Elections 2017

(Photo by Chenghui Hsu via World Journal)

Party Registration Keeps Flushing Voters from Casting Votes

East Asian, Elections 2017, Queens September 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm

A poll worker tells World Journal that many Chinese hesitate to register with a political party, causing some to be turned away during the primaries.

Eric Gonzalez (center) celebrated his campaign victory at the Williamsburg Hotel surrounded by his wife Dagmar (second from left), his three sons and Lu-Shawn Thompson (right), the widow of the late Ken Thompson. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Few Surprises on Primary Day

Elections 2017, New York September 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Community publications across the city covered notable and close results in the Sept. 12 primaries.

Sadness overcame Monserrate’s followers at his campaign headquarters, located on Astoria Boulevard. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

High Emotions in Queens as Moya Defeats Monserrate

Elections 2017, Queens September 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

In an intense electoral night in Queens’ District 21, the Democratic Party’s favorite Francisco Moya beat a surprisingly strong Hiram Monserrate after a contentious primary, Queens Latino reports.

Carlos Menchaca, chair of the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, addresses a New York Immigration Coalition briefing, with Suzanne Robinson Davis of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center standing behind him. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Highlights of the 2017 NYC Primaries

Elections 2017, New York September 11, 2017 at 4:21 pm

New York Jewish Life looks at seven races to keep an eye on the day of the primaries, all involving City Council seats.

Connie Mallafre Melendez

Cuban-born Law Clerk Runs for Civil Court Judge Seat

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Latino September 7, 2017 at 5:43 pm

In an interview with Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Connie Mallafre Melendez describes how her immigrant background can be an asset on the Civil Court bench.

El Barrio residents discuss the election of a new District 8 council member. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

District 8 Residents Call for More Protections for the Poor

Elections 2017, Manhattan September 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Ahead of the primary election, the residents of the area comprising East Harlem and the South Bronx are hoping that the new council member will protect tenants and small business owners, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

The New York City Asian-American Democratic Club endorsed Assembly member Félix Ortiz For the 38th District City Council Democratic primary on Sept. 12. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

Asian-American Club Endorses Félix Ortiz

Asian, Brooklyn, Elections 2017 September 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm

The Asian-American Democratic Club announced its support of Assembly member Félix Ortiz in the primary race for the 38th District City Council seat, currently held by Carlos Menchaca.

Gui Chang (left) and Huilian Chang (right) speak with City Council member Margaret Chin (Photo via World Journal)

History, Politics and Senior Housing in Chinatown

East Asian, Elections 2017, History, Housing, Politics August 25, 2017 at 5:09 pm

World Journal and Sing Tao Daily provide some special perspective on housing for seniors on the Lower East Side.

Ron Bautista

Latino Seeks to Be Mayor of Hoboken

Elections 2017, Latino, Metro Area August 25, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Ronald Bautista, a 31-year-old born in Ecuador, seeks to be the first Latino mayor in Hoboken, Reporte Hispano reports.

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., here seen with Melrose constituents in May, will run in a Sept. 12 Democratic primary to hold onto his seat in the 17th Council District. (Photo via Mott Haven Herald)

Two-way Primary Race in 17th District

Black, Bronx, Elections 2017, Latino August 23, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Mott Haven Herald and Hunts Point Express profile the incumbent and his challenger, respectively, for the 17th district city council seat.

Hettie Powell (Photo via Times Ledger)

In Queens, a Public Defender Seeks Council Seat

Elections 2017, Queens August 21, 2017 at 5:21 pm

Times Ledger profiles Hettie Powell, the public defender seeking the District 28 City Council seat in Queens.

(From the left) Minhee Lee, coordinator at KACE, Dohyung Kim, chairman of KACE, Dongchan Kim, president of KACE, Sangho Lee, Chairman of The Korean American Business Council of New York. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Counting Korean Voters in NYS

East Asian, Elections 2017, Politics, Queens August 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm

Korea Daily and The Korea Times wrote about a KACE report on changes in Korean-American voter registration in New York.

Candidates Bob Capano, Liam McCabe, Lucretia Regina-Potter, John Quaglione, Nancy Tong, Justin Brannan, Kevin Peter Carroll, Khader El-Yateem and Vincent Chirico. (Photo by Helen Klein/Brooklyn Media Group via Brooklyn Reporter)

City Council Candidates Spar in SW Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Elections 2017, Housing August 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm

The nine City Council candidates competing for the 43rd District seat to represent southwest Brooklyn engaged in a heated debate that focused attention on a controversial issue in the area – illegal home conversions. The Brooklyn Reporter and Kings County Politics covered the recent debate.

Candidates for the 13th district city council seat: (l-r)  Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, 82nd Assembly District Leader Marjorie Velazquez, community activist John Doyle, and community activist Egidio Sementelli.
(Photo by David Cruz via Norwood News)

Debate for Bronx City Council Seat

Bronx, Elections 2017, Real Estate August 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Norwood News reports on a debate between Democratic candidates for the 13th District City Council seat in the Bronx.

Civil Court judge candidate Patria Frias-Colón visits the office of the Brooklyn Eagle. (Photo by John Alexander via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Dominican-born Candidate Strives for Civil Court Seat

Brooklyn, Dominican, Elections 2017, Politics August 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Patria Frias-Colón speaks to Brooklyn Daily Eagle about how her upbringing in Bushwick shaped her decision to pursue a career in law, and now a seat on the Brooklyn Civil Court bench.