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Know Your Vote: A District-by-District Archive of Election News

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November
The Council Races to Watch on Election Day - City Limits
New York Daily News' picks for City Council - New York Daily News
Make sure you have a voting plan - Amsterdam News
NYC election day: Mayor, City Council members, more up for re-election - AM New York
Competitive races: The final campaign finance filings before Election Day - Politico
Key 2017 New York Election Races to Watch - City & State NY
Your Guide to Who is Running in Every 2017 Race - City Limits
Election 2017: So, Who Are Those Judges You’ll Have to Vote On? - City Limits

October
As General Election Nears, Experts Say Some Races Could be Competitive - New York Observer
Looking Back, and Ahead, with Women Who Lost City Council Races - Gotham Gazette
It’s Not Too Late to Start Paying Attention to the City Elections - Here’s How - Gotham Gazette
Data Drop: Some NYC Neighborhoods Have Less Representation at the Ballot Box - City Limits
Only Race in Town: Who Will Be Next Council Speaker in New York? - The New York Times
Who's trending in the NYC Council Speaker's Race? - City & State NY
Here are the only competitive City Council races in New York - Crain's New York

September - After the Primary Election
10 Races & More to Watch in the General Election - Gotham Gazette
Council Incumbents Appear to Have Survived Primary Challenges - City Limits
Hot Council primary races may have boosted turnout, analysis shows - Politico Pro
Candidates for 2017 City Elections - Gotham Gazette
2017 Primary Results: Who Won Where - WNYC
Local Issues Dominate New York City Council Elections - The New York Times
NYC Primary 2017: Nail-Biter City Council Races and the Díaz Dynasty - WNYC
Max & Murphy Podcast: What Happened on Primary Day & What It Means - Gotham Gazette
Here are the takeaways from primary election's sad turnout - New York Daily News
Women’s Voice Remains Faint in Politics - The New York Times
Women lose ground in the New York City Council, even if Chin and Ayala win - City & State NY
The 'Bernie Sanders Left' did not lose Brooklyn council race - Crain's New York
Primary night winners and losers (not just the candidates) - Crain's New York
Brooklyn Democratic Machine’s Losses in Primary Could Sway Speaker Race - Village Voice
Race and the City Council speaker race​ - Amsterdam News
​​KCP’s Guide To General Election Races To Watch​ - Kings County Politics
DC 37-backed Candidates Win in Four Key City Council Races - DC 37

September - Before the Primary Election
Primary Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know for Tuesday’s Vote - Village Voice
LGBTQ, Progressive Groups Take the Battle to Three Bronx Council Districts - Gay City News
Asian Americans Fight for City Council Seats in New York City Primary Election - NBC News
New York primaries: What to know about this year's races - AM New York
Which Councilmembers and Candidates in Nabes Targeted for Rezoning Take the Most Real-Estate Donations? - City Limits
Candidate Endorsements in the 2017 City Elections - Gotham Gazette
Citizen Action of New York Announces Endorsements of Progressive Activists in City Council Races - Citizen Action
Forecasting the Upcoming City Council Gender Imbalance - Gotham Gazette
NYC Campaign Program Boosts Importance of Small Donors - Wall Street Journal
Primary Choices for the New York City Council  - The New York Times
The Daily News' City Council picks: Brooklyn - New York Daily News

August
New York City Council Races Where Major Union Endorsements Are Split - City & State NY
Two Weeks to Go: September Primaries in NW Bronx - Norwood News
New York Amsterdam News Endorsements Part One - Amsterdam News
Mass Mailer Loophole Gives State Legislators Advantage in City Council Races - Gotham Gazette
Gov. Cuomo endorses Queens Democrats Adrienne Adams, Peter Koo for City Council primaries - New York Daily News
Our Voter Guide for the 2017 Primary - WNYC
Upcoming City Council Forums, Debates, Meet & Greets - Bklyner
Take the money and run for office: The industry’s City Council bets - The Real Deal
Women Could Soon Hold Just 9 Seats on 51-Member City Council - New York Observer
Local Elections Matter: NOW-NYC’s Voter Guide - National Organization for Women
Not Now, Not Ever! Candidates We Must Stop - National Organization for Women
The Dwindling Ranks of Women on the New York City Council - WNYC
As Speaker Race Heats Up, Gender Disparity in the City Council is on Display - City & State NY
Who Will Be The Next City Council Speaker? - Gothamist
'Vote for the City You Want': NYC Votes Launches Citywide Ad Campaign - NYC Campaign Finance Board
State Assembly members running for City Council seats have missed votes due to lousy attendance records - New York Daily News
In New York, Race Heats Up for City Council Speaker - Wall Street Journal
Correction Officers Union endorses in Council primary races - Politico
New York voter registration deadline, how it works - AM New York
Public Funding Reports For City Council Candidates In Brooklyn Reveal Some Surprises - Kings County Politics
Key 2017 New York City Council Primaries By District - City & State NY
Campaign Finance Board names City Council debate sponsors - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Matching funds for dummies - City & State NY
20 Races to Watch in the 2017 City Election Cycle - Gotham Gazette
Campaign Finance Board Announces City Council Candidate Community Forum Sponsors - CBS New York

July
Voters to Get a Crack at Council Candidates at CFB Forums - NY Observer
Police Union Seeks Role in City Council Elections - Wall Street Journal
NYC hotel workers union to fund primary elections backing City Council candidates - New York Daily News
Council Speaker Contenders Spread the Wealth to Colleagues - Gotham Gazette
SHEROES OF NY Launches as the First Bipartisan Campaign of Women Candidates - ABC Eyewitness News
DC 37 Endorsements for the Sept. 12 City Primary - DC37
2017 Elections: How Matching Funds Spread the Wealth - NYC Campaign Finance Board
2017 Elections: Small-Dollar Contribution Leaders as of July 14 - NYC Campaign Finance Board
Who Represents Me: Demystifying The City Council - NYers for Parks
Horse Carriage Opponents Releasing New TV Ad - NY1
Labor groups pool resources for 2017 City Council elections - New York Daily News

June
High Participation in Campaign Matching Funds, But Several Big Name Opt-Outs - Gotham Gazette
Reform Party Names Citywide Slate of Candidates - Bronx Chronicle
Corey Johnson’s Very Busy Campaign Weekend - Gotham Gazette

Muslim Democratic Club of New York Prepares for City Races During Ramadan - NY Observer
Central Labor Council Makes Initial Endorsements in 36 Council Races - NYCCLC

May
The May Money Race in 'Open' City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Campaign finance tracker: City Council speaker's race - Politico
Running for Office: Who Can Give to NYC Candidates - NYC Campaign Finance Board
32BJ Members Endorse Candidates in NYC & NY State Races – 32BJ SEIU
DA, Sheepshead Bay, Brownsville and Bay Ridge Races Make the News - Kings County Politics

April
Working Families Party endorsing 4 for open City Council seats - New York Daily News
The hypocrisy of the city council campaign-finance program - New York Post
City Council Members Opt Out of Campaign Finance Program
- Gotham Gazette
Consulting Firm with Deep City Ties Adds New Class of Clients, Looks National - Gotham Gazette

March
Latino Voters and the 2017 New York City Elections – Gotham Gazette
Five Leaders on New York’s Five Boroughs – The New York Times
Small Donor Contribution Leaders for 2017 Elections – NYC Campaign Finance Board
Candidates for 2017 City Elections – Gotham Gazette
The March Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
Fox Out Funds Cumbo; Eugene, Menchaca Sit Pretty & More – Kings County Politics
Donovan Endorses McCabe, Butler Slams Trump & More – Kings County Politics

February
Community Group Endorses Four Women of Color for ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
City Council Draws New Crop of Candidates: State Lawmakers. (Pay Doesn’t Hurt.) – The New York Times
El-Yateem Throws Hat In The Ring, Butler Gets Labor Endorsements & More – Kings County Politics
Brannan, Menchaca Lead Way With Small Donor Contributions – Kings County Politics
32BJ Endorses Slate of Progressive Leaders for Re-election in NYC Races – 32BJ SEIU
Conservation voters release City Council scorecard – League of Conservation Voters
The Early Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette

January

CFB Launches NYC's 2017 Debate Program – NYC Campaign Finance Board

On the Ballot: State Constitutional Convention

November
New York Voters, Remember to Turn Over Your Ballot! - WNYC
Voters will weigh 3 state proposals on Tuesday - Times Union
Public employee unions make last-ditch push to kill constitutional convention - New York Post
Politics, Money, and the ‘Spirit of the Law:’ Why New York Needs a Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
The case for a New York constitutional convention: Vote yes on Proposal No. 1 - New York Daily News
Why Tenants Should Vote Against a Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
The constitutional convention debate: A guide to what's true, and what's not - Politico
Question facing voters: Should corrupt public officials be stripped of pensions? - Buffalo News
Constitutional Convention: Thanks, but No Thanks - The New York Times
Constitutional Convention question heading for landslide defeat, Siena finds - Politico

October
Fear vs. Hope: Battle Lines Drawn Over a Constitutional Convention - The New York Times
Yes or No? Three Questions on the Back of Your November Ballot - Gotham Gazette
What’s The [DATA] Point? 1936 - Gotham Gazette
Queens leaders mostly oppose ‘ConCon 2017’ - Queens Chronicle
Convention opponents outspend supporters in state referendum - Buffalo News
City Council speaker candidates jointly oppose constitutional convention - New York Daily News
Fear of a better N.Y. behind Constitutional convention opponents - New York Daily News
Myths and realities of a constitutional convention - Newsday
Marijuana legalization advocates press for constitutional convention - Buffalo News
Dark money shows up in constitutional convention debate - Politico
Unions Continue To Fund Anti-Con Con Push - State of Politics
Mayor Brown, Cuomo's party chair, opposes constitutional convention - Buffalo News
New York Constitutional Convention Vote Raises Concern Over Pensions - Wall Street Journal
A chance to drain New York's political swamp - Crain's New York
Corruption an argument for, against state Constitutional Convention - Daily Freeman
The Pros and Cons of a ConCon? - The Indypendent
A con con threatens N.Y. workers’ rights - New York Daily News
Bills to bar incumbents from constitutional reform panel blocked - Newsday
Support for constitutional convention dips to new low in Siena poll - Politico

September
Skelos decision shows need for a constitutional convention, reformers say - Crain's New York
What would they do at a con-con? Rockefeller Institute has some ideas - Times Union
Most top state Democrats absent from convention debate - Politico Pro
Democrats would have advantage in constitutional convention delegate races - Politico Pro
Fearlessly seize the chance to launch a state constitutional convention - New York Daily News
Davis Declares Con-Con Victory, Withdraws Lawsuit - State of Politics
Women must edit N.Y.’s constitution - New York Daily News
Levy: Constitutional convention can bring about long-overdue reforms to Albany - Long Island Business News
More voters favor holding state Constitutional Convention: poll - New York Post

August
Don't be conned by state con - Riverdale Press
Strange bedfellows emerge as debate intensifies over convention vote - CNHI
New York Is About to Vote on a Constitutional Convention: Here’s Why You Should Care - Village Voice
Shadow of 1967 hovers over convention debate - Politico
Davis will appeal decision on ConCon ballot placement - Times Union
New York voters have chance to vote on constitutional convention this year - WHEC News 10
Convention opponents assail 'special interests' while spending big bucks - Politico
Voters being asked to change N.Y. constitution -- why it matters to you - Staten Island Advance
New Yorkers divided over need for state constitutional convention - ABC News
There Will Be Three Big Questions on Your Ballot in November - Gotham Gazette
2017 Proposed Constitutional Amendments - New York State Board of Elections
Farmers join push against constitutional convention - Times Union

July
Abolish the state Legislature: Focus a constitutional convention on addressing the root cause of New York State's dysfunction - New York Daily News
Blair Horner: The Fight Over The Constitutional Convention Heats Up - WAMC
New York’s Political Establishment, Activists Spar Over Constitutional Convention - Wall Street Journal
Rouse N.Y.'s sleeping powers with a people's convention to fix our broken state Constitution - New York Daily News
Pension Issue Surreptitiously Drives New York ConCon Politics - City & State NY
Delegate Election Date Should Sway Progressive Con Con Opponents - Gotham Gazette
A Constitutional Convention for New York? This May Be the Year - The New York Times
What’s a Constitutional Convention Cost? We Can’t Afford to Not Hold One - Gotham Gazette
Pot legalization activist sees convention as best path forward - Politico

June
Making the Case for a Constitutional Convention - Spectrum News
Tired of New York’s Corrupt, Plodding ‘Progressivism’? Call a Constitutional Convention - Village Voice
Broad coalition forms to fight constitutional convention - Times Union
State Bar Overwhelmingly Approves Constitutional Convention - New York Law Journal
City Bar's Support of Constitutional Convention Is Flawed - New York Law Journal
City Bar Association Backs Con Con - State of Politics

May - February
Rockefeller Institute bloggers: We need a ConCon - Times Union
Battle lines form over push to update N.Y. Constitution - Daily Star
New York debates having its own constitutional convention - Constitution Daily
10 Bold or Bizarre Proposals for a New York Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
As Legislative Leaders Warn of Con Con Dangers, Good Government Groups Come Out in Favor – Gotham Gazette
Democratic lawmaker warns against convention to change NY constitution – New York Daily News
PAC pushes for constitutional convention to overhaul Albany - Newsday
Lawmakers, advocates of worker rights fear change to N.Y. Constitution - New York Daily News
If You Want To Fix Albany, Dare To Dream Of A Constitutional Convention – Village Voice
As Con Con Debate Heats Up, Heastie Declares Opposition – Gotham Gazette

Brooklyn Borough President

Brooklyn president scrambles for donations before rule change - New York Post
GOP Borough President candidate Vito Bruno hosts Bay Ridge meet and greet
 - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Five Leaders on New York’s Five Boroughs – The New York Times
Brooklyn BP Eric Adams will probably not get a Primary Opponent – Kings County Politics

Brooklyn District Attorney

Candidates in Brooklyn DA Democratic primary slug it out in NY1 debate - NY1
Can Anyone Defeat Eric Gonzalez for Brooklyn DA? - Gotham Gazette
Eric Gonzalez for Brooklyn District Attorney - The New York Times

New York City Council: Brooklyn

City Council District 33
Neighborhoods: Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg.
Political Novice Inspired by Clinton's Loss Takes on Greenpoint Councilman - DNAinfo
City Council Candidate Finds Bomb Threat In Queens Mailbox - CBS New York
Political Novice Inspired by Clinton's Loss Takes on Greenpoint Councilman - DNAinfo
City Council Candidate Finds Bomb Threat In Queens Mailbox - CBS New York

City Council District 34
Neighborhoods: Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood
Community Group Endorses Four Women of Color for ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette

City Council District 35
Neighborhoods: Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant

November
Could a Democratic Socialist Actually Win a Spot on City Council? - New York Magazine
‘Crazy Green Party Dude’ Wages Grassroots Fight in Brooklyn Council Race - City Limits
Arrest of City Council candidate at Bedford-Union Armory protest draws criticism - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

October
Don’t Forget: Cumbo Won with Promise of 100% Affordability at Armory - Gotham Gazette

September - After the Primary Election

Ede Fox Unsuccessful in Second Attempt at Election to City Council - Gotham Gazette
De Blasio sells incumbent's victory in Brooklyn as mandate for armory project - Crain's New York
Cumbo wins decisively in Crown Heights despite contentious development proposal - Politico

September - Before the Primary Election
Stay on de Blasio’s good side or else, says top City Council aide - New York Post

August
Vote 2017: 35th District City Council seat - News 12 Brooklyn
City Council Races 2017: Better to Fight Developers than to Join 'Em - WNYC
Heated Rematch in Central Brooklyn, Where Incumbent Seeks to Hold City Council Seat
De Blasio team supports Council incumbent in race defined by his development agenda - Politico
Bill De Blasio Supporting Laurie Cumbo In City Council Race: Report - Patch
Rep. Jeffries Endorses Council Member Cumbo for Reelection - Gotham Gazette
35th CD Race: Hotly Contested…But will battle bring out the voters? - Our Times Press
Rare Green Party Primary in Brooklyn City Council Race - Gotham Gazette

