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Meeting on Post-Election Lessons Learned – November 16, 2023

Now that the 2023 November 7th General Elections are over, what’s next ? Candidates looked back and planned forward.  Click here to see the results.

Announcers:
– NY’s Congressional lines could be redrawn!
– Vic Starsky against Mayor Adams’ “City of Yes” proposal  Video on Future of Housing in NYC
– Edward Manfredonia
– Martha Rowen on Election Day experience

Speakers:
– Michael Mossa, Queens District Attorney
– William Shanahan, Civil Court Judge, 6th Municipal
– Juan Pagan, 2nd City Council
– Robert Bobrick, 3rd City Council
– Elizabeth Golluscio, 5th City Council
– Diane di Stasio, 6th City Council
– Robert Caemmerer, 11th City Council
– Hasime Samantha Zherka, 13th City Council
– Yu-Ching James Pai, 20th City Council
– Jonathan Rinaldi, 24th City Council
– Zhile Cao, 25th City Council
– Marvin Jeffcoat, 26th City Council
– Rusat Ramgopal, 28th City Council
– Martha Rowen, 33rd City Council
– Marguerite Chandler, 34th City Council
– Isaiah Orlando Vega, 37th City Council
Our next next meeting will be December 21st (third Thursday).  Instead of a holiday party, we are doing a peer-to-peer training/discussion of potential candidates in the 2024 election cycle:  US President; US Senate; Congress; NYS Senate and NYS Assembly.  If you are interested in running for an office, join us as past candidates share experience and paperwork guidance.  Election attorneys will be invited.

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General Election: November 7, 2023

Unofficial Results:  NYC Races and 2 Ballot Proposals

2023 certified election results and spending per vote.

District Attorney races
Queens: Michael Mossa (R,C; 24% 35,319) vs. George A. Grasso (Public Safety; 5% 7,309) vs.  ✅Melinda Katz (D; 67% 97,388)
Bronx: *✅Darcel D. Clark (D; 48,268)
Staten Island: *✅Michael E. McMahon (D; 19,509)

