A Who’s Who in NYC Politics – as of May 2013

Screenshot from WNYC's Candidate Tracker

Screenshot from WNYC’s Candidate Tracker

New York City politics can be a little confusing at times, so here is a simple list of candidates running for major positions. The list also includes current (May 24, 2013) campaign contributions … just a little something to talk about over Memorial Day weekend.


Christine Quinn (D)


Anthony Weiner (D)


Bill de Blasio (D)


John Liu (D)


William Thompson, Jr. (D)


Joseph Lhota (R)


Tom Allon (R)


Erick Salgado (D)


George McDonald (R)


Sal Albanese (D)


Adolfo Carrion, Jr. (I)


Randy Credico (D)


John Catsimatidis (R)


Carl Person (Ref)


He Lee


Hilda Broady-Fernandez


Philip Marks


Kevin Coenen, Jr. (D)


Ceceilia Berkowitz


Neil Grimaldi


Anthony Gronowicz (G)


Walter Iwachiw (R [updated 7/15/13])


Abiodun Laurel-Smith (I)



Scott Stringer (D)


Julia Willebrand (G)


Public Advocate

Dan Squadron (D)


Reshma Saujani (D)


Letitia James (D)


Catherine Guerriero (D)


Sidique Wai




Brooklyn BP

Eric Adams (D)


John Gangemi


Queens BP

Peter Vallone, Jr. (D)


Melinda Katz (D)


Jose Peralta (D)


Leroy Comrie (D)


Tony Avella (D)


Everly Brown (D)


Manhattan BP

Julie Menin (D)


Jessica Lappin (D)


Robert Jackson (D)


Gale Brewer (D)


Bronx BP

Ruben Diaz, Jr. (D)



Staten Island BP

James Oddo (R)


For more information, check out the New York City Campaign Finance Board http://www.nyccfb.info/ is a public site which presents information on campaign finances and donors.

Decide NYC http://www.decidenyc.com/ is a private site aimed at helping inform New York City voters.

WNYC has a “Mayor Tracker” http://project.wnyc.org/elections/mayor-tracker/ which provides up to date information on polling, news, and events, as well as candidates’ social media stats!

For more detailed information on local candidates and elected positions, check out Project Vote Smart http://votesmart.org/.

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4 Comments on “A Who’s Who in NYC Politics – as of May 2013”

  1. Jeffrey Barke May 24, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    Where are the plaNYourCity endorsements? 😉


    • alexsommer May 29, 2013 at 11:45 am #

      Endorsements will be released November 6th, 2013


  2. walter iwachiw July 15, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    iwachiw walter republican please correct


  3. walter iwachiw July 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm #

    Your missing Eliot Spitzer NYBP and Hildary Mayor and Sal s for mayor


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