July - June
Cumbo, Fox Trade Barbs, 35th District City Council Race Grows Contentious - Kings County Politics
35th District City Council Candidates Weigh In On Privatizing NYCHA Property - Kings County Politics
35th District City Council Race: Cumbo, Fox Line Up Big Endorsements - Kings County Politics
Ede Fox hopes TWU support drives her to primary win - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Cumbo, Fox Weigh In On Closing Rikers Island - Kings County Politics
Cumbo wins support from LGBTQ council colleagues - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Kevin Parker’s Cousin, Christine Parker, Turns Republican & Enters City Council Race - Kings County Politics
Council Challenger Demands Speedy Vote on Bedford Union Armory - City Limits

May - March
Brooklyn GOP endorses Christine Parker for City Council - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Fox To Cumbo: The Bedford-Union Armory Debacle Is All On You - Kings County Politics
Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo takes stand against Brooklyn armory conversion pushed by de Blasio administration – New York Daily News
Cumbo to oppose Bedford Armory project, after hesitating for months - Politics
Election Rematch: Fox Challenges Cumbo, Calling Herself The ‘True Advocate’ of Affordable Housing - Kings County Politics
Meet The Democratic Socialist Running For City Council In Brooklyn – Gothamist
Cumbo's Brooklyn Council Seat Faces Challengers Opposed to Armory Deal – DNAinfo
Fox Out Funds Cumbo; Eugene, Menchaca Sit Pretty & More – Kings County Politics
Fox Unveils Exploratory Committee In Challenge To Cumbo – Kings County Politics
City Council Primaries 2017: Sources Say Fox To Challenge Cumbo – Kings County Politics

City Council District 36
Neighborhoods: Bedford Stuyvesant, Crown Heights
Robert Cornegy Jr. rebounds as New York City councilman - The Undefeated
Cornegy Straddles Queens/Brooklyn Line In Speaker Race - Kings County Politics

City Council District 37
Neighborhoods: Cypress Hills, Bushwick, City Line, Ocean Hill, Brownsville, East New York
Transgender City Council candidate Persephone Smith says she’s proof Trump is wrong on military ban - AM New York

City Council District 38
Neighborhoods: Red Hook, Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace
City Council Races 2017: Tensions Rise Among Immigrants
Incumbent Brooklyn City Council Rep Attempts to Fend Off Prominent Challengers - Gotham Gazette
NYC Ferry improvements, other transportation ideas floated by Menchaca ahead of primary - AM New York
Ortiz Gets Council Endorsement From NYC Asian American Democratic Club - Kings County Politics
Violation-Plagued Landlord's Council Bid Takes on 'Terrible' State of NYCHA - DNAinfo
Track The Money Flowing Into This Heated Sunset Park City Council Race - DNAinfo
Bernie Sanders group backs Menchaca for Council – Politico
Make the Road Action apoya a Menchaca - El Diario
State Lawmakers Back Council Incumbent Over Ortiz - State of Politics
PBA puts money where its mouth is - Brooklyn Daily
Miao Presents Alternative Immigration VIews In Sunset Park City Council Race - Kings County Politics
Rivals' Fundraising Puts Council Incumbent Carlos Menchaca on Notice - DNAinfo
38th District City Council Race: Menchaca Stands Strong For Immigrants - Kings County Politics
38th District City Council Race: Felix Ortiz Rising - Kings County Politics
U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler endorses Carlos Menchaca for City Council - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Assemblymember Felix Ortiz officially announces his bid for 38th Council District seat - Brooklyn Reporter
Council candidate on city’s ‘bad landlord’ list - Brooklyn Daily
A guide to current candidates for the 38th Council District seat - Brooklyn Reporter
Chinese-American Chris Miao Takes On Menchaca - Kings County Politics
Menchaca Announces Re-Election Bid As Ortiz Rumors Grow – Kings County Politics
Latino Voters and the 2017 New York City Elections – Gotham Gazette
Get On The Bus With City Council Candidate Delvis Veldes – Kings County Politics
Fox Out Funds Cumbo; Eugene, Menchaca Sit Pretty & More – Kings County Politics
Former assemblymember Javier Nieves throws hat in 38th District Council race – Brooklyn Reporter
'Absent' councilwoman wants her seat back – Crain’s NY
Delvis Valdes announces run for 38th District Council seat – Brooklyn Reporter
Valdes Officially Announces His Challenge to Menchaca for the 38th District Council Seat – Kings County Politics
Menchaca Walls Himself In – Kings County Politics
Brannan, Menchaca Lead Way With Small Donor Contributions – Kings County Politics
Menchaca To Possible Rivals: Bring It On – Kings County Politics

City Council District 39
Neighborhoods: Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington
The hypocrisy of the city council campaign-finance program - New York Post

City Council District 40
Neighborhoods: Ditmas Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park South

After the Primary
A Dramatic Final Square-Off in Flatbush’s Council Race - City Limits
Challenger in Central Brooklyn Council Race Gets Key Backing - City Limits
Flatbush Council Race Splits Democratic Party Into Establishment Versus Reform as Election Day Approaches
 - Bklyner
Cunningham Third Party Campaign Picks Up Steam - Kings County Politics
Eugene Challenger to Run on Third Party After Primary Loss in Flatbush - DNAinfo
Cunningham Takes On Eugene, WFP Sits On Their Hands - Kings County Politics

Before the Primary
Meet Your Candidate: Brian Cunningham For Flatbush’s District 40 - Bklyner
Challengers in Flatbush Council Race Raise Tens of Thousands of Dollars - DNAinfo
Housing Pressures Drive Bids to Oust Flatbush Councilmember - City Limits
Cunningham Comes Up Empty In Public Matching Funds - Kings County Politics
Raymond Slides Into Financial Forefront, Eugene Suddenly Appears Vulnerable
Brian Cunningham Puts His Heart, Brain & Soul Into City Council Race - Kings County Politics
Flatbush City Council Candidates Square Off Over Affordable Housing - Kings County Politics
Ditmas Park’s City Council Candidates Debate Major Issues - BKLYNER
40th City Council Debate This Monday at 7pm – Submit Your Questions - BKLYNER
Fox Out Funds Cumbo; Eugene, Menchaca Sit Pretty & More – Kings County Politics
10 Questions For Ditmas Park City Council Candidate Pia Raymond – BKLYNR

City Council District 41 (open seat)
Neighborhoods: Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ocean Hill-Brownsville, East Flatbush, Crown Heights

September  - After the Primary Election
'Tears of Joy,' Hope for a District in Alicka Samuel's Win - Gotham Gazette
Ampry-Samuel Wins Democratic Primary - Kings County Politics

September - August
Huge Field in Primary Fight for Brownsville Council District - City Limits
Ampry-Samuel Refutes She’ll Be ‘Rubber Stamp’ To De Blasio - Kings County Politics
City Council Races 2017: Talent in Brownsville - WNYC
Meet the District 41 Council Candidates and See Where the Money Comes From - DNAinfo
Samuel Nabs De Blasio Endorsement A Week Before Primary - Kings County Politics
City Council Primary Race Twist: Only 2 Candidates Receive Matching Funds - Kings County Politics

July - June
Numbers Favor A Two-Women Race in 41st District City Council Primary - Kings County Politics
Labor groups pool resources for 2017 City Council elections - New York Daily News
Fire In Brownsville Candidate’s Office Deemed Accidental - Kings County Politics
Butler Puts Forth Education Policy Plan For City Council District 41 - Kings County Politics
Uncle Roy Is Ready To Serve Brownsville - Kings County Politics
Fire damages campaign headquarters of Brooklyn City Council candidate - New York Daily News

May - April
Alicka Ampry-Samuel: Utilizes Brownsville Hometown Advantage In City Council Race - Kings County Politics
Filings Show Samuel, Butler and Olivera Ahead In Money Train – Kings County Politics
The May Money Race in 'Open' City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Day Care Owner Hopes to Put Families First in City Council Bid - DNAinfo
Berneda Jackson, a Republican hoping to bring success back to Brownsville – Kings County Politics
DA, Sheepshead Bay, Brownsville and Bay Ridge Races Make the News - Kings County Politics
Working Families Party endorsing 4 for open City Council seats - New York Daily News
Election Rematch: Fox Challenges Cumbo, Calling Herself The ‘True Advocate’ of Affordable Housing - Kings County Politics

March

Cory Provost Wants to “Engage, Employ and Empower People” – Kings County Politics
East Flatbush District Leader Gears up for City Council Race – DNAinfo
City’s progressive lawmakers endorse three women for open Council seats – NY Daily News
Fox Out Funds Cumbo; Eugene, Menchaca Sit Pretty & More – Kings County Politics
Butler Wants To Continue His Community Work in City Council – Kings County Politics
41st District City Council Race: Don’t Count Out Deidre Olivera – Kings County Politics
Donovan Endorses McCabe, Butler Slams Trump & More – Kings County Politics
Bed-Stuy's Community Board District Manager Launches Bid for City Council – DNAinfo
Samuel Brings Brownsville Unity In City Council Campaign Kickoff – Kings County Politic

February
El-Yateem Throws Hat In The Ring, Butler Gets Labor Endorsements & More – Kings County Politics
Samuel, Butler Weigh In On Bed-Stuy, Brownsville Student Homelessness – Kings County Politics
The Early Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
Olivera Opens Campiagn Office – Kings County Politics
41st District City Council Race: Provost, Butler Move To Front Of Pack – Kings County Politics

City Council District 42
Neighborhoods: East New York, New Lots, Remsen Village, Spring Creek, Starrett City
District Data: Dynastic District 42 Votes After Big Rezoning Next Door - City Limits
Hormeku’s Fundraising Could Spell Problems For Inez Barron - Kings County Politics
Hormeku Leads New Wave Of Black Leadership - Kings County Politics
Mawuli Hormeku Challenges Inez Barron for East New York City Council Seat – Kings County Politics

City Council District 43 (open seat)
Neighborhoods: Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton

November
New York City Heads to Polls to Vote for Mayor, Council - Wall Street Journal
PAC Money Aids Qugalione In Last Minute Mailer - Kings County Politics

October
Schumer endorses Brannan for City Council - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Ridge Council race heats up at BRCC debate - Brooklyn Reporter
Republican Ridge candidate hides party: Dem - Brooklyn Daily
Reform Party candidate alleges exclusion from Dyker debate - Brooklyn Reporter
Brannan Brings Out Dem Heavyweights For Campaign Kickoff - Kings County Politics
Brannan, Quaglione Verbally Joust At Dyker Heights Civic Association - Kings County Politics
Here are the only competitive City Council races in New YorkBrannan Vs. Quaglione: A Bay Ridge Tale Of The Tape - Kings County Politics

September  - After the Primary Election
Brannan brings lively resume to council race - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brannan an easy victor in Democratic primary in Bay Ridge, Dyker, Bensonhurst - Brooklyn Reporter

September - Before the Primary Election 
Brooklyn Council District Stands Alone as Site of Two Party Primaries - City Limits
Vote 2017: 43rd District Republican primary - News 12 Brooklyn
An Outsider Tries to Crash the Democratic Party - WNYC
Our sit-down with Bay Ridge Council Candidate Nancy Tong - Brooklyn Daily
Meet Your Candidate: John Quaglione For Bay Ridge’s District 43 - Bklyner
Bay Ridge City Council hopefuls get last chance to debate - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Khader El-Yateem Could Be the First Socialist Palestinian Pastor on the City Council - Village Voice

August
Candidate says he loves Bernie Sanders. Why didn't he vote for him? - Crain's New York
Insiders call ‘shenanigans’ on Conservative Party’s Ridge Council candidate - Brooklyn Daily
Former City Council staffer with autism accuses candidate Justin Brannan of bullying - New York Daily News
John Quaglione supporters attend campaign rally at Bay Ridge Manor - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
City Council Race Gets Down & Dirty Moving Into Homestretch​ - Kings County Politics
Brannan Gets Nadler Endorsement Heading Into Homestretch - Kings County Politics
Our sit-down with Bay Ridge Council candidate Rev. Khader El-Yateem - Brooklyn Daily
Justin Brannan lands major endorsement from the United Federation of Teachers - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
VIDEO: Nine candidates for 43rd District Council duke it out at debate - Brooklyn Reporter
City Council Candidate Liam McCabe opens new campaign headquarters - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
City Council District 43 Candidates Round Up - Kings County Politics
Southwest Brooklyn Council race gets largest payout of city matching funds - Brooklyn Reporter
District 43 City Council Candidates Bring Home Public Campaign Finance Bacon - Kings County Politics
Meet Your Candidate: Justin Brannan For Bay Ridge’s District 43 - BKLYNER

July
Brooklyn City Council Candidate Accused of Failing to Disclose Campaign Expenses - NY Observer
43rd District City Council Race: Chirico Rolls Out Property Tax Reduction Plan - Kings County Politics
Tong Pushes Back Against Bill Categorizing Asians & Pacific Islanders - Kings County Politics
Two more candidates join crowded field in Bay Ridge race - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Bay Ridge City Council Candidate Khader El-Yateem Thinks Southwest Brooklyn Is Ready For Socialism - Gothamist
James endorses Brannan for Bay Ridge’s council seat - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Meet Your Candidate: Kevin Peter Carroll For Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights & Bay Ridge - Bklyner
Dem District 43 City Council Race Petitioning Shows No Clear Favorites - Kings County Politics
El-Yateem will file 2,850 petition signatures to get on ballot - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Meet Your Candidate: Liam McCabe For Bensonhurst’s District 43 - BKLYNER
Transport Workers Union backs Brannan for City Council, candidate announces - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
43rd District City Council Candidates Split Along Party Lines - Kings County Politics

June
Brooklyn Conservative Party endorses Ray Denaro for City Council - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Chirico Comes Late To Primary Dance With Solid Credentials & Experience - Kings County Politics
Nancy Tong: Community Trailblazer Could Be Brooklyn’s First Asian-American Lawmaker - Kings County Politics
El-Yateem’s socialist endorsement rankles Capano - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brannan gains ally in fight for city subway control - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Substance Abuse Center Head To El-Yateem: Where’s the money? - Kings County Politics
Albanese backs Carroll for City Council - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Democratic Socialists vow ground war to help elect El-Yateem - Kings County Politics
Petitioning Starts in 43rd District City Council Race - Kings County Politcs
Brooklyn Tea Party endorses McCabe for council - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Curtis Sliwa backing Capano for City Council - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Kevin Peter Carroll’s Action Plan In Bay Ridge City Council Race - Kings County Politics

May
Justin Brannan Engages Community In Bay Ridge City Council Race - Kings County Politics
Bay Ridge’s two-party system highlights race for Gentile seat - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
District 43 City Council Race 2017 Round-Up - Kings County Politics
The May Money Race in 'Open' City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Tong fundraising kicks into high gear – Kings County Politics
Tong’s Haul Moves Her Into Contention – Kings County Politics
Immigrant Activist Group Backs Palestinian Candidate for City Council – NY Observer
Immigration Advocacy Group Endorses El-Yateem Without Interviewing Tong – Kings County Politics
District 43 City Council forum combines both party candidates – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Teen Republican Club Hosts Debate For GOP City Council Candidates – Bklyner
Quaglione Discusses Seniors, Schools & Opioid Addiction – Kings County Politics
Capano Talks Issues At Narrows Coffee Shop – Kings County Politics
43rd District Council candidates describe key aspects of platforms at Shore Hill forum – Brooklyn Reporter
El-Yateem’s City Council Bid is about bringing community together – Kings County Politics
McCabe talks issues & discusses plans for 43rd District City Council seat – Kings County Politics
43rd District City Council race: Three GOP candidates debate issues – Kings County Politics
Bay Ridge City Council candidate El-Yateem buys house in Staten Island – Kings County Politics
Chirico enters Bay Ridge Fray, Brannan bangs At GOP – Kings County Politics
Bay Ridge council candidates reach out to progressives
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle
City Council candidate gives R train passengers a lift - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
DA, Sheepshead Bay, Brownsville and Bay Ridge Races Make the News
- Kings County Politics

April
Brooklyn Republican Party to hold City Council debate on May 4 - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Palestinian Democrat Running for NYC Council Announces ‘100 Percent’ Support for BDS - New York Observer
El-Yateem boasts of ability to attract GOP voters - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
With four months to go till Primary Day, Ridge City Council candidates begin making their pitch - Brooklyn Reporter
Palestinian Lutheran Minister Runs for New York City Council to Speak ‘Absent Voice’ - NBC News
Bay Ridge Candidates On Breast Milk, Bikes, Garbage & Education Funding - Kings County Politics