City Council races by District
1: Helen Qiu (R,C,Common Sense, Arts & Culture; 31% 3,931) vs. * ✅Christopher Marte (D; 68% 8,555)
2: * ✅Carlina Rivera (D,WF; 9,725)
3: Robert Bobrick (R, Medical Freedom; 10% 1,595) vs. * ✅Erik D. Bottcher (D; 89% 13,693)
4: Brian Robinson (R, Parent; 26% 4,348) vs. * ✅Keith Powers (D; 73% 12,216)
5: Elizabeth Golluscio (R; 18% 3,275) vs. * ✅Julie Menin (D; 81% 14,449)
6: Diane di Stasio (R, CleanUpNY, Arts & Culture; 18% 3,809) vs. * ✅Gale Brewer (D, 81% 17,527) vs. Barbara Simpson (Medical Freedom, 1% 142)
7: * ✅Shaun Abreu (D; 12,612)
8: Exodus M. Gary (R; 12% 717) vs. * ✅Diana I. Ayala (D; 87% 5,373)
9:  ✅Yusef Salaam (D; 11,179)
10: * ✅Carmen N. De La Rosa (D,WF; 8,207)
11: Robert Caemmerer (R,C, Medical Freedom; 14% 1,518) vs. * ✅Eric Dinowitz (D; 84% 8,755)
12: Dewayne R. Lee (R; 7% 671) vs. * ✅Kevin C. Riley (D; 93% 9,298)
13:  ✅Kristy Marmorato (R,C; 52% 6,571) vs. *Marjorie Velazquez (D; 47% 5,863)
14: Amelia Rose (R; 11% 450) vs. * ✅Pierina A. Sanchez (D,WF; 88% 3,628)
15: Erica Elias (R; 13% 487) vs. Jose A. Padilla, Jr. (C; 7% 268) vs. * ✅Oswald J. Feliz (D; 80% 3,092)
16: Tanya Carmichael (R; 14% 677) vs. * ✅Althea V. Stevens (D; 86% 4,233)
17: Rosaline Nieves (R; 11% 441) vs. Gonzalo Duran (C; 4% 176) vs. * ✅Rafael Salamanca Jr. (D; 85% 3,517)
18: Michelle Castillo (R; 11% 757) vs. * ✅Amanda C. Farias (D,WF; 88% 5,844)
19: * ✅Vickie Paladino (R,C, Common Sense; 60% 11,648) vs. Tony Avella (D, Taxpayers Unite; 39% 7,634)
20: Yu-Ching James Pai (R,C, Medical Freedom, Common Sense; 31% 2,657) vs. Jin Liang Chen (Better Flushing; 10% 837) vs. * ✅Sandra Ung (D; 58% 4,905)
21: * ✅Franciso Moya (D; 2,936)
22: Kelly M. Klingman (R,C, Animal Welfare; 30% 4,126) vs * ✅Tiffany Caban (D,WF; 70% 9,517)
23: Bernard K. Chow (R,C, Medical Freedom, Common Sense; 36% 5,089) vs. * ✅Linda Lee (D; 63% 9,024)
24: Jonathan D. Rinaldi (R,C, Medical Freedom, Parent, Mad As Hell; 24% 2,169) vs. * ✅James F. Gennaro (D; 74% 6,862)
25: Zhile Cao (R, Medical Freedom; 21% 1,879) vs. * ✅Shekar Krishnan (D,WF; 65% 5,753) vs. Fatima Baryab (Diversity; 11% 945)
26: Marvin Jeffcoat (R, Medical Freedom; 20% 2,092) vs. * ✅Julie Won (D,WF; 79% 8,276)
27: Marilyn Miller (R, Medical Freedom; 7% 635) vs. * ✅Nantasha M. Williams (D; 92% 8,490)
28: Rusat Ramgopal (R, Common Sense; 14% 1,020) vs. * ✅Adrienne E. Adams (D; 85% 6,249)
29: Danniel S. Maio (R,C; 27% 3,132) vs. Sukhi Singh (Common Sense; 4% 489) vs. * ✅Lynn C. Schulman (D; 68% 7,790)
30: * ✅Robert F. Holden (R,C,D, Medical Freedom, Animal Welfare; 7,496)
31: Daniella M. May (R, Mad As Hell, Parent; 10% 988) vs. * ✅Selvena N. Brooks-Powers (D; 89% 8,597)
32: * ✅Joann Ariola (R,C; 8,839)
33: Martha Rowen (R,C, Medical Freedom; 12% 1,472) vs. * ✅Lincoln Restler (D,WF; 87% 10,640)
34: Marguerite Chandler (Medical Freedom; 5% 358) vs. * ✅Jennifer Gutierrez (D,WF; 95% 7,168)
35: * ✅Crystal Hudson (D,WF; 13,448)
36: * ✅Chi A. Osse (D,WF; 99% 9,396)
37: Isaiah Orlando Vega (R,C, Medical Freedom; 11% 525) vs. * ✅Sandy Nurse (D,WF; 89% 4,426)
38: Paul A. Rodriguez (R,C; 34% 2,871) vs. * ✅Alexa Aviles (D,WF; 66% 5,633)
39: Arkadiusz T. Tomaszewski (R,C, Medical Freedom; 13% 2,624) vs. * ✅Shahana K. Hanif (D,WF; 85% 17,461)
40: Daniel B. Lally (Medical Freedom; 3% 321) vs. * ✅Rita C. Joseph (D,WF; 96% 10,857)
41: * ✅Darlene Mealy (D; 5,959)
42: * ✅Chris Banks (D; 6,488)
43: Ying Tan (R; 26% 2,122) vs. Vito J. LaBella (C; 15% 1,174) vs.  ✅Susan Zhuang (D; 59% 4,722)
44: * ✅Kalman Yeger (R,C,D; 80% 7,362) vs. Heshy Tischler (Boro Park Flatbush; 18% 1,692)
45: * ✅Farah N. Louis (D; 97% 8,524)
46: Michael J. Moran (R,C; 32% 3,599) vs. Adieretta Kabreau (Kabreau 4 Council; 2% 214) vs. * ✅Mercedes Narcisse (D; 65% 7,268)
47: *Ari Kagan (R,C, Parent; 41% 7,916) vs. * ✅Justin Brannan (D; 58% 11,148)
48: * ✅Inna Vernikov (R,C; 67% 8,109) vs. Igor Kazatsker (Team Trump; 8% 978) vs. Amber Adler (D,We The People; 24% 2,926)
49: Ruslan Shamal (SSSI, 16% 1,341) vs. * ✅Kamilah M. Hanks (D, 79% 6,456)
50: * ✅David M. Carr (R,C; 9,568)
51: * ✅Joseph C. Borelli (R,C; 9,863)

