nyc election 2013

Councilmember wants poll site switch for Tudor Village voters
Councilmember wants poll site switch for Tudor Village voters
Politics Maggie Hayes 9/17/2013 at 2:20PM

With the general election approaching, one candidate wants any and every voter at the polls. The Board of Elections (BOE) rezoned Tudor Village voters two years ago from P.S. 63 in Ozone Park to P.S. 232 in Lindenwood. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, who is running for re-election, is requesting the BOE switch it back. “The Board [...]

Thompson ends mayoral bid
Thompson ends mayoral bid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/16/2013 at 11:53AM

Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign has come to an end. The former city comptroller announced Monday morning that he was dropping his bid for the Democratic nomination, throwing his support behind primary winner Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. “If this were a general election with consequences about the fundamental direction of our city, you can bet [...]

Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Thompson refuses to drop mayoral bid after meeting with supporters
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 9/13/2013 at 9:45AM

Bill Thompson vowed to stay in the mayor’s race Thursday night despite mounting pressure to drop his bid before a runoff can be decided. He made the statement after reportedly meeting with key supporters, including Congressmembers Gregory Meeks, Hakeem Jeffries and Charles Rangel. According to unofficial results, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio received 40.3 percent [...]

Primary guide: City Council District 28
Primary guide: City Council District 28
Politics Queens Courier Staff 9/06/2013 at 3:54PM

As the clock ticks closer to city primaries on Tuesday, September 10, The Courier would like to provide you, the reader and the voter, with a fair, detailed guide of who is running. Here is a list of the City Council District 28 primary candidates (Jamaica, South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Rochdale), who they are, what they [...]

Councilmember Mark Weprin faces potential challenger in general election
Councilmember Mark Weprin faces potential challenger in general election
Politics Melissa Chan 8/12/2013 at 12:12PM

Numerous police unions are backing one candidate’s bid to unseat incumbent Councilmember Mark Weprin. Joseph Concannon, a retired police captain from Bellerose, announced his run for City Council on August 8 — with the full support of several law enforcement groups, including the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA). “I can assure you I will never risk [...]