March

Kings County GOP coalition endorses Bob Capano – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
McCabe, Quaglione, Capano All Active, Brannan’s Grassroots Campaign Grows – Kings County Politics
City’s progressive lawmakers endorse three women for open Council seats – NY Daily News
Rev. El-Yateem leads council field in campaign fundraising – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
From Bethlehem to the Big Apple: An Arab American’s historic run for New York City Council – Arab News
El-Yateem, McCabe, Quaglione Lead Fundraising In 43rd District City Council Race – Kings County Politics
Arab-American group may have violated nonprofit ethics law: watchdog – New York Post
Capano, Brannan, McCabe Talk Issues – Kings County Politics
Quaglione holds kickoff fundraiser in bid for council seat – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Donovan endorses McCabe for City Council – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Donovan Endorses McCabe, Butler Slams Trump & More – Kings County Politics
Curtis Sliwa helps Capano launch council campaign – Brooklyn Daily Eagle

February
Councilman puts former staffer vying for his job on payroll – New York Post
Rev. El-Yateem kicks off city council campaign – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Candidates jockey for position in Bay Ridge council race – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
El-Yateem Makes History As First Palestinian Arab-American To Run For City Council – Kings County Politics
More candidates emerging in race to fill Gentile seat – Brooklyn Reporter
McCabe touts Storobin’s endorsement – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
El-Yateem Throws Hat In The Ring, Butler Gets Labor Endorsements & More – Kings County Politics
Brannan, Menchaca Lead Way With Small Donor Contributions – Kings County Politics
Abbate Enters Race, Tong Stiffed & Other South Brooklyn Political Intrigue – Kings County Politics
Carroll Jumps Into The Bay Ridge City Council Fray – Kings County Politics
El-Yateem Mulls Bay Ridge City Council Seat, Sarsour A No Show – Kings County Politics
Brannan Calls On Sanitation to Get Retailers to Clear Icy Sidewalks – Kings County Politics
McCabe Gets Storobin Endorsement – Kings County Politics
Four Candidates Ramp Up Campaigns To Replace Gentile In City Council – BKLYNER
A Republican Power Struggle Brews in Brooklyn – New York Observer
GOP Field Set: Quaglione, McCabe Throw Hats In Ring for Bay Ridge City Council Seat – Kings County Politics

January
South Brooklyn Politics: Tong Enters Race For Gentile’s Seat – Kings County Politics
Justin Brannan raises $57,000 for council run – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Carroll hopes to join cousin as Bay Ridge elected official – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
McCabe throws his hat into ring for council seat – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Quaglione announces City Council run – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Tong enters crowded field in Bay Ridge council race – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Arab-American leader said to be eyeing City Council run – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brannan kicks off fundraising for City Council run – Brooklyn Daily Eagle
43rd City Council District Race: Draft Liam McCabe Movement Grows – Kings County Politics
43rd City Council Race: Brannan, Capano Jump Out of the Gate Galloping – Kings County Politics
Sarsour, Brannan on Collision Course to Replace Gentile? – Gotham Gazette

City Council District 44
Neighborhoods: Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood, Ocean Parkway
The fight for Borough Park is among this election year's nastiest - Politico
Lawmaker funneled government funds to help son: docs - New York Post
Hikind’s Street Cleaning Idea Gathers Steam, Yeger Releases Traffic Congestion Reduction Plan - Kings County Politics
City Council candidate reaped benefits of dad’s campaign money through non-profit - New York Post
Yoni Hikind Files Massive $250K War Chest, Yeger In A Freefall - Kings County Politics
Council candidate makes false endorsement claims - Crain's New York
Yeger Proposes New Parks, Yoni Hikind Proposes End Of Alternate Side Of The Street Parking - Kings County Politics
Yoni Hikind announces run for City Council seat - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Assemblyman Dov Hikind’s son, Yoni, jumps in race for City Councilman David Greenfield’s seat - New York Daily News
Bitter Feud Divides New York’s Orthodox Jewish Politicians - The New York Times
David Greenfield’s Hand-Picked Successor On City Council Once Worked For Met Council - Forward
Yeger touting community credentials in council race - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
David Greenfield Appointment As Met Council Chief Still Needs Approval From City And State Monitors - Forward
Councilman's explanation for handing seat to pal doesn't hold up - Crain's New York
Greenfield fundraising dropped off months before retirement announcement - City & State NY
NY1 Online: Greenfield's explanation - NY1
Democrat Councilman David Greenfield locks in colleague to run for his Brooklyn seat, sparking backlash - New York Daily News
Brooklyn Councilman Exits Race Just After Deadline, Allowing Handpicked Successor - WNYC
Team Greenfield Money Machine Defends Itself On Fundraising Practices - Kings County Politics
Pol With Power Over NYC Zoning Has Undeclared Political Committee Full of Real Estate Cash - New York Observer
The hypocrisy of the city council campaign-finance program - New York Post
Council Member Airs Weekly Radio Show Through Campaign Funds
 – Gotham Gazette

City Council District 45
Neighborhoods: Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood, Canarsie
The Evolution of a Brooklyn Progressive - Gay City News
In crowded speaker's race, one councilman's conservative views may be a deal breaker - Politico
Flatbush City Council Candidates Square Off Over Affordable Housing - Kings County Politics
Jumaane Williams staffer's campaign email may flout ethics rules - DNAinfo

City Council District 46
Neighborhoods: Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Sheepshead Bay
(There are no stories for this district at this time, but check the multiple races category)

City Council District 47
Neighborhoods: Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, Sea Gate
Brooklyn Councilman’s Political Club Uses His City Email in Letter Soliciting Funds – New York Observer

City Council District 48
Neighborhoods: Brighton Beach, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Terrace, Sheepshead Bay
Blast From The Past: Bloomberg Endorses Deutsch In Sheepshead Bay Race - Kings County Politics
Deutsch Fact Checks Saperstein Allegations Made In KCP Interview - Kings County Politics
48th Council District Candidate Interview: Chaim Deutsch - Kings County Politics
Yeger declines to run against Deutsch after Greenfield announcement - Politico
Saperstein: Deutsch is failing to address Brooklyn's homelessness - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
City Council candidate Steve Saperstein calls for city-run transit system - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Yeger Rips Deutsch In Prelude To Sheepshead Bay City Council Race - Kings County Politics
Deutsch Sews Up Mike Nelson, Mark-Viverito Support – Kings County Politics
Possible Deutsch challenger gets support from nearby incumbents – Brooklyn Daily
Early Endorsements Could Score KO Win For Deutsch In Primary - Kings County Politics
DA, Sheepshead Bay, Brownsville and Bay Ridge Races Make the News - Kings County Politics
Republican candidate Steve Saperstein runs for City Council – Brooklyn Daily Eagle

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Multiple Races

November
The Council Races to Watch on Election Day - City Limits
New York Daily News' picks for City Council - New York Daily News
Make sure you have a voting plan - Amsterdam News
NYC election day: Mayor, City Council members, more up for re-election - AM New York
Competitive races: The final campaign finance filings before Election Day - Politico
Key 2017 New York Election Races to Watch - City & State NY
Your Guide to Who is Running in Every 2017 Race - City Limits
Election 2017: So, Who Are Those Judges You’ll Have to Vote On? - City Limits

October
As General Election Nears, Experts Say Some Races Could be Competitive - New York Observer
Looking Back, and Ahead, with Women Who Lost City Council Races - Gotham Gazette
It’s Not Too Late to Start Paying Attention to the City Elections - Here’s How - Gotham Gazette
Data Drop: Some NYC Neighborhoods Have Less Representation at the Ballot Box - City Limits
Only Race in Town: Who Will Be Next Council Speaker in New York? - The New York Times
Who's trending in the NYC Council Speaker's Race? - City & State NY
Here are the only competitive City Council races in New York

September - After the Primary Election
10 Races & More to Watch in the General Election - Gotham Gazette
Council Incumbents Appear to Have Survived Primary Challenges - City Limits
Hot Council primary races may have boosted turnout, analysis shows - Politico Pro
Candidates for 2017 City Elections - Gotham Gazette
2017 Primary Results: Who Won Where - WNYC
Local Issues Dominate New York City Council Elections - The New York Times
NYC Primary 2017: Nail-Biter City Council Races and the Díaz Dynasty - WNYC
Max & Murphy Podcast: What Happened on Primary Day & What It Means - Gotham Gazette
Here are the takeaways from primary election's sad turnout - New York Daily News
Women’s Voice Remains Faint in Politics - The New York Times
Women lose ground in the New York City Council, even if Chin and Ayala win - City & State NY
The 'Bernie Sanders Left' did not lose Brooklyn council race - Crain's New York
Primary night winners and losers (not just the candidates) - Crain's New York
Meet The Three State Legislators Likely Heading To The City Council - Gotham Gazette
Race and the City Council speaker race​ - Amsterdam News
DC 37-backed Candidates Win in Four Key City Council Races - DC 37

September - Before the Primary Election
Primary Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know for Tuesday’s Vote - Village Voice
LGBTQ, Progressive Groups Take the Battle to Three Bronx Council Districts - Gay City News
New York primaries: What to know about this year's races - AM New York
Which Councilmembers and Candidates in Nabes Targeted for Rezoning Take the Most Real-Estate Donations? - City Limits
Candidate Endorsements in the 2017 City Elections - Gotham Gazette
Citizen Action of New York Announces Endorsements of Progressive Activists in City Council Races - Citizen Action
Forecasting the Upcoming City Council Gender Imbalance - Gotham Gazette
NYC Campaign Program Boosts Importance of Small Donors - Wall Street Journal
Primary Choices for the New York City Council  - The New York Times
The Daily News’ City Council picks: Bronx - New York Daily News

August
New York City Council Races Where Major Union Endorsements Are Split - City & State NY
Two Weeks to Go: September Primaries in NW Bronx - Norwood News
New York Amsterdam News Endorsements Part One - Amsterdam News
Mass Mailer Loophole Gives State Legislators Advantage in City Council Races - Gotham Gazette
Gov. Cuomo endorses Queens Democrats Adrienne Adams, Peter Koo for City Council primaries - New York Daily News
Our Voter Guide for the 2017 Primary - WNYC
Upcoming City Council Forums, Debates, Meet & Greets - Bklyner
Take the money and run for office: The industry’s City Council bets - The Real Deal
Women Could Soon Hold Just 9 Seats on 51-Member City Council - New York Observer
Local Elections Matter: NOW-NYC’s Voter Guide - National Organization for Women
Not Now, Not Ever! Candidates We Must Stop - National Organization for Women
The Dwindling Ranks of Women on the New York City Council - WNYC
As Speaker Race Heats Up, Gender Disparity in the City Council is on Display - City & State NY
Who Will Be The Next City Council Speaker? - Gothamist
'Vote for the City You Want': NYC Votes Launches Citywide Ad Campaign - NYC Campaign Finance Board
State Assembly members running for City Council seats have missed votes due to lousy attendance records - New York Daily News
In New York, Race Heats Up for City Council Speaker - Wall Street Journal
Correction Officers Union endorses in Council primary races - Politico
New York voter registration deadline, how it works -
AM New York
Key 2017 New York City Council Primaries By District - City & State NY
Campaign Finance Board names City Council debate sponsors - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Matching funds for dummies - City & State NY
20 Races to Watch in the 2017 City Election Cycle - Gotham Gazette
Campaign Finance Board Announces City Council Candidate Community Forum Sponsors - CBS New York

July
Voters to Get a Crack at Council Candidates at CFB Forums - NY Observer
Police Union Seeks Role in City Council Elections - Wall Street Journal
NYC hotel workers union to fund primary elections backing City Council candidates - New York Daily News
Candidates file disclosures with Campaign Finance Board - Bronx Chronicle
Bronx Political Round Up, July 23 - Bronx Chronicle
Who’s Running in The 2017 NYC Primary Elections — Bronx Guide - Bronx Chronicle
Council Speaker Contenders Spread the Wealth to Colleagues - Gotham Gazette
SHEROES OF NY Launches as the First Bipartisan Campaign of Women Candidates - ABC Eyewitness News
DC 37 Endorsements for the Sept. 12 City Primary - DC37
City Council hopefuls submit ballot petitions - Bronx Times
Bronx Political Round-Up, July 17
 - Bronx Chronicle
2017 Elections: How Matching Funds Spread the Wealth - NYC Campaign Finance Board
2017 Elections: Small-Dollar Contribution Leaders as of July 14 - NYC Campaign Finance Board
Bronx Democrats File Petitions - Bronx Chronicle
Bronx Political Round-Up, July 9 - Bronx Chronicle
Who Represents Me: Demystifying The City Council - NYers for Parks
Horse Carriage Opponents Releasing New TV Ad - NY1
Bronx Political Round Up, July 3 - Bronx Chronicle
Labor groups pool resources for 2017 City Council elections - New York Daily News

June - January
High Participation in Campaign Matching Funds, But Several Big Name Opt-Outs - Gotham Gazette
Bronx Political Buzz: LGBT Pride - Bronx Chronicle
Corey Johnson’s Very Busy Campaign Weekend - Gotham Gazette
Reform Party Names Citywide Slate of Candidates - Bronx Chronicle
Central Labor Council Makes Initial Endorsements in 36 Council Races - NYCCLC
The May Money Race in 'Open' City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Campaign finance tracker: City Council speaker's race - Politico
Three More State Legislators Seek City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Running for Office: Who Can Give to NYC Candidates - NYC Campaign Finance Board
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1 Bronx Chronicle
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 2
Bronx Chronicle
32BJ Members Endorse Candidates in NYC & NY State Races
32BJ SEIU
Working Families Party endorsing 4 for open City Council seats - New York Daily News
How Old-School Politics Blocks Progress In The Bronx - Village Voice
Consulting Firm with Deep City Ties Adds New Class of Clients, Looks National - Gotham Gazette
Five Leaders on New York’s Five Boroughs – The New York Times
Small Donor Contribution Leaders for 2017 Elections – NYC Campaign Finance Board
Candidates for 2017 City Elections – Gotham Gazette
The March Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
City’s progressive lawmakers endorse three women for open Council seats – NY Daily News
Community Group Endorses Four Women of Color for ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
City Council Draws New Crop of Candidates: State Lawmakers. (Pay Doesn’t Hurt.) – The New York Times
32BJ Endorses Slate of Progressive Leaders for Re-election in NYC Races – 32BJ SEIU
Conservation voters release City Council scorecard – League of Conservation Voters
The Early Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
Undeclared Council members pull in big fundraising numbers – Politico
CFB Launches NYC's 2017 Debate Program – NYC Campaign Finance Board

On the Ballot: State Constitutional Convention

November
New York Voters, Remember to Turn Over Your Ballot! - WNYC
Voters will weigh 3 state proposals on Tuesday - Times Union
Public employee unions make last-ditch push to kill constitutional convention - New York Post
Politics, Money, and the ‘Spirit of the Law:’ Why New York Needs a Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
The case for a New York constitutional convention: Vote yes on Proposal No. 1 - New York Daily News
Why Tenants Should Vote Against a Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
The constitutional convention debate: A guide to what's true, and what's not - Politico
Question facing voters: Should corrupt public officials be stripped of pensions? - Buffalo News
Constitutional Convention: Thanks, but No Thanks - The New York Times
Constitutional Convention question heading for landslide defeat, Siena finds - Politico

October
Fear vs. Hope: Battle Lines Drawn Over a Constitutional Convention - The New York Times
Yes or No? Three Questions on the Back of Your November Ballot - Gotham Gazette
What’s The [DATA] Point? 1936 - Gotham Gazette
Queens leaders mostly oppose ‘ConCon 2017’ - Queens Chronicle
Convention opponents outspend supporters in state referendum - Buffalo News
City Council speaker candidates jointly oppose constitutional convention - New York Daily News
Fear of a better N.Y. behind Constitutional convention opponents - New York Daily News
Myths and realities of a constitutional convention - Newsday
Marijuana legalization advocates press for constitutional convention - Buffalo News
Dark money shows up in constitutional convention debate
Unions Continue To Fund Anti-Con Con Push
Mayor Brown, Cuomo's party chair, opposes constitutional convention
New York Constitutional Convention Vote Raises Concern Over Pensions
A chance to drain New York's political swamp
Corruption an argument for, against state Constitutional Convention - Daily Freeman
The Pros and Cons of a ConCon? - The Indypendent
A con con threatens N.Y. workers’ rights - New York Daily News
Bills to bar incumbents from constitutional reform panel blocked - Newsday
Support for constitutional convention dips to new low in Siena poll

