Women of Color Running for Office in NYC

While we are unable to endorse in the 2017 election, we wanted to make sure to be as transparent as possible, and list out for everyone all the women of color who are currently running for NYC elected office.  We will let you folks decide which candidate’s platform best aligns with your principles, and endorse that way.  We also would like to make ourselves available for any questions you might have on a candidate or a race, and try our best to inform all of you on the goings-on of these elections.

—Candidate list last updated May 7, 2017—

Seats with at least one WoC Candidate (22, 34 women in total)

  • Public Advocate (incumbent)
    • Letitia James, Democrat, incumbent
  • Bronx Borough President (incumbent: Ruben Diaz Jr)
    • Camella Pinkney-Price, Democrat
  • Brooklyn District Attorney (incumbent: Eric Gonzalez)
    • Patricia Gatling, Democrat
    • Stephanie Ama-Dwimoh, Democrat
  • City Council District 1 (incumbent)
    • Margaret Chin, Democrat, incumbent
    • Dashia Imperiale, Democrat
  • City Council District 2 – open seat (held by Rosie Mendez)
    • Carlina Rivera, Democrat
    • Jasmin Sanchez, Democrat
  • City Council District 4 – open seat (held by Dan Garodnick)
    • Maria Castro, Democrat
  • City Council District 8 – open seat (held by Melissa Mark-Viverito)
    • Diana Ayala, Democrat
    • Tamika Mapp, Democrat
  • City Council District 9 (incumbent elected in Feb special election)
    • Shannette Gray, Democrat
  • City Council District 13 – open seat (held by James Vacca)
    • Marjorie Velazquez, Democrat
  • City Council District 16
    • Vanessa Gibson, Democrat, incumbent (running unopposed)
  • City Council District 17 (incumbent: Rafael Salamanca))
    • Helen Foreman-Hines, Democrat
  • City Council District 18 – open seat (held by Annabel Palma)
    • Amanda Farias, Democrat
  • City Council District 20 (incumbent: Peter Koo)
    • Alison Tan, Democrat
  • City Council District 21 (incumbent)
    • Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Democrat, incumbent
  • City Council District 28 (incumbent)
    • Hettie V. Powell, Democrat
    • Christina Winslow, Democrat
  • City Council District 35
    • Laurie Cumbo, Democrat, incumbent
    • Ede Fox, Democrat
  • City Council District 38 (incumbent: Carlos Menchaca)
    • Sara Gonzalez, Democrat
    • Carmen Hulbert, Green
  • City Council District 40 (incumbent: Mathieu Eugene)
    • Pia Raymond, Democrat
    • Rose Saint Albord, Democrat
  • City Council District 41 – open seat (held by Darlene Mealy)
    • Moreen King, Democrat
    • Deidre Olivera, Democrat
    • Kathleen Daniel, Democrat
    • Alika Ampry-Samuel, Democrat
  • City Council District 42
    • Inez Barron, Democrat, incumbent
  • City Council District 43
    • Nancy Tong, Democrat
  • City Council District 49
    • Debi Rose, Democrat, incumbent
    • Kamillah Payne-Hanks, Democrat

 

Seats with no WoC candidates (22)

  • Mayor (incumbent) 
  • Comptroller (incumbent) 
  • Queens Borough President (incumbent: Melinda Katz) 
  • Manhattan Borough President (incumbent: Gale Brewer) 
  • Staten Island Borough President (incumbent: James Oddo) 
  • City Council District 5 (incumbent: Ben Kallos) 
  • City Council District 6 (incumbent: Helen Rosenthal) 
  • City Council District 7 (incumbent: Mark Levine) 
  • City Council District 10 (incumbent: Ydanis Rodriguez) 
  • City Council District 14 (incumbent: Fernando Cabrera) 
  • City Council District 15 (incumbent: Ritchie Torres) 
  • City Council District 19 (incumbent: Paul Vallone) 
  • City Council District 23 (incumbent: Barry Grodenchik) 
  • City Council District 24 (incumbent: Rory Lancman) 
  • City Council District 25 (incumbent: Daniel Dromm) 
  • City Council District 27 (incumbent: I. Daneek Miller) 
  • City Council District 30 (incumbent: Elizabeth Crowley) 
  • City Council District 32 (incumbent: Eric Ulrich) 
  • City Council District 34 (incumbent: Antonio Reynoso) 
  • City Council District 36 (incumbent: Robert Cornegy) 
  • City Council District 48 (incumbent: Chaim Deutsch) 
  • City Council District 51 (incumbent: Joe Borelli)

 

Seats with an incumbent running unopposed (17)

  • Brooklyn Borough President (incumbent: Eric Adams) 
  • Manhattan District Attorney (incumbent: Cy Vance) 
  • City Council District 3 (incumbent: Corey Johnson) 
  • City Council District 11 (incumbent: Andrew Cohen) 
  • City Council District 12 (incumbent: Andy King) 
  • City Council District 22 (incumbent: Costa Constantinides) 
  • City Council District 26 (incumbent: Jimmy Van Bramer) 
  • City Council District 29 (incumbent: Karen Koslowitz) 
  • City Council District 31 (incumbent: Donovan Richards) 
  • City Council District 33 (incumbent: Steven Levin) 
  • City Council District 37 (incumbent: Rafael Espinal) 
  • City Council District 39 (incumbent: Brad Lander) 
  • City Council District 44 (incumbent: David Greenfield) 
  • City Council District 45 (incumbent: Jumaane Williams) 
  • City Council District 46 (incumbent: Alan Maisel) 
  • City Council District 47 (incumbent: Mark Treyger) 
  • City Council District 50 (incumbent: Steven Matteo)