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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.


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

District 43 – John Quaglione endorsed over Vincent Gentile^
District 47 – Mark Treyger endorsed over Andy Sullivan
District 48 – David Storobin endorsed over Chaim Deutsch and Igor Oberman

 

MANHATTAN

District 5 – Ben Kallos endorsed over David Garland and Micah Kellner

 

QUEENS

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

District 50 – Steven Matteo endorsed over John Mancuso

 

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