September
Skelos decision shows need for a constitutional convention, reformers say - Crain's New York
What would they do at a con-con? Rockefeller Institute has some ideas - Times Union
Most top state Democrats absent from convention debate - Politico Pro
Democrats would have advantage in constitutional convention delegate races - Politico Pro
Fearlessly seize the chance to launch a state constitutional convention - New York Daily News
Davis Declares Con-Con Victory, Withdraws Lawsuit - State of Politics
Women must edit N.Y.’s constitution - New York Daily News
Levy: Constitutional convention can bring about long-overdue reforms to Albany - Long Island Business News
More voters favor holding state Constitutional Convention: poll - New York Post

August
Don't be conned by state con - Riverdale Press
Strange bedfellows emerge as debate intensifies over convention vote - CNHI
New York Is About to Vote on a Constitutional Convention: Here’s Why You Should Care - Village Voice
Shadow of 1967 hovers over convention debate - Politico
Davis will appeal decision on ConCon ballot placement - Times Union
New York voters have chance to vote on constitutional convention this year - WHEC News 10
Convention opponents assail 'special interests' while spending big bucks - Politico
Voters being asked to change N.Y. constitution -- why it matters to you - Staten Island Advance
New Yorkers divided over need for state constitutional convention - ABC News
There Will Be Three Big Questions on Your Ballot in November - Gotham Gazette
2017 Proposed Constitutional Amendments - New York State Board of Elections
Farmers join push against constitutional convention - Times Union

July
Abolish the state Legislature: Focus a constitutional convention on addressing the root cause of New York State's dysfunction - New York Daily News
Blair Horner: The Fight Over The Constitutional Convention Heats Up - WAMC
New York’s Political Establishment, Activists Spar Over Constitutional Convention - Wall Street Journal
Rouse N.Y.'s sleeping powers with a people's convention to fix our broken state Constitution - New York Daily News
Pension Issue Surreptitiously Drives New York ConCon Politics - City & State NY
Delegate Election Date Should Sway Progressive Con Con Opponents - Gotham Gazette
A Constitutional Convention for New York? This May Be the Year - The New York Times
What’s a Constitutional Convention Cost? We Can’t Afford to Not Hold One - Gotham Gazette
Pot legalization activist sees convention as best path forward - Politico

June
Making the Case for a Constitutional Convention - Spectrum News
Tired of New York’s Corrupt, Plodding ‘Progressivism’? Call a Constitutional Convention - Village Voice
Broad coalition forms to fight constitutional convention - Times Union
State Bar Overwhelmingly Approves Constitutional Convention - New York Law Journal
City Bar's Support of Constitutional Convention Is Flawed - New York Law Journal
City Bar Association Backs Con Con - State of Politics

May - February
Rockefeller Institute bloggers: We need a ConCon - Times Union
Battle lines form over push to update N.Y. Constitution - Daily Star
New York debates having its own constitutional convention - Constitution Daily
10 Bold or Bizarre Proposals for a New York Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
As Legislative Leaders Warn of Con Con Dangers, Good Government Groups Come Out in Favor – Gotham Gazette
Democratic lawmaker warns against convention to change NY constitution – New York Daily News
PAC pushes for constitutional convention to overhaul Albany - Newsday
Lawmakers, advocates of worker rights fear change to N.Y. Constitution - New York Daily News
If You Want To Fix Albany, Dare To Dream Of A Constitutional Convention – Village Voice
As Con Con Debate Heats Up, Heastie Declares Opposition – Gotham Gazette

Bronx Borough President

The Top Secret Primary for Bronx Borough President - City Limits
Diaz Jr. Rolls Out Campaign Ad in Bronx Borough President Primary Race
 - City & State NY
Bronx Borough President Will Not Challenge NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio - New York Observer
Five Leaders on New York’s Five Boroughs – The New York Times

New York City Council: The Bronx

City Council District 8 (open seat)
Neighborhoods: El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Port Morris

After the Primary Election
A Neck-and-Neck Council Race to Replace Mark-Viverito - City Limits
Rodriguez concedes: Diana Ayala wins primary, will face Republican in November election - Mott Haven Herald
In Surprise to Some, Diana Ayala Appears On Verge of Victory - Gotham Gazette

Before the Primary Election
East Harlem Candidates Get Specific on Housing, Policing - City Limits
City Council Races 2017: Change is Coming to the South Bronx - WNYC
Rodriguez Hasn't Done Enough for 125th St. and Lexington Ave, Opponent Says - DNAinfo
Vote 2017: 8th District City Council seat - News 12 The Bronx
City Council Debate: Democratic fight for Melissa Mark-Viverito's district - NY1
Assemblymember Rodriguez Would Have to Give Up Outside Income If Elected to City Council - Gotham Gazette
For Mark-Viverito’s Seat: Leading Candidates with Long Community Resumes - Gotham Gazette
Council candidate reaches out, one voter at a time - Mott Haven Herald
Hopeful successor to Mark-Viverito touts non-political cred - Mott Haven Herald
Council candidate looks to tap into Assembly experience - Mott Haven Herald
E. Harlem Council Hopefuls Weigh In on Rezoning, a Huge Issue on Which They Won’t Vote - City Limits
The 8th Council District: A River Runs Through It - City Limits
State Assembly member and City Council hopeful was no-show at crucial school control vote - New York Daily News
City Council Speaker's Open Seat Sparks Political Rift in Bronx - DNAinfo
‘From 9/11 to City Hall’ — Ex-Firefighter Seeks El Barrio / Bronx Council Seat - Bronx Chronicle
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1 – Bronx Chronicle
The May Money Race in 'Open' City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Three More State Legislators Seek City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette

Working Families Party endorsing 4 for open City Council seats - New York Daily News
Ruben Diaz Sr. creates NYC Council campaign committee – Times Union
The March Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
Community Group Endorses Four Women of Color for ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
City’s progressive lawmakers endorse three women for open Council seats – NY Daily News
The Early Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette

City Council District 11
Neighborhoods: Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Norwood, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, Woodlawn
Cohen draws young challenger - Riverdale Press
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1 Bronx Chronicle
Without challenger, Cohen gears up for next term - Riverdale Press

City Council District 12
Neighborhoods: Wakefield, Olinville, Edenwald, Eastchester, Williamsbridge, Baychester, Co-op City
Three-Way Race for North Bronx Council Seat - City Limits
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1 Bronx Chronicle   

City Council District 13 (open seat)
Neighborhoods: Allerton, City Island, Country Club, Edgewater Park, Ferry Point, Locust Point, Morris Park, Pelham Bay, Pelham Gardens, Pelham Parkway, Schuylerville, Silver Beach, Spencer Estates, Throggs Neck, Van Nest, Waterbury LaSalle, Westchester Square, Zerega

September - After the Primary Election
Want to win a City Council seat? Find $244K - City & State NY
Bronx Republicans Confident Going in 13th Council District Race

September - Before the Primary Election
Assemblyman accepted campaign cash from gun, drug trafficking suspects - New York Post
Bronx Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj pumps $716G into his bid for City Council, setting city campaign record - New York Daily News
Mark Gjonaj’s Bronx Campaign Boosted By Loyalty as Much as Money - City Limits
A Million-Dollar Council Race, in the Bronx - City Limits
Pol running for City Council used public housing for campaign work, opponent says - Real Deal
Bronx Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj Is Trying to Spend His Way Onto the City Council - Village Voice
Veterans to sponsor 13th CD candidate forum - Bronx Times

August
Klein, Diaz Jr. Back Gjonaj in New York City Council Candidate's First TV Ad - City & State NY
Frontrunner Becomes Top Issue in East Bronx Council Race - City Limits
2 Latino 13 CD candidates axed from primary ballot - Bronx Times

July
Rule-breaking assemblyman returns expired parking placard - New York Post
De Blasio’s parking placard crackdown helps spot rule-breaking assemblyman - New York Post
Call for Bronx Assemblyman to repay state for bogus mailers touting support for women's rights - New York Daily News

June
Gomez Stirs Pot, Racism Alleged - Bronx Chronicle
Marano ends Council quest; endorses Gjonaj - Bronx Times

May
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1 Bronx Chronicle
The May Money Race in 'Open' City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Three More State Legislators Seek City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette

Bronx Dems Endorse Gjonaj For City Council SeatBronx Chronicle
Gjonaj to Receive Bronx Democratic Party Endorsement – Norwood News

April
Working Families Party endorsing 4 for open City Council seats
- New York Daily News
Crowded City Council Race in the Bronx Highlights a Split Among Local Democrats - NY1

March

City’s progressive lawmakers endorse three women for open Council seats – NY Daily News

February
Community Group Endorses Four Women of Color for ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
City Council Draws New Crop of Candidates: State Lawmakers. (Pay Doesn’t Hurt.) – NYTimes
Bronx Pol Blows $72K in Campaign Cash At Brother’s Restaurant – New York Observer
The Early Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette

January

Council Candidates Disclose Fundraising – Bronx Chronicle

City Council District 14

Neighborhoods: Morris Heights, University Heights, Fordham, Kingsbridge

After the Primary Election
Cabrera Comfortably Survives Challenge En Route to 3rd Term - City Limits
City Council Runner-Up Charges Election Day 'Misconduct' in The Bronx - DNAinfo
Gjonaj and Cabrera Secure Primary Wins - Norwood News

Before the Primary Election
City Council Races 2017: Progressives and Social Conservatives Clash
Primary race heats up in final days before Tuesday’s ballot - Riverdale Press
Bronx Council Candidate Corners Beauty Salon Vote - City Limits
Abreu pulling Bronx into 21st century - Riverdale Press
Fiery Debate for 14th Council District Seat Addresses Past and Present - Norwood News
Perdomo wants more money, programs in 14th
Bronx Youth Quiz Two Council Candidates on Cabrera’s Sermon, Other Issues in 14th District - City Limits
Cabrera misses candidate forum - Riverdale Press
Challengers Pounce on Incumbent’s Absence from Forum in Bronx Council Race - City Limits
Cabrera: It's hard to be rich - Riverdale Press
After Being Crucified on Twitter, Bronx Councilman Compares Self to Jesus - DNAinfo
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 2 – Bronx Chronicle
Sanchez wants old-school politics – Riverdale Press
Cabrera earns early edge in re-election bid - Riverdale Press
Cabrera to face three challengers in re-election bid - Riverdale Press

City Council District 15

Neighborhoods: Bedford Park, Fordham, Mount Hope, Bathgate, Belmont, East Tremont, West Farms, Van Nest, Allerton, Olinville
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 2Bronx Chronicle
Undeclared Council members pull in big fundraising numbers – Politico

City Council District 16

Neighborhoods: Claremont, Concourse, Concourse Village, Highbridge, Morris Heights, Mount Eden, Morrisania
Tested by Four Races in 18 Months, Councilman has Large Cash Advantage
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 2 – Bronx Chronicle

City Council District 17

Neighborhoods: Concourse Village, Crotona Park East, East Tremont, Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Morrisania, Port Morris, West Farms, North Brother Island, South Brother Island

2017 runner-up makes another run at City Council seat


City Council District 18 (open seat)
Neighborhoods: Soundview, Castle Hill, Parkchester, Clason Point, Harding Park

September - After the Primary Election
Meet The Three State Legislators Likely Heading To The City Council - Gotham Gazette

September - Before the Primary Election
In the Bronx, Young Progressives Challenge Establishment Dem
5 Democrats seek nod for 18th Council District - News 12 The Bronx

August
Why State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. Wears A Cowboy Hat - City & State NY
City Council Races 2017: Church and State in the Southeast Bronx - WNYC
Saddle Up: Will State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr.'s Luck Hold In A Run For City Council - City & State NY
Diaz in no rush to leave NYS Senate if he wins City Council seat
Why Amanda Farias Is Running for New York City Council - Teen Vogue
‘I am the Church. I am the State’: Diaz Sr. Faces Younger Voices in Bronx Primary - City Limits

July
Amanda Farias Claims Election Milestone - Bronx Chronicle

May
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 2 – Bronx Chronicle
The May Money Race in 'Open' City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Three More State Legislators Seek City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette

Top Dem asks for donation back from pol opposing gay marriage – New York Post
Top Dem under fire for funding pol who opposes gay rights – New York Post

April
Senator Diaz Announces for City Council - Bronx Chronicle
Diaz Latest State Lawmaker To Turn Sights On Council - NY State of Politics
Cowboy Hat-Wearing Father of Bronx Borough Prez Running for City Council - DNAinfo
Ruben Diaz Sr. to leave state Senate for cushy Council seat - New York Post

March

City’s progressive lawmakers endorse three women for open Council seats – NY Daily News

February

City Council Draws New Crop of Candidates: State Lawmakers. (Pay Doesn’t Hurt.) – NYTimes
The Early Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette

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Multiple Races

November
The Council Races to Watch on Election Day - City Limits
New York Daily News' picks for City Council - New York Daily News
Make sure you have a voting plan - Amsterdam News
NYC election day: Mayor, City Council members, more up for re-election - AM New York
Competitive races: The final campaign finance filings before Election Day - Politico
Key 2017 New York Election Races to Watch - City & State NY
Your Guide to Who is Running in Every 2017 Race - City Limits
Election 2017: So, Who Are Those Judges You’ll Have to Vote On? - City Limits

October
As General Election Nears, Experts Say Some Races Could be Competitive - New York Observer
Looking Back, and Ahead, with Women Who Lost City Council Races - Gotham Gazette
It’s Not Too Late to Start Paying Attention to the City Elections - Here’s How - Gotham Gazette
Data Drop: Some NYC Neighborhoods Have Less Representation at the Ballot Box - City Limits
Only Race in Town: Who Will Be Next Council Speaker in New York? - The New York Times
Who's trending in the NYC Council Speaker's Race? - City & State NY
Here are the only competitive City Council races in New York

September  - After the Primary Election
10 Races & More to Watch in the General Election - Gotham Gazette
Council Incumbents Appear to Have Survived Primary Challenges - City Limits
Hot Council primary races may have boosted turnout, analysis shows - Politico Pro
Candidates for 2017 City Elections - Gotham Gazette
2017 Primary Results: Who Won Where - WNYC
Local Issues Dominate New York City Council Elections - The New York Times
NYC Primary 2017: Nail-Biter City Council Races and the Díaz Dynasty - WNYC
Max & Murphy Podcast: What Happened on Primary Day & What It Means - Gotham Gazette
Here are the takeaways from primary election's sad turnout - New York Daily News
Women’s Voice Remains Faint in Politics - The New York Times
Women lose ground in the New York City Council, even if Chin and Ayala win - City & State NY
Primary night winners and losers (not just the candidates) - Crain's New York
Meet The Three State Legislators Likely Heading To The City Council - Gotham Gazette
Race and the City Council speaker race​ - Amsterdam News
DC 37-backed Candidates Win in Four Key City Council Races - DC 37

September - Before the Primary Election
Primary Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know for Tuesday’s Vote - Village Voice
Asian Americans Fight for City Council Seats in New York City Primary Election - NBC News
New York primaries: What to know about this year's races - AM New York
Which Councilmembers and Candidates in Nabes Targeted for Rezoning Take the Most Real-Estate Donations? - City Limits
Candidate Endorsements in the 2017 City Elections - Gotham Gazette
Citizen Action of New York Announces Endorsements of Progressive Activists in City Council Races - Citizen Action
Forecasting the Upcoming City Council Gender Imbalance - Gotham Gazette
NYC Campaign Program Boosts Importance of Small Donors - Wall Street Journal
Primary Choices for the New York City Council  - The New York Times
The Daily News' City Council picks: Manhattan - New York Daily News

