2nd City Council District




John Carlino
[ R, I ]

Rosie Mendez
[ D, WF ]

Claudia Flanagan
[ LBT ]



John Carlino


Party enrolled in: Independence

Occupation: Documentary Film Producer

Occupational background: Screenwriter, Actor, Producer

Educational background: Bachelors of Science, St. John’s University

Organizational affiliations: I am a member of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation Television Radio Actors; I am a member in good standing of the Players and Friars Clubs

Prior public experience: I have not held any previous political office

Email: www.Carlino4Council@aol.com

Web site: www.carlinoforcouncil.com



1. What is the most important issue in Council District 2 you would address if elected?

If elected I would focus my efforts on several initiatives: improving and maintaining the highest standard of education, improving justice for all, access to affordable housing and development and attracting responsible business investment in District 2.


2. What other important issues would you address if elected?

Crime and Safer Streets, Mass Transit and Clean Air, Defending Civil Rights.


3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?

I believe I bring a unique experience in business and the arts to this campaign. I have spent the last four years assisting and giving opportunity to artists, mostly documentary filmmakers, so that their voices may be heard and their vision realized. I have worked with and spoke for local residents at Community Board 3 assisting them with issues from saving an educational and community center to bars/clubs not complying with city regulations. I want to bring what I have learned and experienced in the private sector and apply it to serving the public. I was born and raised in New York City and have lived and worked in this community for over ten years. I come from a working class family and I empathize on a very personal level with the lives of everyday people. I will work hard to address the issues that affect the citizens of District 2. Thank you.


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C = Conservative
D = Democratic
EP = Education Party
G = Green
I = Independence
L = Liberal
LBT = Libertarian
R = Republican
REB = Rebuild Party
REF = Reform Party
RNY = Reform Pary of N.Y. Party
RTD = Rent is Too Damn High Party
SCS = Smaller Class Size Party
SW = Socialist Workers Party
VOP = Voice of the People
WF = Working Families
WVP = War Veterans Party


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