On the Candidates

So, there’s an election today. It will probably determine who your City Council member is for the next four (or eight or twelve) years. It will also probably determine who your Comptroller, Public Advocate and Borough President is for the next four (or eight or twelve) years. So it’s kind of important and worth paying attention to.

Al Sharpton called last night, and he wants me to pass on his support for Bill de Blasio. Ed Koch called last night, and he’s supporting Melinda Katz for Comptroller (so is Diana Reyna, but she didn’t call me last night). Sara Horowitz from Freelancer’s Union called, and they’re supporting David Yassky for Comptroller and Evan Thies for Council.

Here are links to the very excellent candidate profiles Juliet Linderman did for the Greenpoint Gazette.

In the 33rd District (open race):

Isaac Abraham
Ken Baer
Doug Biviano
Ken Diamondstone
Steve Levin
Jo Anne Simon
Evan Thies

In the 34th District (Diana Reyna is the incumbent):

Maritza Davila
Gerry Esposito
Diana Reyna

And for the citywides, here is a recap of the major races from the Times.