August
New York City Council Races Where Major Union Endorsements Are Split - City & State NY
Two Weeks to Go: September Primaries in NW Bronx - Norwood News
New York Amsterdam News Endorsements Part One - Amsterdam News
Mass Mailer Loophole Gives State Legislators Advantage in City Council Races - Gotham Gazette
Gov. Cuomo endorses Queens Democrats Adrienne Adams, Peter Koo for City Council primaries - New York Daily News
Our Voter Guide for the 2017 Primary - WNYC
Upcoming City Council Forums, Debates, Meet & Greets - Bklyner
Take the money and run for office: The industry’s City Council bets - The Real Deal
Women Could Soon Hold Just 9 Seats on 51-Member City Council - New York Observer
Local Elections Matter: NOW-NYC’s Voter Guide - National Organization for Women
Not Now, Not Ever! Candidates We Must Stop - National Organization for Women
The Dwindling Ranks of Women on the New York City Council - WNYC
As Speaker Race Heats Up, Gender Disparity in the City Council is on Display - City & State NY
Who Will Be The Next City Council Speaker? - Gothamist
'Vote for the City You Want': NYC Votes Launches Citywide Ad Campaign - NYC Campaign Finance Board
State Assembly members running for City Council seats have missed votes due to lousy attendance records - New York Daily News
In New York, Race Heats Up for City Council Speaker - Wall Street Journal
Correction Officers Union endorses in Council primary races - Politico
New York voter registration deadline, how it works - AM New York
Key 2017 New York City Council Primaries By District - City & State NY
Campaign Finance Board names City Council debate sponsors - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Matching funds for dummies - City & State NY
20 Races to Watch in the 2017 City Election Cycle - Gotham Gazette
Campaign Finance Board Announces City Council Candidate Community Forum Sponsors - CBS New York

July
Voters to Get a Crack at Council Candidates at CFB Forums - NY Observer
Police Union Seeks Role in City Council Elections - Wall Street Journal
NYC hotel workers union to fund primary elections backing City Council candidates - New York Daily News
Council Speaker Contenders Spread the Wealth to Colleagues - Gotham Gazette
SHEROES OF NY Launches as the First Bipartisan Campaign of Women Candidates - ABC Eyewitness News
DC 37 Endorsements for the Sept. 12 City Primary - DC37
2017 Elections: How Matching Funds Spread the Wealth - NYC Campaign Finance Board
2017 Elections: Small-Dollar Contribution Leaders as of July 14 - NYC Campaign Finance Board
Who Represents Me: Demystifying The City Council - NYers for Parks
Horse Carriage Opponents Releasing New TV Ad - NY1
Labor groups pool resources for 2017 City Council elections - New York Daily News

June
High Participation in Campaign Matching Funds, But Several Big Name Opt-Outs - Gotham Gazette
Corey Johnson’s Very Busy Campaign Weekend - Gotham Gazette
Reform Party Names Citywide Slate of Candidates - Bronx Chronicle

Muslim Democratic Club of New York Prepares for City Races During Ramadan - NY Observer
Central Labor Council Makes Initial Endorsements in 36 Council Races - NYCCLC

May
The May Money Race in 'Open' City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Campaign finance tracker: City Council speaker's race - Politico
Three More State Legislators Seek City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Running for Office: Who Can Give to NYC Candidates - NYC Campaign Finance Board
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1 - Bronx Chronicle
32BJ Members Endorse Candidates in NYC & NY State Races – 32BJ SEIU

April
Working Families Party endorsing 4 for open City Council seats - New York Daily News
The hypocrisy of the city council campaign-finance program - New York Post
City Council Candidates Discuss Preservation Issues Monday, May 1 - The Lo-Down
Consulting Firm with Deep City Ties Adds New Class of Clients, Looks National - Gotham Gazette

March
Latino Voters and the 2017 New York City Elections – Gotham Gazette
Meet Candidates For District 1 and District 2 Council Seats April 5 – The Lo-Down
Five Leaders on New York’s Five Boroughs – The New York Times
Small Donor Contribution Leaders for 2017 Elections – NYC Campaign Finance Board
Candidates for 2017 City Elections – Gotham Gazette
The March Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
City’s progressive lawmakers endorse three women for open Council seats – NY Daily News

February
Community Group Endorses Four Women of Color for ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
City Council Draws New Crop of Candidates: State Lawmakers. (Pay Doesn’t Hurt.) – The New York Times
32BJ Endorses Slate of Progressive Leaders for Re-election in NYC Races – 32BJ SEIU
Conservation voters release City Council scorecard – League of Conservation Voters
The Early Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette

January
Undeclared Council members pull in big fundraising numbers – Politico
CFB Launches NYC's 2017 Debate Program – NYC Campaign Finance Board

On the Ballot: State Constitutional Convention

November
New York Voters, Remember to Turn Over Your Ballot! - WNYC
Voters will weigh 3 state proposals on Tuesday - Times Union
Public employee unions make last-ditch push to kill constitutional convention - New York Post
Politics, Money, and the ‘Spirit of the Law:’ Why New York Needs a Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
The case for a New York constitutional convention: Vote yes on Proposal No. 1 - New York Daily News
Why Tenants Should Vote Against a Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
The constitutional convention debate: A guide to what's true, and what's not - Politico
Question facing voters: Should corrupt public officials be stripped of pensions? - Buffalo News
Constitutional Convention: Thanks, but No Thanks - The New York Times
Constitutional Convention question heading for landslide defeat, Siena finds - Politico

October
Fear vs. Hope: Battle Lines Drawn Over a Constitutional Convention - The New York Times
Yes or No? Three Questions on the Back of Your November Ballot - Gotham Gazette
What’s The [DATA] Point? 1936 - Gotham Gazette
Queens leaders mostly oppose ‘ConCon 2017’ - Queens Chronicle
Convention opponents outspend supporters in state referendum - Buffalo News
City Council speaker candidates jointly oppose constitutional convention - New York Daily News
Fear of a better N.Y. behind Constitutional convention opponents - New York Daily News
Myths and realities of a constitutional convention - Newsday
Marijuana legalization advocates press for constitutional convention - Buffalo News
Dark money shows up in constitutional convention debate
Unions Continue To Fund Anti-Con Con Push
Mayor Brown, Cuomo's party chair, opposes constitutional convention
New York Constitutional Convention Vote Raises Concern Over Pensions
A chance to drain New York's political swamp
Corruption an argument for, against state Constitutional Convention - Daily Freeman
The Pros and Cons of a ConCon? - The Indypendent
A con con threatens N.Y. workers’ rights - New York Daily News
Bills to bar incumbents from constitutional reform panel blocked - Newsday
Support for constitutional convention dips to new low in Siena poll

September
Skelos decision shows need for a constitutional convention, reformers say - Crain's New York
What would they do at a con-con? Rockefeller Institute has some ideas - Times Union
Most top state Democrats absent from convention debate - Politico Pro
Democrats would have advantage in constitutional convention delegate races - Politico Pro
Fearlessly seize the chance to launch a state constitutional convention - New York Daily News
Davis Declares Con-Con Victory, Withdraws Lawsuit - State of Politics
Women must edit N.Y.’s constitution - New York Daily News
Levy: Constitutional convention can bring about long-overdue reforms to Albany - Long Island Business News
More voters favor holding state Constitutional Convention: poll - New York Post

August
Don't be conned by state con - Riverdale Press
Strange bedfellows emerge as debate intensifies over convention vote - CNHI
New York Is About to Vote on a Constitutional Convention: Here’s Why You Should Care - Village Voice
Shadow of 1967 hovers over convention debate - Politico
Davis will appeal decision on ConCon ballot placement - Times Union
New York voters have chance to vote on constitutional convention this year - WHEC News 10
Convention opponents assail 'special interests' while spending big bucks - Politico
Voters being asked to change N.Y. constitution -- why it matters to you - Staten Island Advance
New Yorkers divided over need for state constitutional convention - ABC News
There Will Be Three Big Questions on Your Ballot in November - Gotham Gazette
2017 Proposed Constitutional Amendments - New York State Board of Elections
Farmers join push against constitutional convention - Times Union

July
Abolish the state Legislature: Focus a constitutional convention on addressing the root cause of New York State's dysfunction - New York Daily News
Blair Horner: The Fight Over The Constitutional Convention Heats Up - WAMC
New York’s Political Establishment, Activists Spar Over Constitutional Convention - Wall Street Journal
Rouse N.Y.'s sleeping powers with a people's convention to fix our broken state Constitution - New York Daily News
Pension Issue Surreptitiously Drives New York ConCon Politics - City & State NY
Delegate Election Date Should Sway Progressive Con Con Opponents - Gotham Gazette
A Constitutional Convention for New York? This May Be the Year - The New York Times
What’s a Constitutional Convention Cost? We Can’t Afford to Not Hold One - Gotham Gazette
Pot legalization activist sees convention as best path forward - Politico

June
Making the Case for a Constitutional Convention - Spectrum News
Tired of New York’s Corrupt, Plodding ‘Progressivism’? Call a Constitutional Convention - Village Voice
Broad coalition forms to fight constitutional convention - Times Union
State Bar Overwhelmingly Approves Constitutional Convention - New York Law Journal
City Bar's Support of Constitutional Convention Is Flawed - New York Law Journal
City Bar Association Backs Con Con - State of Politics

May
Rockefeller Institute bloggers: We need a ConCon - Times Union
Battle lines form over push to update N.Y. Constitution - Daily Star
New York debates having its own constitutional convention - Constitution Daily
10 Bold or Bizarre Proposals for a New York Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
As Legislative Leaders Warn of Con Con Dangers, Good Government Groups Come Out in Favor – Gotham Gazette
Democratic lawmaker warns against convention to change NY constitution – New York Daily News
PAC pushes for constitutional convention to overhaul Albany - Newsday
Lawmakers, advocates of worker rights fear change to N.Y. Constitution - New York Daily News

March
If You Want To Fix Albany, Dare To Dream Of A Constitutional Convention – Village Voice

February
As Con Con Debate Heats Up, Heastie Declares Opposition – Gotham Gazette

Manhattan Borough President

Tenants PAC announces citywide and boroughwide endorsements - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Five Leaders on New York’s Five Boroughs – The New York Times

New York City Council: Manhattan

City Council District 1 
Neighborhoods: Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa, Washington Square

After the Primary Election
Pro-Garden Nonprofit Plays Politics in Backing Margaret Chin's Rival - City & State NY
Dueling Flyers Mark a Nasty Turn in the District 1 City Council Campaign - The Lo-Down
For Want of a Garden, an Election Could Be Lost - Village Voice
Factcheck: Harsh Language and Overstated Charges in a Council Race Flyer - City Limits
One Week to Go: Margaret Chin and Christopher Marte Battle For District 1 Council Seat - The Lo-Down
Manhattan councilwoman faces opposing bid from former Democratic challenger after he wins independence line - New York Daily News
After counting paper ballots, Marte still down more than 200 votes - The Villager
Painstaking Vote Counting in District 1 City Council Race Drags On - The Lo-Down
Council member Chin Accuses Marte Campaign of Intimidating Elderly Chinese Voters - The Lo-Down
Chin Maintains Slim Lead in Downtown Council Race That's Too Close to Call - DNAinfo
Challenger Marte won’t concede on Chin’s narrow lead - Downtown Express
Foldenauer hopes to ride anti-Chin vote on Nov. 7 - The Villager

Before the Primary Election
Margaret Chin’s Record Was the Main Focus of District 1 City Council Forum - The Lo-Down
District 1 candidates debate without Chin; Marte cool under fire - The Villager
Here Are the Candidates — and Controversies — in District 1's Council Race - DNAinfo
(Voter Guide) 2017 Democratic Primary – Lower East Side - The Lo-Down
Chin ducks Villager debate for District 1, citing another event - The Villager
District 1 City Council Forum Takes Place Sept. 5 on the Lower East Side - The Lo-Down
(Videos) Debates in City Council Districts 1 - The Lo-Down
The Villager to host City Council District 1 candidates debate - The Villager
Here’s the Candidate List for the Sept. 12 Democratic Primary - The Lo-Down
City Disperses Matching Funds to Lower East Side Council Candidates - The Lo-Down
Development is Top Issue in Race for Lower Manhattan Council Seat - City Limits
NYPD lawyer quells free speech dispute - The Spirit 
Council member Chin’s Foes Take Legal Action Over Seized Flyers at Town Hall - The Lo-Down
Council candidate alleges wrongdoing - Our Town
Security Swiped Political Pamphlets at Mayor's Town Hall, Attendees Say - DNAinfo
Margaret Chin Faces Her 3 Rivals at Heated City Council Race Forum - Tribeca Trib
Campaign For District 1: City Council Endorsements, Campaign Cash Update - The Lo-Down
Marte’s journey comes full circle in City Council race The Villager
Council candidates debate preservation - Strausmedia
Council Member Chin Focuses on Fundraising as Political Season Heats Up - The Lo-Down
City Council Candidates Discuss Preservation Issues Monday, May 1 - The Lo-Down
Meet Candidates For District 1 and District 2 Council Seats April 5 – The Lo-Down
Truman Club Honors Judge, Endorses Chin, Readies For Primary Battle – The Lo-Down
District 1 Council Candidates File Campaign Finance Disclosure Statements – The Lo-Down
Margaret Chin Has Two Challengers in City Council Election – The Lo-Down

City Council District 2 (open seat)
Neighborhoods: East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill

September - After the Primary Election
On the Lower East Side, Carlina Rivera Dominates Primary Day - Gotham Gazette
De Blasio defends candidate who lives in low-income housing despite wealthy family - New York Post

September - Before the Primary Election
Controversial project fractures Manhattan council race - Crain's New York
Meet the Candidates: Council District 2 Democrats - WNYC
(Voter Guide) 2017 Democratic Primary – Lower East Side - The Lo-Down

August
Meet the Candidates: Council District 2 Democrats - WNYC
District 2 candidates make their case to be Mendez’s successor - The Villager
City Council Races 2017: Small Business Survival in the East Village - WNYC
(Videos) Debates in City Council Districts 2 - The Lo-Down
Lower East Side City Council Candidates Make Their Case in Debate - Gotham Gazette
On the Lower East Side, Council Contenders Seek to Upend Favorite for Open Seat - Gotham Gazette
Meet the Candidates Competing for Councilwoman Rosie Mendez's Seat - DNAinfo

July
July 31: City Council District 2 Candidate Forum - The Lo-Down

June
Obama adviser to headline fund-raiser for City Council candidate Ronnie Cho - New York Daily News

May
City Council hopeful gets campaign help from former Obama aides - New York Daily News

April
Working Families Party endorsing 4 for open City Council seats - New York Daily News
City Council Candidates Discuss Preservation Issues Monday, May 1 - The Lo-Down
This 21-year-old NYU student is running for City Council – New York Post

March
Latino Voters and the 2017 New York City Elections – Gotham Gazette
Meet Candidates For District 1 and District 2 Council Seats April 5 – The Lo-Down
Campaign Finance Filings Show District 2 Council Race is Heating Up – The Lo-Down
Former Obama Staffer Enters Race for New York City Council – NBC News
Housing and Immigration, Priorities For Latina Running For City Council – Voices of NY
The March Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
NYU Senior is Running for New York City Council – Washington Square News
City’s progressive lawmakers endorse three women for open Council seats – NY Daily News
‘Rent is Too Damn High’ Leader Running for Manhattan Council Seat as a Republican – NY Observer
Council Candidate Rivera Endorsed By Squadron, Niou – The Lo-Down
Community Group Endorses Four Women of Color for ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette

January
City Council Candidate Carlina Rivera Reports $176,000 Campaign Fund – The Lo-Down

City Council District 3

Neighborhoods: Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, West SoHo, Hudson Square, Times Square, Garment District, Flatiron, Upper West Side
Councilman’s campaign paid lawyer to rep ex-aide in city probes: records - New York Daily News
The hypocrisy of the city council campaign-finance program
- New York Post

City Council District 4 (open seat)
Neighborhoods: Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place
De Blasio, Trump Records at Center of Manhattan Council-Seat Race - Wall Street Journal
Council candidate’s plan for ST/PCV - Town & Village
Crowded Field Competes to Represent Manhattan City Council District - Gotham Gazette
Garodnick’s Would-Be Successors Courting the Political Clubs Manhattan Express News
The March Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette

City Council District 5

Neighborhoods: Upper East Side's Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio in East Harlem
Gov. Cuomo endorses Councilman Ben Kallos a day after saying he can't vote - New York Daily News
Rookie Candidate, Perennial Challenger Take on Kallos in UES Council Race - DNAinfo
Upstarts spar for Kallos seat - Our Town

