NYC has some Big Municipal 2021 Elections
Publish on 04/08/2021
By Olayemi Odesanya
Getting involved in our national elections is just as crucial as getting involved in our local ones. This year is the year of elections and voting for new political leadership for New York. As many of us New Yorkers know, the municipal general elections will be held on November 2nd.
The primaries will be held on June 22nd. For NYC 2021 Municipal Election, there are currently fifty-eight seats running for candidacy. Candidates includes individuals running for: City Council, Borough Presidents, Public Advocate, City Comptroller and Mayor.
If you didn’t know, a municipal election is the process of electing a local official representing a particular town or city. Candidacy for this election ranges from Mayor to Civil Court Judges depending on the election year. Nationally, there are more than 30 mayoral elections currently running this year.
Each of these positions play an important role running our city.
A City Council Member serves one of the 51 districts throughout the five boroughs. As a member of The New York City Council, their role is to enact the city’s law and administration policies.
An elected official who represents one of five boroughs in New York City is the role of the Borough President. A borough president brings awareness of certain social issues the borough may be experiencing to the city’s mayor, or governor.
A Public Advocate is a representative who steps in whenever the mayor is unable to perform their duties. Their office assists with city complaints involving government-related services and regulations.
A City Comptroller has the role of the chief financial officer and auditor of city agencies. As an auditor, they oversee city agencies and their financial report as well as managing their city’s public pension funds.
Mayor is the highest-ranked elected official in municipal government of a city. This position oversees all city’s government officials and is the face of the city.
But before the general election, there is still the primary election which is held on June 22nd. The primary election consists of Democratic and Republican candidates. Winners will obviously move forward to the general election in November.
All seats are up for the City Council District Office. A couple of them are listed below:
City Council District 9
City Council District 10
Carmen De La Rosa
Manny De Los Santos
City Council District 14
City Council District 20
City Council District 22
City Council District 25
Lucy Cerezo Scully
City Council District 29
City Council District 32
City Council District 42
*Some of City Council Members were elected earlier in year.
Listed below is the complete list of the candidates running for the City Council District:
Bronx Borough President
Brooklyn Borough President
Robert Cornegy Jr.
Jo Anne Simon
Manhattan Borough President
Queen Borough President
Jimmy Van Bramer
Staten Island Borough President
Theo Bruce Chino Tavarez
City Council District 1
Primary Election for City Comptroller of New York
Primary Election for Mayor of New York
Isaac Wright Jr.
Some special elections were held earlier this year for City Council Districts.
• On February 2nd, City Council District Member 24 (James F. Gennaro) was elected.
• On February 21st, City Council District Member 31 (Selvena N. Brooks-Powers) was elected.
• On March 23rd, City Council Districts Members 11 (Eric Dinowitz) and 15 (Oswald Feliz) were elected.
It’s not too late to register to vote! The deadline is Friday May 28 and early voting begins on Saturday June 12. For more information check out https://www.vote.nyc/.