2013 General Election Voters Directory

  

     
Welcome to the online Citizens Union. Read the 2013 General Election Voters Directory

This page - with links below - contains comprehensive information regarding each of the 16 races evaluated by Citizens Union. Each election contest's page contains:

  • individual summaries of candidates who were interviewed by Citizens Union;
  • the rationale for Citizens Union's preference for a particular candidate;
  • candidates' detailed responses to our questionnaire; 
  • links to campaign finances filings and other candidate information; and
  • links to district maps and Gotham Gazette's Gotham Voters profile page.

The two citywide races are presented first, followed by boroughwide offices and concluding with city council races by borough.

In addition to candidate evaluations, Citizens Union has also taken a position in opposition to ballot question number six related to increasing the retirement age for certain judges. See also our press release.  



In addition to this online version, you may also see the print version of the 2013 General Election Voters Directory and Citizens Union's press releases regarding our 2013 General Election Endorsements for citywide races and borough and city council offices.  

All questionnaires submitted to Citizens Union for the 2013 election cycle are available; please note, however, that due to limited capacity, Citizens Union is not able to evaluate every race taking place in New York City.  Our past preference and endorsement decisions are also available.

 

 

                        

 CITIZENS UNION ENDORSEMENTS

 Please note that the candidates listed below are only those interviewed by Citizens Union.  See the full list of contested races for more information. ^ indicates incumbent.

 

CITYWIDE OFFICES

 
 


BOROUGHWIDE OFFICES


BROOKLYN DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Kenneth Thompson endorsed over Charles Hynes^


BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT

Eric Adams endorsed over Elias Weir


MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Cyrus Vance Jr.^ endorsed over Peter Gleason


QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT

Melinda Katz endorsed over Aurelio Arcabasio


STATEN ISLAND BOROUGH PRESIDENT

James Oddo endorsed over Louis Liedy
 

CITY COUNCIL OFFICES

 
BROOKLYN
 

 

MANHATTAN
 
  
photo from Flickr user Eduardo Garcia Rodriguez, http://flic.kr/p/dfRTab
  District 5 – Ben Kallos endorsed over David Garland and Micah Kellner

 
QUEENS
 
  
photo from Flickr user from Sam Howzit, http://flic.kr/p/ckccCh
  District 19 – Paul Vallone endorsed over Dennis Saffran
District 22 – Costa Costantinides endorsed over Daniel Peterson and Lynne Serpe
District 23 – Mark Weprin^ endorsed
District 30 – No endorsement


STATEN ISLAND
 
 
   
photo from Flickr user photobysimon, http://flic.kr/p/5HzSYo
  District 50 – Steven Matteo endorsed over John Mancuso
 
 
 

 
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