City Council District 6
Neighborhoods: Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Clinton
The Land of Many Votes: Upper West Side Council District Tends to Bring ‘Em Out - City Limits 
City Council Races 2017: Fighting Resentment in the Upper West Side - WNYC
Meet the Candidates Vying for the UWS Council Seat - DNAinfo
Rookie Candidate, Perennial Challenger Take on Kallos in UES Council Race - DNAinfo
Councilwoman Claims Challenger Didn't Disclose Free UWS Campaign Office - DNAinfo
In UWS Reelection Bid, Helen Rosenthal Has Both Opponents and Antagonists - Manhattan Express
Anger Over Development, School Rezoning Fuels West Side Council Clash - City Limits
UWS council race heats up - The Spirit
Rosenthal faces 4 challengers - New York Press
The Battle For The West Side - Village Voice
Mel Wymore motivated by Trump to run again for City Council in hopes of becoming first transgender member – NY Daily News

City Council District 7

Neighborhoods: Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights

After the Primary Election
Primary Winner Mark Levine Eyes Bigger Prize: City Council Speaker - DNAinfo
‘Greedy Jewish Landlords’ Candidate Loses Manhattan Primary - The Forward

Before the Primary Election
Politician Switches From ‘Greedy Jewish Landlords’ To Alt-Right (((Echoes))) On Twitter - Forward
Tenant Advocates Join Democratic Clubs In Supporting Mark Levine - Manhattan Express
Democratic Council Candidate Admits To Being A Liar, Denies Being An Anti-Semite - CBS New York
A Third Candidate, With Striking Ties, Joins District 7 Council Race - Manhattan Express
Pol urges Manhattan Democratic Party to kick out Council hopeful with platform against 'greedy Jewish landlords' - New York Daily News
Divisive Voice Reemerges in West Side Council Race - Manhattan Express
Anti-Semitic NYC Council Candidate Has History of Domestic Abuse - New York Observer
Officials: City Council Candidate Could Receive Public Money For Anti-Semitic Campaign – CBS New York           

City Council District 8 (open seat)
Neighborhoods: El Barrio/East Harlem, Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Port Morris

After the Primary Election
A Neck-and-Neck Council Race to Replace Mark-Viverito - City Limits
Rodriguez concedes: Diana Ayala wins primary, will face Republican in November election - Mott Haven Herald
In Surprise to Some, Diana Ayala Appears On Verge of Victory - Gotham Gazette

Before the Primary Election
East Harlem Candidates Get Specific on Housing, Policing - City Limits
City Council Races 2017: Change is Coming to the South Bronx - WNYC
Rodriguez Hasn't Done Enough for 125th St. and Lexington Ave, Opponent Says - DNAinfo
Vote 2017: 8th District City Council seat - News 12 The Bronx
City Council Debate: Democratic fight for Melissa Mark-Viverito's district - NY1
Assemblymember Rodriguez Would Have to Give Up Outside Income If Elected to City Council - Gotham Gazette
For Mark-Viverito’s Seat: Leading Candidates with Long Community Resumes - Gotham Gazette
Council candidate reaches out, one voter at a time - Mott Haven Herald
Hopeful successor to Mark-Viverito touts non-political cred - Mott Haven Herald
Council candidate looks to tap into Assembly experience - Mott Haven Herald
E. Harlem Council Hopefuls Weigh In on Rezoning, a Huge Issue on Which They Won’t Vote - City Limits
The 8th Council District: A River Runs Through It - City Limits
State Assembly member and City Council hopeful was no-show at crucial school control vote - New York Daily News
City Council Speaker's Open Seat Sparks Political Rift in Bronx - DNAinfo
‘From 9/11 to City Hall’ — Ex-Firefighter Seeks El Barrio / Bronx Council Seat - Bronx Chronicle
Bronx Council Candidates Dash for Campaign Cash, Part 1 – Bronx Chronicle
Working Families Party endorsing 4 for open City Council seats - New York Daily News
Ruben Diaz Sr. creates NYC Council campaign committee – Times Union
The March Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
Community Group Endorses Four Women of Color for ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette
City’s progressive lawmakers endorse three women for open Council seats – NY Daily News
The Early Money Race in ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette

City Council District 9

Neighborhoods: Central Park, East Harlem, Harlem, Morningside Heights and Washington Heights
Longtime Harlem Pol Prevails Over Challengers - City Limits
New Voices vs. Well-Known Name in Harlem Council Race Where Change is the Theme - City Limits
Harlem Race is a Test for Council’s Newest Incumbent - City Limits
A District at the Epicenter of Demographic Change - City Limits
City Council member Bill Perkins and Mayor Bill de Blasio endorse each other - Amsterdam News
1199 Endorses Perkins For Full Council Term - State of Politics
Harlem’s Permanent Political Class Retains Its Grip On Power – Village Voice
City Council Draws New Crop of Candidates: State Lawmakers. (Pay Doesn’t Hurt.) – NYTimes
Holland to Challenge Perkins in Primary for Harlem Council Seat – Gotham Gazette
Bill Perkins Wins Harlem Special Election – DNAinfo
Bill Perkins Wins Special Election to Fill Harlem City Council Seat – NY1
Special Election Is Valentine's Day Showdown in Harlem – WNYC
Perkins, up for Council seat, misses votes in Albany – Politico
Ballot Fraud Lawsuit Against State Sen. Bill Perkins Dismissed by Judge – DNAinfo
Transit union political director eyes Harlem Council seat – DNAinfo

City Council District 10
Neighborhoods: Inwood, Marble Hill, Washington Heights
At Heated Inwood Debate, Rezoning Is Central Contention - City Limits
Meet the Candidates in the Uptown City Council Race - DNAinfo
Ousted NYPD Precinct Council President Announces Bid for City Council - DNAinfo 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What is Know Your Vote?
 
News clips and other resources with critical information about the candidates running for City Council and Borough President. These local offices can make a big difference in New Yorkers’ lives. Yet, detailed information about the candidates in these races can sometimes be difficult to find. While we refrain from including partisan blogs or other partisan content, we try to include as much information about these races as we can. However, we can’t read everything, so if there is a story you think should be included, we want to hear about it. Send us an email at press@nyccfb.info.

Why do we need KYV?
As New Yorkers, we care deeply about our communities and want to cast votes that will create a better future for our city. People want to know who they are voting for and understand the issues candidates support and oppose in order to feel they are casting an informed vote. In addition to resources like the NYC Votes Voter Guide and the individual contribution maps, Know Your Vote helps deliver the information New Yorkers need to ensure they cast their votes for candidates who will take action on the issues that matter to them.

When is KYV updated?
Updated every Friday (and sometimes more frequently) throughout 2017.

How do I find my district? 
Use CTRL + F on your keyboard to search by district and neighborhood. Bookmark this page and refer back throughout the year to keep track of NYC’s 2017 races. Not sure which district you vote in? We’ve got you covered.

Disclaimer: Including content produced outside of the CFB within this list does not equate to an endorsement of the publisher, the author, or their views on behalf of the CFB. In no way do these stories represent the views or opinions of the CFB.

Multiple Races

November
The Council Races to Watch on Election Day - City Limits
New York Daily News' picks for City Council - New York Daily News
Make sure you have a voting plan - Amsterdam News
NYC election day: Mayor, City Council members, more up for re-election - AM New York
Competitive races: The final campaign finance filings before Election Day - Politico
Key 2017 New York Election Races to Watch - City & State NY
Your Guide to Who is Running in Every 2017 Race - City Limits
Election 2017: So, Who Are Those Judges You’ll Have to Vote On? - City Limits

October
As General Election Nears, Experts Say Some Races Could be Competitive - New York Observer
Looking Back, and Ahead, with Women Who Lost City Council Races - Gotham Gazette
It’s Not Too Late to Start Paying Attention to the City Elections - Here’s How - Gotham Gazette
Data Drop: Some NYC Neighborhoods Have Less Representation at the Ballot Box - City Limits
Only Race in Town: Who Will Be Next Council Speaker in New York? - The New York Times
Who's trending in the NYC Council Speaker's Race? - City & State NY
Here are the only competitive City Council races in New York

September - After the Primary Election
10 Races & More to Watch in the General Election - Gotham Gazette
Council Incumbents Appear to Have Survived Primary Challenges - City Limits
Hot Council primary races may have boosted turnout, analysis shows - Politico Pro
Candidates for 2017 City Elections - Gotham Gazette
2017 Primary Results: Who Won Where - WNYC
Local Issues Dominate New York City Council Elections - The New York Times
NYC Primary 2017: Nail-Biter City Council Races and the Díaz Dynasty - WNYC
Max & Murphy Podcast: What Happened on Primary Day & What It Means - Gotham Gazette
Here are the takeaways from primary election's sad turnout - New York Daily News
Women’s Voice Remains Faint in Politics - The New York Times
Women lose ground in the New York City Council, even if Chin and Ayala win - City & State NY
Primary night winners and losers (not just the candidates) - Crain's New York
Meet The Three State Legislators Likely Heading To The City Council - Gotham Gazette
Race and the City Council speaker race​ - Amsterdam News
DC 37-backed Candidates Win in Four Key City Council Races - DC 37

September - Before the Primary Election
Primary Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need to Know for Tuesday’s Vote - Village Voice
Voter's guide to primary elections: Mayor, North Shore races - Staten Island Advance
New York primaries: What to know about this year's races - AM New York
Which Councilmembers and Candidates in Nabes Targeted for Rezoning Take the Most Real-Estate Donations? - City Limits
Candidate Endorsements in the 2017 City Elections - Gotham Gazette
Citizen Action of New York Announces Endorsements of Progressive Activists in City Council Races - Citizen Action
Forecasting the Upcoming City Council Gender Imbalance - Gotham Gazette
NYC Campaign Program Boosts Importance of Small Donors - Wall Street Journal
Candidates forum held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stapleton - Staten Island Advance
Primary Choices for the New York City Council  - The New York Times

August
New York City Council Races Where Major Union Endorsements Are Split - City & State NY
New York Amsterdam News Endorsements Part One - Amsterdam News
Mass Mailer Loophole Gives State Legislators Advantage in City Council Races - Gotham Gazette
Our Voter Guide for the 2017 Primary - WNYC
Take the money and run for office: The industry’s City Council bets - The Real Deal
Women Could Soon Hold Just 9 Seats on 51-Member City Council - New York Observer
Local Elections Matter: NOW-NYC’s Voter Guide - National Organization for Women
Not Now, Not Ever! Candidates We Must Stop - National Organization for Women
The Dwindling Ranks of Women on the New York City Council - WNYC
As Speaker Race Heats Up, Gender Disparity in the City Council is on Display - City & State NY
Who Will Be The Next City Council Speaker? - Gothamist
'Vote for the City You Want': NYC Votes Launches Citywide Ad Campaign - NYC Campaign Finance Board
State Assembly members running for City Council seats have missed votes due to lousy attendance records - New York Daily News
In New York, Race Heats Up for City Council Speaker - Wall Street Journal
Correction Officers Union endorses in Council primary races - Politico
New York voter registration deadline, how it works - AM New York
Key 2017 New York City Council Primaries By District - City & State NY
Campaign Finance Board names City Council debate sponsors - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

July
Matching funds for dummies - City & State NY
20 Races to Watch in the 2017 City Election Cycle - Gotham Gazette
Campaign Finance Board Announces City Council Candidate Community Forum Sponsors - CBS New York
Voters to Get a Crack at Council Candidates at CFB Forums - NY Observer
Police Union Seeks Role in City Council Elections - Wall Street Journal
NYC hotel workers union to fund primary elections backing City Council candidates - New York Daily News
Council Speaker Contenders Spread the Wealth to Colleagues - Gotham Gazette
SHEROES OF NY Launches as the First Bipartisan Campaign of Women Candidates - ABC Eyewitness News
DC 37 Endorsements for the Sept. 12 City Primary - DC37
2017 Elections: How Matching Funds Spread the Wealth - NYC Campaign Finance Board
2017 Elections: Small-Dollar Contribution Leaders as of July 14 - NYC Campaign Finance Board
Borough president, mayor and more among races coming up in 2017 - Staten Island Advance
Who Represents Me: Demystifying The City Council - NYers for Parks
Horse Carriage Opponents Releasing New TV Ad - NY1
Labor groups pool resources for 2017 City Council elections - New York Daily News

June
High Participation in Campaign Matching Funds, But Several Big Name Opt-Outs - Gotham Gazette
Corey Johnson’s Very Busy Campaign Weekend - Gotham Gazette
Reform Party Names Citywide Slate of Candidates - Bronx Chronicle
Muslim Democratic Club of New York Prepares for City Races During Ramadan - NY Observer
Central Labor Council Makes Initial Endorsements in 36 Council Races - NYCCLC

May
Campaign finance tracker: City Council speaker's race - Politico
Three More State Legislators Seek City Council Seats - Gotham Gazette
Running for Office: Who Can Give to NYC Candidates - NYC Campaign Finance Board
32BJ Members Endorse Candidates in NYC & NY State Races 32BJ SEIU

March

Five Leaders on New York’s Five Boroughs – The New York Times
Small Donor Contribution Leaders for 2017 Elections – NYC Campaign Finance Board
Candidates for 2017 City Elections – Gotham Gazette

February

32BJ Endorses Slate of Progressive Leaders for Re-election in NYC Races – 32BJ SEIU
Conservation voters release City Council scorecard – League of Conservation Voters

January

CFB Launches NYC's 2017 Debate Program – NYC Campaign Finance Board

On the Ballot: State Constitutional Convention

November
New York Voters, Remember to Turn Over Your Ballot! - WNYC
Voters will weigh 3 state proposals on Tuesday - Times Union
Public employee unions make last-ditch push to kill constitutional convention - New York Post
Politics, Money, and the ‘Spirit of the Law:’ Why New York Needs a Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
The case for a New York constitutional convention: Vote yes on Proposal No. 1 - New York Daily News
Why Tenants Should Vote Against a Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
The constitutional convention debate: A guide to what's true, and what's not - Politico
Question facing voters: Should corrupt public officials be stripped of pensions? - Buffalo News
Constitutional Convention: Thanks, but No Thanks - The New York Times
Constitutional Convention question heading for landslide defeat, Siena finds - Politico

October
Fear vs. Hope: Battle Lines Drawn Over a Constitutional Convention - The New York Times
Yes or No? Three Questions on the Back of Your November Ballot - Gotham Gazette
What’s The [DATA] Point? 1936 - Gotham Gazette
Queens leaders mostly oppose ‘ConCon 2017’ - Queens Chronicle
Convention opponents outspend supporters in state referendum - Buffalo News
City Council speaker candidates jointly oppose constitutional convention - New York Daily News
Fear of a better N.Y. behind Constitutional convention opponents - New York Daily News
Myths and realities of a constitutional convention - Newsday
Marijuana legalization advocates press for constitutional convention - Buffalo News
Dark money shows up in constitutional convention debate
Unions Continue To Fund Anti-Con Con Push
Mayor Brown, Cuomo's party chair, opposes constitutional convention
New York Constitutional Convention Vote Raises Concern Over Pensions
A chance to drain New York's political swamp
Corruption an argument for, against state Constitutional Convention - Daily Freeman
The Pros and Cons of a ConCon? - The Indypendent
A con con threatens N.Y. workers’ rights - New York Daily News
Bills to bar incumbents from constitutional reform panel blocked - Newsday
Support for constitutional convention dips to new low in Siena poll

September
Skelos decision shows need for a constitutional convention, reformers say - Crain's New York
What would they do at a con-con? Rockefeller Institute has some ideas - Times Union
Most top state Democrats absent from convention debate - Politico Pro
Democrats would have advantage in constitutional convention delegate races - Politico Pro
Fearlessly seize the chance to launch a state constitutional convention - New York Daily News
Davis Declares Con-Con Victory, Withdraws Lawsuit - State of Politics
Women must edit N.Y.’s constitution - New York Daily News
Levy: Constitutional convention can bring about long-overdue reforms to Albany - Long Island Business News
More voters favor holding state Constitutional Convention: poll - New York Post

