As you know, 2001 is a major election year in New York City.
You will make important decisions shaping the future of our
city and its leadership by voting in the primary and general elections this fall. This year, you will be electing the Mayor,
the Public Advocate, the Comptroller, your Borough President, and
your district’s City Council member. This Voter Guide is designed
to help you compare candidates for these offices as you prepare to
vote in the September 25 primary election.
The Voter Guide is a nonpartisan, plain-language handbook published
by the New York City Campaign Finance Board (the “CFB”), an independent
City agency, to give you information about City elections. It contains statements and photos submitted by municipal candidates,
information on voting and voters’ rights, information about the 2001
Debate Program, and a map of your borough to help you determine your
City Council district.
Some candidates listed in the CFB’s printed Voter Guide do not appear in this
Web Voter Guide because they have been disqualified from the ballot.
Printed copies of the Voter Guide are available in Spanish and Chinese from
the Campaign Finance Board at no charge. Please call 212-360-7100 for more
The CFB administers the New York City Campaign Finance Program. The
Program reduces the influence of private money on City campaigns,
offers qualified candidates a fair chance to run for office by providing
public matching funds for small contributions, and makes available detailed
information on candidates’ campaign finances. To learn more about the Program
and the CFB, see “NYC’s Campaign Finance Program”.
The CFB also administers mandatory debates for Program participants running
for Mayor, Public Advocate, and Comptroller. The debates are sponsored by
various news and civic organizations. For more about the debates,
see “The 2001 Debate
Informed voters strengthen democracy. We hope that this 2001 Primary Election
Voter Guide will help you make informed choices on election day.
Joseph A. O’Hare, S.J.
New York City Campaign Finance Board