City Council District 46 - Democratic Primary

   
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Preferred Candidate - Alan Maisel - Dem
Age: N/A Occupation: Member, NYS Assembly
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Alan Maisel has spent seven years as the Assemblymember of District 59, which overlaps considerably with Council District 46. Before his election to the State Assembly, he worked significantly with the Board of Education. He is seeking office because he feels Albany is isolated from his community, and he prefers working more directly with constituents on their issues. His primary issues include improving the system of public education and better handling waste management and recycling. Maisel supports many of Citizens Union’s issues, though acknowledged that they have not been a past focus of his. On discretionary funding, he believed there should be more balance and equality but did not express support for needs-based allocation of resources funding. Maisel also supports fuller disclosure of public officials’ outside income. Citizens Union believes that Maisel would be an effective representative for his community, given his policy knowledge and experience, and would provide an open door to further discussions about reform. CU prefers Maisel.
 
 

  
 

  
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   Mercedes Narcisse - Dem
Age: N/A Occupation: Full-time candidate
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Mercedes Narcisse, a registered nurse, community activist, and small business owner, is seeking office to enhance the community’s engagement with politics and government. Her principal concerns include creating jobs, improving education, and protecting the environment in her district. Narcisse stated that she would introduce legislation to provide assistance for small businesses, though had not fully developed the scope of the proposal. While her passion for the families in her community was tangible, she was unfamiliar with Citizens Union’s priorities and values, as well as the policy process.