August
Don't be conned by state con - Riverdale Press
Strange bedfellows emerge as debate intensifies over convention vote - CNHI
New York Is About to Vote on a Constitutional Convention: Here’s Why You Should Care - Village Voice
Shadow of 1967 hovers over convention debate - Politico
Davis will appeal decision on ConCon ballot placement - Times Union
New York voters have chance to vote on constitutional convention this year - WHEC News 10
Convention opponents assail 'special interests' while spending big bucks - Politico
Voters being asked to change N.Y. constitution -- why it matters to you - Staten Island Advance
New Yorkers divided over need for state constitutional convention - ABC News
There Will Be Three Big Questions on Your Ballot in November - Gotham Gazette
2017 Proposed Constitutional Amendments - New York State Board of Elections
Farmers join push against constitutional convention - Times Union

July
Abolish the state Legislature: Focus a constitutional convention on addressing the root cause of New York State's dysfunction - New York Daily News
Blair Horner: The Fight Over The Constitutional Convention Heats Up - WAMC
New York’s Political Establishment, Activists Spar Over Constitutional Convention - Wall Street Journal
Rouse N.Y.'s sleeping powers with a people's convention to fix our broken state Constitution - New York Daily News
Pension Issue Surreptitiously Drives New York ConCon Politics - City & State NY
Delegate Election Date Should Sway Progressive Con Con Opponents - Gotham Gazette
A Constitutional Convention for New York? This May Be the Year - The New York Times
What’s a Constitutional Convention Cost? We Can’t Afford to Not Hold One - Gotham Gazette
Pot legalization activist sees convention as best path forward - Politico

June
Making the Case for a Constitutional Convention - Spectrum News
Tired of New York’s Corrupt, Plodding ‘Progressivism’? Call a Constitutional Convention - Village Voice
Broad coalition forms to fight constitutional convention - Times Union
State Bar Overwhelmingly Approves Constitutional Convention - New York Law Journal
City Bar's Support of Constitutional Convention Is Flawed - New York Law Journal
City Bar Association Backs Con Con - State of Politics

May
Rockefeller Institute bloggers: We need a ConCon - Times Union
Battle lines form over push to update N.Y. Constitution - Daily Star
New York debates having its own constitutional convention - Constitution Daily
10 Bold or Bizarre Proposals for a New York Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
As Legislative Leaders Warn of Con Con Dangers, Good Government Groups Come Out in Favor – Gotham Gazette
Democratic lawmaker warns against convention to change NY constitution – New York Daily News
PAC pushes for constitutional convention to overhaul Albany - Newsday
Lawmakers, advocates of worker rights fear change to N.Y. Constitution - New York Daily News

March
If You Want To Fix Albany, Dare To Dream Of A Constitutional Convention – Village Voice

February
As Con Con Debate Heats Up, Heastie Declares Opposition – Gotham Gazette

Staten Island Borough President

Five Leaders on New York’s Five Boroughs – The New York Times
Watch: Staten Islanders speak out on Michael Grimm's future in politics – SI Live
Poll: Should Michael Grimm run for borough president? – SI Live
Disgraced Ex-Congressman Grimm Eyeing Run for Staten Island Boro President – DNAinfo
Michael Grimm for Staten Island borough president? – SI Live

New York City Council: Staten Island

City Council District 49
Neighborhoods: Arlington, Clifton, Clove Lakes, Concord, Elm Park, Graniteville, Livingston, Mariners Harbor, New Brighton, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, Rosebank, St. George, Snug Harbor, Silver Lake, Stapleton, Sunnyside, West Brighton and Tompkinsville
North Shore voters eye Rose, Hanks in City Council race
Council Pioneer Faces Tough Race on a Changing North Shore - City Limits
De Blasio and Rose endorse each other for re-election - Staten Island Advance
Affordability in delayed Bay Street rezoning could be decided next week - Staten Island Advance
Online Chats Tie Politicians to the Troll of Staten Island - The New York Times
City Council Races 2017: Fighting Opioid Crisis Is Top Priority in Staten Island - WNYC
Opponents aim at Castorina, Hanks in Luthmann Facebook case - Staten Island Advance
Candidates forum Tuesday for BP, North Shore Council, Civil Court races - Staten Island Advance
Uniformed Firefighters Association endorses Hanks
PBA endorses Kamillah Hanks in North Shore Council race - Staten Island Advance
Bernie-Inspired City Council Candidate Kicked off North Shore Ballot - DNAinfo
Hanks seeks to boot Marius from North Shore Council primary - Staten Island Advance
Examining Democratic race for Staten Island's North Shore Council spot - NY1
North Shore Council candidate storms out of forum, police called - Staten Island Advance
In Staten Island Primary, Newcomer Puts Two-Term Democrat to the Test - Wall Street Journal
Debi Rose surpasses primary opponent Hanks in fundraising – SI Advance
Debi Rose locates campaign office next door to challenger HanksSI Advance
Bernie-Inspired City Council Candidate Officially Enters North Shore Race – DNAinfo
Activist Kamillah Hanks Hopes to Bring Grassroots Approach to City Council – DNAinfo
Challenger Kamillah Hanks outraises Debi Rose in first filing – SILive
Stapleton Man Enters City Council Primary Race – NY1
Stapleton Democrat is second to challenge Debi Rose – SILive

City Council District 50

Neighborhoods: Arrochar, Bloomfield, Bulls Head, Chelsea, Concord, Dongan Hills, Egbertville, Emerson Hill, Grant City, Grasmere, Lighthouse Hill, Manor Heights, Midland Beach, New Dorp, New Dorp Beach, New Springville, Oakwood, Old Town, Richmond Town, South Beach, Todt Hill, Travis, Westerleigh
Democrat to challenge Councilman Steven Matteo for seat – SILive        

City Council District 51

Neighborhoods: Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Heartland Village, Huguenot, New Springville, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, Woodrow
A gay young man throws his hat into the Staten Island political arena - Staten Island Advance
Democrat Dylan Schwartz, candidate for South Shore Council, opens campaign headquarters
Election 2017 District Data: Deep Red in the City’s South - City Limits
Democrat seeks to challenge Borelli for South Shore Council seat – SILive

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What is Know Your Vote?
 
News clips and other resources with critical information about the candidates running for City Council and Borough President. These local offices can make a big difference in New Yorkers’ lives. Yet, detailed information about the candidates in these races can sometimes be difficult to find. While we refrain from including partisan blogs or other partisan content, we try to include as much information about these races as we can. However, we can’t read everything, so if there is a story you think should be included, we want to hear about it. Send us an email at press@nyccfb.info.

Why do we need KYV?
As New Yorkers, we care deeply about our communities and want to cast votes that will create a better future for our city. People want to know who they are voting for and understand the issues candidates support and oppose in order to feel they are casting an informed vote. In addition to resources like the NYC Votes Voter Guide and the individual contribution maps, Know Your Vote helps deliver the information New Yorkers need to ensure they cast their votes for candidates who will take action on the issues that matter to them.

When is KYV updated?
Updated every Friday (and sometimes more frequently) throughout 2017.

How do I find my district? 
Use CTRL + F on your keyboard to search by district and neighborhood. Bookmark this page and refer back throughout the year to keep track of NYC’s 2017 races. Not sure which district you vote in? We’ve got you covered.

Disclaimer: Including content produced outside of the CFB within this list does not equate to an endorsement of the publisher, the author, or their views on behalf of the CFB. In no way do these stories represent the views or opinions of the CFB.

Multiple Races

November
The Council Races to Watch on Election Day - City Limits
New York Daily News' picks for City Council - New York Daily News
Make sure you have a voting plan - Amsterdam News
NYC election day: Mayor, City Council members, more up for re-election - AM New York
Competitive races: The final campaign finance filings before Election Day - Politico
Key 2017 New York Election Races to Watch - City & State NY
Your Guide to Who is Running in Every 2017 Race - City Limits
Who’s running? Here’s your guide to the 2017 general election on November 7 - QNS
Your guide to the 2017 city elections - Queens Chronicle
Election 2017: So, Who Are Those Judges You’ll Have to Vote On? - City Limits
Queens Machine, Part 1: You've Got to Pay Your Dues - WNYC

October
As General Election Nears, Experts Say Some Races Could be Competitive - New York Observer
Looking Back, and Ahead, with Women Who Lost City Council Races - Gotham Gazette
It’s Not Too Late to Start Paying Attention to the City Elections - Here’s How - Gotham Gazette
Data Drop: Some NYC Neighborhoods Have Less Representation at the Ballot Box - City Limits
Only Race in Town: Who Will Be Next Council Speaker in New York? - The New York Times
Who's trending in the NYC Council Speaker's Race? - City & State NY
Here are the only competitive City Council races in New York

September - After the Primary Election
10 Races & More to Watch in the General Election - Gotham Gazette
Council Incumbents Appear to Have Survived Primary Challenges - City Limits
Hot Council primary races may have boosted turnout, analysis shows - Politico Pro
Candidates for 2017 City Elections - Gotham Gazette
2017 Primary Results: Who Won Where - WNYC
Local Issues Dominate New York City Council Elections - The New York Times
NYC Primary 2017: Nail-Biter City Council Races and the Díaz Dynasty - WNYC
Max & Murphy Podcast: What Happened on Primary Day & What It Means - Gotham Gazette
Here are the takeaways from primary election's sad turnout - New York Daily News
Women’s Voice Remains Faint in Politics - The New York Times
Women lose ground in the New York City Council, even if Chin and Ayala win - City & State NY
Primary night winners and losers (not just the candidates) - Crain's New York
Meet The Three State Legislators Likely Heading To The City Council - Gotham Gazette
Brooklyn Democratic Machine’s Losses in Primary Could Sway Speaker Race - Village Voice
Race and the City Council speaker race​ - Amsterdam News
Queens Dems sweep the primary races​ - Queens Chronicle
DC 37-backed Candidates Win in Four Key City Council Races - DC 37

September - Before the Primary Election
New York primaries: What to know about this year's races - AM New York
Your guide to the 2017 primary races - Queens Chronicle
Which Councilmembers and Candidates in Nabes Targeted for Rezoning Take the Most Real-Estate Donations? - City Limits
Candidate Endorsements in the 2017 City Elections - Gotham Gazette
Citizen Action of New York Announces Endorsements of Progressive Activists in City Council Races - Citizen Action
Forecasting the Upcoming City Council Gender Imbalance - Gotham Gazette
NYC Campaign Program Boosts Importance of Small Donors - Wall Street Journal
Candidates battle it out at Queens forums - Times Ledger
Primary Choices for the New York City Council  - The New York Times
The Daily News' City Council picks: Queens - New York Daily News

August
New York City Council Races Where Major Union Endorsements Are Split - City & State NY
Two Weeks to Go: September Primaries in NW Bronx - Norwood News
New York Amsterdam News Endorsements Part One - Amsterdam News
Mass Mailer Loophole Gives State Legislators Advantage in City Council Races - Gotham Gazette
Gov. Cuomo endorses Queens Democrats Adrienne Adams, Peter Koo for City Council primaries - New York Daily News
Our Voter Guide for the 2017 Primary - WNYC
Upcoming City Council Forums, Debates, Meet & Greets - Bklyner
Take the money and run for office: The industry’s City Council bets - The Real Deal
Women Could Soon Hold Just 9 Seats on 51-Member City Council - New York Observer
Local Elections Matter: NOW-NYC’s Voter Guide - National Organization for Women
Not Now, Not Ever! Candidates We Must Stop - National Organization for Women
The Dwindling Ranks of Women on the New York City Council - WNYC
As Speaker Race Heats Up, Gender Disparity in the City Council is on Display - City & State NY
Who Will Be The Next City Council Speaker? - Gothamist
'Vote for the City You Want': NYC Votes Launches Citywide Ad Campaign - NYC Campaign Finance Board
State Assembly members running for City Council seats have missed votes due to lousy attendance records - New York Daily News
In New York, Race Heats Up for City Council Speaker - Wall Street Journal
Correction Officers Union endorses in Council primary races - Politico
New York voter registration deadline, how it works - AM New York
Key 2017 New York City Council Primaries By District - City & State NY
Campaign Finance Board names City Council debate sponsors - Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Matching funds for dummies - City & State NY
20 Races to Watch in the 2017 City Election Cycle - Gotham Gazette
Campaign Finance Board Announces City Council Candidate Community Forum Sponsors - CBS New York

July
Voters to Get a Crack at Council Candidates at CFB Forums - NY Observer
Police Union Seeks Role in City Council Elections - Wall Street Journal
NYC hotel workers union to fund primary elections backing City Council candidates - New York Daily News
Council Speaker Contenders Spread the Wealth to Colleagues - Gotham Gazette
SHEROES OF NY Launches as the First Bipartisan Campaign of Women Candidates - ABC Eyewitness News
DC 37 Endorsements for the Sept. 12 City Primary - DC37
2017 Elections: How Matching Funds Spread the Wealth - NYC Campaign Finance Board
2017 Elections: Small-Dollar Contribution Leaders as of July 14 - NYC Campaign Finance Board
Who Represents Me: Demystifying The City Council - NYers for Parks
Horse Carriage Opponents Releasing New TV Ad - NY1
City Council foes face off in northeast Queens - Times Ledger
Labor groups pool resources for 2017 City Council elections - New York Daily News

June
High Participation in Campaign Matching Funds, But Several Big Name Opt-Outs - Gotham Gazette
Corey Johnson’s Very Busy Campaign Weekend - Gotham Gazette
Reform Party Names Citywide Slate of Candidates - Bronx Chronicle
City Council hopefuls and incumbents line up for 2017 election - Times Ledger
Muslim Democratic Club of New York Prepares for City Races During Ramadan - NY Observer
Central Labor Council Makes Initial Endorsements in 36 Council Races - NYCCLC

May
Campaign finance tracker: City Council speaker's race - Politico
Running for Office: Who Can Give to NYC Candidates - NYC Campaign Finance Board
32BJ Members Endorse Candidates in NYC & NY State Races
32BJ SEIU

April
City Council Members Opt Out of Campaign Finance Program - Gotham Gazette
Consulting Firm with Deep City Ties Adds New Class of Clients, Looks National - Gotham Gazette

March

Five Leaders on New York’s Five Boroughs – The New York Times
Small Donor Contribution Leaders for 2017 Elections – NYC Campaign Finance Board
Candidates for 2017 City Elections – Gotham Gazette

February

32BJ Endorses Slate of Progressive Leaders for Re-election in NYC Races – 32BJ SEIU
Conservation voters release City Council scorecard – League of Conservation Voters

January
Undeclared Council members pull in big fundraising numbers – Politico
Campaign Contributions For Queens Pols Announced – Queens Tribune
CFB Launches NYC's 2017 Debate Program – NYC Campaign Finance Board

On the Ballot: State Constitutional Convention

November
New York Voters, Remember to Turn Over Your Ballot! - WNYC
Voters will weigh 3 state proposals on Tuesday - Times Union
Public employee unions make last-ditch push to kill constitutional convention - New York Post
Politics, Money, and the ‘Spirit of the Law:’ Why New York Needs a Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
The case for a New York constitutional convention: Vote yes on Proposal No. 1 - New York Daily News
Why Tenants Should Vote Against a Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
The constitutional convention debate: A guide to what's true, and what's not - Politico
Question facing voters: Should corrupt public officials be stripped of pensions? - Buffalo News
Constitutional Convention: Thanks, but No Thanks - The New York Times
Constitutional Convention question heading for landslide defeat, Siena finds - Politico

October
Fear vs. Hope: Battle Lines Drawn Over a Constitutional Convention - The New York Times
Yes or No? Three Questions on the Back of Your November Ballot - Gotham Gazette
What’s The [DATA] Point? 1936 - Gotham Gazette
Queens leaders mostly oppose ‘ConCon 2017’ - Queens Chronicle
Convention opponents outspend supporters in state referendum - Buffalo News
City Council speaker candidates jointly oppose constitutional convention - New York Daily News
Fear of a better N.Y. behind Constitutional convention opponents - New York Daily News
Myths and realities of a constitutional convention - Newsday
Marijuana legalization advocates press for constitutional convention - Buffalo News
Dark money shows up in constitutional convention debate
Unions Continue To Fund Anti-Con Con Push
Mayor Brown, Cuomo's party chair, opposes constitutional convention
New York Constitutional Convention Vote Raises Concern Over Pensions
A chance to drain New York's political swamp
Corruption an argument for, against state Constitutional Convention - Daily Freeman
The Pros and Cons of a ConCon? - The Indypendent
A con con threatens N.Y. workers’ rights - New York Daily News
Bills to bar incumbents from constitutional reform panel blocked - Newsday
Support for constitutional convention dips to new low in Siena poll

