attorney Chris Miao, the Shanghai-born contender for District 38, Council member Carlos Menchaca’s seat.

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras in her Corona, Queens office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Julissa Ferreras Departure Upends City Council, Latino Politics

Elections 2017, Latino, New York, Politics June 3, 2017 at 12:13 am

Council member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland’s announcement that she won’t seek re-election has shaken the City Council and Latino politics, not only because her seat is now up for grabs but also because she was expected to succeed Melissa Mark-Viverito as speaker, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Carlos Menchaca on May 13 at the event where he announced his re-election campaign. (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

Menchaca Announces Re-election Bid

Elections 2017, Government, Politics May 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Supporters of Carlos Menchaca gathered in a Sunset Park restaurant on May 13 as the City Council member kicked off his re-election bid, reports Kings County Politics.

Alison Tan announcing her bid to unseat Council member Peter Koo (Photo by Ryan Brady via Queens Chronicle)

Wife of Ron Kim to Run Against Peter Koo

Elections 2017, Politics, Queens May 9, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Alison Tan, the wife of Ron Kim, announced she will challenge City Council member Peter Koo in the upcoming Democratic primary, reports Queens Chronicle.

Rev. Khader El-Yateem says he is the only Democratic candidate in the Bay Ridge City Council race who is not employed by a politician. (Photo courtesy of South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Can El-Yateem Win Over Republican Voters?

Brooklyn, Elections 2017 April 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm

Rev. Khader El-Yateem, who is running for the 43rd District Council seat, said at a South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance forum he was confident Republicans will cross party lines and vote for him in the general election, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Marjorie Velázquez has a long trajectory as an activist in her district. (Photo via El Diario)

Marjorie Velázquez Seeks to Be First Latina to Represent 13th District

Bronx, Elections 2017, Puerto Rican April 18, 2017 at 4:17 pm

El Diario/La Prensa interviews Bronx activist and City Council candidate Marjorie Velázquez, who aspires to be the first Latina elected to the 13th District seat.

Hoboken Councilman Ravinder Singh Bhalla (third from left) at an April 9 fundraiser held in Bergen County, New Jersey. (Photo from Facebook)

Sikh Councilman Seeks Re-Election in Hoboken

Elections 2017, Metro Area, Politics, South Asian April 11, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Desi Talk speaks to Ravinder Singh Bhalla, “New Jersey’s only Indian-American Sikh councilman,” as he runs for re-election in Hoboken.

Bills Perkins (Photo via Amsterdam News)

A Winner for 9th Council District Seat, for Now

Elections 2017, Government, Manhattan, Politics February 15, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Bill Perkins, who served on the City Council from 1998-2005, handily won a special election for the 9th district seat. But he’ll have to run again in the primary, reports Amsterdam News.