September
Skelos decision shows need for a constitutional convention, reformers say - Crain's New York
What would they do at a con-con? Rockefeller Institute has some ideas - Times Union
Most top state Democrats absent from convention debate - Politico Pro
Democrats would have advantage in constitutional convention delegate races - Politico Pro
Fearlessly seize the chance to launch a state constitutional convention - New York Daily News
Davis Declares Con-Con Victory, Withdraws Lawsuit - State of Politics
Women must edit N.Y.’s constitution - New York Daily News
Levy: Constitutional convention can bring about long-overdue reforms to Albany - Long Island Business News
More voters favor holding state Constitutional Convention: poll - New York Post

August
Don't be conned by state con - Riverdale Press
Strange bedfellows emerge as debate intensifies over convention vote - CNHI
New York Is About to Vote on a Constitutional Convention: Here’s Why You Should Care - Village Voice
Shadow of 1967 hovers over convention debate - Politico
Davis will appeal decision on ConCon ballot placement - Times Union
New York voters have chance to vote on constitutional convention this year - WHEC News 10
Convention opponents assail 'special interests' while spending big bucks - Politico
Voters being asked to change N.Y. constitution -- why it matters to you - Staten Island Advance
New Yorkers divided over need for state constitutional convention - ABC News
There Will Be Three Big Questions on Your Ballot in November - Gotham Gazette
2017 Proposed Constitutional Amendments - New York State Board of Elections
Farmers join push against constitutional convention - Times Union

July
Abolish the state Legislature: Focus a constitutional convention on addressing the root cause of New York State's dysfunction - New York Daily News
Blair Horner: The Fight Over The Constitutional Convention Heats Up - WAMC
New York’s Political Establishment, Activists Spar Over Constitutional Convention - Wall Street Journal
Rouse N.Y.'s sleeping powers with a people's convention to fix our broken state Constitution - New York Daily News
Pension Issue Surreptitiously Drives New York ConCon Politics - City & State NY
Delegate Election Date Should Sway Progressive Con Con Opponents - Gotham Gazette
A Constitutional Convention for New York? This May Be the Year - The New York Times
What’s a Constitutional Convention Cost? We Can’t Afford to Not Hold One - Gotham Gazette
Pot legalization activist sees convention as best path forward - Politico

June
Making the Case for a Constitutional Convention - Spectrum News
Tired of New York’s Corrupt, Plodding ‘Progressivism’? Call a Constitutional Convention - Village Voice
Broad coalition forms to fight constitutional convention - Times Union
State Bar Overwhelmingly Approves Constitutional Convention - New York Law Journal
City Bar's Support of Constitutional Convention Is Flawed - New York Law Journal
City Bar Association Backs Con Con - State of Politics

May
Rockefeller Institute bloggers: We need a ConCon - Times Union
Battle lines form over push to update N.Y. Constitution - Daily Star
New York debates having its own constitutional convention - Constitution Daily
10 Bold or Bizarre Proposals for a New York Constitutional Convention - Gotham Gazette
As Legislative Leaders Warn of Con Con Dangers, Good Government Groups Come Out in Favor – Gotham Gazette
Democratic lawmaker warns against convention to change NY constitution – New York Daily News
PAC pushes for constitutional convention to overhaul Albany - Newsday
Lawmakers, advocates of worker rights fear change to N.Y. Constitution - New York Daily News

March
If You Want To Fix Albany, Dare To Dream Of A Constitutional Convention – Village Voice

February
As Con Con Debate Heats Up, Heastie Declares Opposition – Gotham Gazette

Queens Borough President


Katz views borough’s immigrants as top priority - Times Ledger
Five Leaders on New York’s Five Boroughs
– The New York Times
Katz Starts Re-Election with $800,000 War Chest – Queens Tribune

New York City Council: Queens

City Council District 19
Neighborhoods: Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Beechhurst, College Point, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck, Malba, Whitestone

After the Primary Election
More controversies in Vallone-Graziano race - Queens Chronicle
Candidates talk issues in Whitestone - Queens Chronicle
Vallone wins primary to face Graziano again in November - Times Ledger

Before the Primary Election
Gov. Cuomo endorses Vallone for re-election - Times Ledger
City Council challenger Graziano touts record as community activist - Times Ledger
City candidates discuss transportation, education and more at a forum in Bayside - QNS
Women leaders endorse Vallone for re-election - Times Ledger
Graziano endorsed by Korean Americans for Political Advancement - Times Ledger
Graziano withdraws lawsuit challenging Vallone’s petition signatures - Times Ledger
Graziano challenges Vallone’s petition signatures - Times Ledger
Paul Vallone accused of using illegal signatures on petition - New York Post
State Senator Avella endorses challenger Graziano over incumbent Vallone in City Council primary race - QNS
Suozzi endorses Vallone in his re-election bid - Times Ledger
Vallone gets endorsement from WFP, Central Labor Council - Times Ledger
Vallone gains support from the UFT in Council race - Times Ledger
Vallone receives endorsement from Queens Democratic Party - Times Ledger 

City Council District 20

Neighborhoods: Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill

After the Primary Election
Koo beats Tan in primary for Council seat in Flushing

Before the Primary Election
Koo comes out swinging against Tan - Times Ledger
Cuomo's curious endorsement - Crain's New York
Tan, Koo duel at candidates forum - Queens Chronicle
Facing primary foe, Koo eyes re-election - Queens Chronicle
CB 7 member Alison Tan vies for CD 20 - Queens Chronicle
Queens Councilman to Lose His Seat After Guilty Verdict in Corruption Trial - DNAinfo
Alison Tan, Peter Koo’s Challenger, on Developers and More - Voices of NY
Koo welcomes primary challenge from Assemblyman Kim’s wife - Times Ledger
Alison Tan, wife of Ron Kim, challenging Koo – Queens Chronicle
Koo Announces Campaign For Reelection – Queens Gazette
Koo announces bid for re-election at Flushing Library – Times Ledger

City Council District 21

Neighborhoods: East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona in Queens, including Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Lefrak City and LaGuardia Airport

After the Primary Election
Meet The Three State Legislators Likely Heading To The City Council - Gotham Gazette

Before the Primary Election
Disgraced ex-pol Hiram Monserrate condemned in City Hall protest for seeking comeback - New York Daily News
Polling site won’t return to housing complex filled with Hiram Monserrate fans before primary election - New York Daily News
City Council Debate: Moya vs. Monserrate - NY1
Monserrate seeks second chance with City Council run - Times Ledger
Moya in City Council race to stop Monserrate from returning to a seat he disgraced - Times Ledger
Will Queens Voters Elect A City Councilman Who Stole Their Money & Assaulted His Girlfriend? - Gothamist
Monserrate is still paying for his criminal past - New York Post
Bias Concerns Fuel Cancellation of Moya-Monserrate Debate, Sources Say - DNAinfo
Democrats are not thrilled to choose between Monserrate and Moya - City & State NY
Corrupt ex-pol Hiram Monserrate gets $87G boost from taxpayers to fund comeback in City Council race - New York Daily News
Cuomo Endorses Moya For Council - State of Politics
Moya looks to make the jump to City Hall - Queens Chronicle
Seven City Council Speaker candidates endorse Moya in race against Monserrate - TimesLedger
Hiram Monserrate just might claw his way back into office - New York Post
Queens residents can’t vote because Board of Elections moved polling site: lawsuit - New York Daily News
City Council candidate insists his parents’ house in Queens is his real home amid residency questions - New York Daily News
Seven council members back Francisco Moya for City Council, condemn corrupt opponent Hiram Monserrate - New York Daily News
Moya refutes Monserrate’s claim he lives outside district
The gloves come off in the 21st District - Queens Chronicle
As Moya’s Prospects Improve, So Does Ecuadoreans’ Clout in the City - El Diario
District Data: A Unexpected Open Seat in Queens’ District 21 - City Limits
Amid challenge from Monserrate, de Blasio endorses Moya for council seat - Politico
Three challengers bounced out of race to replace City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland - Times Ledger
Queens Race Narrows to Moya and Monserrate as Challengers Booted Off Ballot - DNAinfo
Queens Council Primary Pits Assembly Member Versus Disgraced Former Rep - Gotham Gazette
Monserrate tries a redemption run for Council - Politico New York
Unions and Elected Officials Throw Cash Into Race for Queens Council Seat - DNAinfo
Establishment N.Y. candidates stymie democracy with legal games for grassroots campaigns - New York Daily News
Monserrate, Moya among several candidates in crowded Queens council race - NY1
Monserrate allegedly failed to report his campaign expenses - New York Post
James Endorses Moya For Council - State of Politics
RWDSU Endorses Moya For Council - State of Politics
City Council contender Moya pushes his Willets Point plan - Times Ledger
Dems say ex-con Monserrate has real shot to win old Council seat - New York Post
32BJ Endorses Moya For Council Seat - State of Politics
De Blasio pals around in Queens with City Council hopeful Francisco Moya - New York Daily News
Collecting petition signatures to get on the ballot is inefficient, frustrating and very 19th century - New York Daily News
Meet the Candidates Running for Councilwoman Ferreras-Copeland's Seat - DNAinfo
Activists say IDC membership would hurt Peralta in Council run - Politico
Two new candidates declare for 21st CD - Queens Chronicle
Hiram Monserrate, Infamous For Dragging Girlfriend Through Lobby, Wins Key Endorsement In City Council Race - Gothamist
Front-Runner for New York City Council Speaker Post Drops Out - Wall Street Journal
Ferreras-Copeland, a frontrunner for speaker, decides to leave politics - Politico
Hiram Monserrate gets a clear path back into politics - New York Post
Moya to go for Ferreras-Copeland’s City Council seat after she decides against running for re-election - Times Ledger
Monserrate seeks to challenge Ferreras-Copeland in bid for City CouncilPolitico
Hiram Monserrate Announces Run for City CouncilNY1
Monserrate on Returning to Politics – Voices of NY
Council Members Could Face Challenges from Sitting State Assembly Members – NY1

City Council District 22

Neighborhoods: Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside
Massey endorses Concannon for city council - Times Ledger

City Council District 23

Neighborhoods: Bayside, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Jamaica Estates, Little Neck, Queens Village
CD 23 hopefuls duke it out in Bayside Hills - Queens Chronicle
Grodenchik opponent made stealthy run at council seat - Times Ledger

City Council District 24
Neighborhoods: Kew Gardens Hills, Pomonok, Electchester, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Parkway Village, Jamaica Hills, Jamaica

After the Primary Election
Lancman defeats challenge from Rahman to retain Council seat - Times Ledger

Before the Primary Election
Lancman proud of his Council record - Queens Chronicle
Bangladeshi-born Rahman challenges Lancman for City Council seat - Times Ledger
Mohammad Rahman vies for District 24 - Queens Chronicle
Campaign Contributions For Queens Pols Announced – Queens Tribune
Undeclared Council members pull in big fundraising numbers – Politico

City Council District 25

Neighborhoods: Elmhurst, Jackson Heights
(There are no stories for this district at this time, but check the multiple races category)

City Council District 26

Neighborhoods: Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, Dutch Kills
Campaign Contributions For Queens Pols Announced – Queens Tribune
Undeclared Council members pull in big fundraising numbers – Politico

City Council District 27

Neighborhoods: Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, St. Albans, Queens Village, and Springfield Gardens

After the Primary Election
Green Party’s Francois runs grassroots campaign for Council seat - Times Ledger
Educator vies for City Council seat - Times Ledger
Last-minute voter turnout leads Miller, Adams to victory

Before the Primary Election
Miller seeks re-election for SE Queens Council seat - Times Ledger
Dr. Rupert Green's Plans For Jobs, Education, Safety and Housing - Black Star News

City Council District 28

Neighborhoods: Rochdale, South Ozone Park

After the Primary Election
Ivan Mossop Jr. running against Adams for City Council seat -
Times Ledger
Last-minute voter turnout leads Miller, Adams to victory - Times Ledger

Before the Primary Election
City Council Races 2017: Corruption Paves Way for New Leadership - WNYC
Three Democrats Vying for Ruben Wills City Council Seat - NY1
Adams: Experience is the key in the 28th - Queens Chronicle
Seeking to continue her public service - Queens Chronicle
Queens Council Candidates Attempt to Offer Stability to Burned District - Gotham Gazette
City Council Debate: After Ruben Wills - NY1
Ulrich endorses Richard David for Wills’ vacated seat - Times Ledger
Supporters, Opponents Draw Battle Lines As Adams Readies Armory Recommendations - Kings County Politics
EDC VP seeks City Council District 28 seat left empty by Wills
Ex-NYC Councilman Sentenced to Prison - Wall Street Journal
Guyanese Richard David campaign creating waves - Guyana Times International
Powell Talks Campaign, Vision For District 28 - Queens Tribune
Queens Democrats Back Adrienne Adams for Council Seat - WNYC
CB12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams Seeks to Replace Disgraced Ruben Wills - DNAinfo
Queens Democratic Party to Back Adrienne Adams to Replace Ruben Wills - NY Observer
Adams Joins Race for Council District 28 - Queens Tribune
Wills conviction leaves an opening, questions - Queens Chronicle
Queens Democrats Prepare to Pick New Council Candidate - WNYC
City Councilman Convicted of Stealing Thousands in Public Funds - The New York Times
Queens city councilman found guilty in corruption trial - NY1
Endorsing the indicted: Queens politics as usual - New York Post
Shame of Queens: Machine still supports indicted AWOL councilman - NY Daily News
Trial of Ruben Wills opens with defense of 'sloppy' accounting - Politico
Queens Councilman Stands Trial for Allegedly Pocketing Taxpayer Money - NY1
Trio of corrupt pols may testify against disgraced councilman - New York Post
Richard David Announces Bid for 28th District Council Seat – Queens Tribune

City Council District 29

Neighborhoods: Rego Park, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill
(There are no stories for this district at this time, but check the multiple races category)  

City Council District 30

Neighborhoods: Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Woodside

After the Primary Election
New York City Heads to Polls to Vote for Mayor, Council - Wall Street Journal
City council member targets Eric Ulrich over ethics complaint - New York Post
Meng endorses Crowley in re-election bid against Holden - Times Ledger
Como slams Queens Repubs over Holden nod - Queens Chronicle
Where Crowley-Holden stands three weeks out
Queens GOP gives Bob Holden the Republican line in Council race - Queens Chronicle
'Very good' chance Holden gets GOP line; Crowley decries ‘bait and switch’ - Queens Chronicle
Are Queens Republicans thinking about turning to a Democrat to win a local City Council seat? - QNS
Crowley trounces Holden in race expected to be close

Before the Primary Election
Holden tries to unseat Crowley, citing her lack of representation and competence - Times Ledger
Crowley calls Holden dysfunctional, delusional - Times Ledger
City Council candidate yells at opponent’s ‘Grandpa Simpson’ meme - New York Daily News
Barnwell endorses Crowley, makes waves
Crowley looks to build on her record - Queens Chronicle
Holden hopes to pull off the upset - Queens Chronicle
Bob Holden challenges Elizabeth Crowley - Times Ledger
Holden to Challenge Crowley for City Council Seat - NY1  

City Council District 31

Neighborhoods: Arverne, Brookville, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Laurelton, Rosedale, Springfield Gardens
(There are no stories for this district at this time, but check the multiple races category)  

City Council District 32

Neighborhoods: Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, Seaside, Woodhaven
Ulrich Chides Scala On Rap Lyrics - Queens Tribune
Forgetting the past, looking to the future - Queens Chronicle
City council member targets Eric Ulrich over ethics complaint - New York Post
Ulrich, Scala reps talk mayoral race - Queens Chronicle
Mike Miller, UFT endorse Ulrich for re-election - Times Ledger
Queens Councilman Eric Ulrich Says He Will Not Run for Mayor – NY1

City Council District 34

Neighborhoods: Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood
Community Group Endorses Four Women of Color for ‘Open’ City Council Seats – Gotham Gazette

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