Proposal Number 1, an Amendment: Removal of Small City School Districts From Special Constitutional Debt Limitation
The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 4 of the Constitution removes the special constitutional debt limitation now placed on small city school districts, so they will
be treated the same as all other school districts. Shall the proposed amendment be approved? 73% YES; 358,955 vs. 27% NO; 134,767

Abstract of Proposal Number One, An Amendment.  This constitutional amendment removes the special debt limit for small city school districts.  Debt limits would be established in state law for all school districts.  A small city school district is one that includes at least part of a small city.  A small city is a city with less than 125,000 people.  The State Constitution limits how much debt a small city school district can incur.  Their debt cannot be more than 5% of the value of taxable real estate in the district.  There are exceptions for certain expenses.  Other school districts are not subject to a constitutional debt restriction, but have a different debt limit provided by state law.  State law says their debts cannot be greater than 10% of the value of taxable real property.  If this Constitutional Amendment passes, small city school districts would be eligible to have the same debt limit as other school districts enacted via legislative action.

Proposal Number 2, an Amendment: Extending Sewage Project Debt Exclusion From Debt Limit
The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution extends for ten years the authority of counties, cities, towns, and villages to remove from their constitutional debt limits debt for the construction of sewage facilities. Shall the proposed amendment be approved? 76% YES; 372,659 vs. 24% NO; 117,895.

Abstract of Proposal Number Two, An Amendment.  The Constitution limits the debt counties, cities, towns and villages can incur.  This debt limit does not include debt for sewage treatment and disposal construction projects.  The sewer debt exception expires on January 1, 2024.  This amendment extends the sewer debt exception for ten more years until January 1, 2034.  The proposed amendment does this by changing section 5 of article 8 of the Constitution.

Judges:  Of the 41 judgeship positions up for election, only 4 races have a competition: 1 in Kings and 3 in Queens.

3 Manhattan Civil Court – 1st Judicial:  ✅Phaedra F. Perry (D; 98,627);  ✅Lyle E. Frank (D; 94,052);  ✅Leslie A. Stroth (D; 97,288)
2 Manhattan Civil Court –  ✅Dana Marie Catanzaro (D; 104,438);  ✅Yael Witkofsky (D; 93,245)
1 Manhattan Civil Court – 1st Municipal:  ✅Lauren L. Esposito (D; 9,313)
1 Manhattan Civil Court – 3rd Municipal:  ✅Andrea Krugman (D; 10,219)
1 Manhattan Civil Court – 6th Municipal:  ✅Anna Mikhaleva (D; 15,949)
1 Manhattan Civil Court – 7th Municipal:  ✅Denise M. Dominguez (PS; 10,396)
3 Bronx Supreme Court – 12th Judicial:  ✅Michael A. Frishman (D; 32,039);  ✅Sharon AM Aarons (D; 40,619);  ✅John A. Howard-Algarin (D; 29,361)
1 Bronx Civil Court –  ✅Joaquin E. Orellana (D; 41,582)
2 Bronx Civil Court – 1st Municipal:  ✅Carol Elaine Malcolm (D; 24,784);  ✅Edit Shkreli (D; 16477)
1 Kings Surrogate –  ✅Bernard J. Graham (D; 131,709)
6 Kings Supreme Court – 2nd Judicial:  ✅Rachel Freier (D,R,C; 17% 135,789);  ✅Sharon AB Clarke (D,R,C; 17% 138,498);  ✅Joanne Quinones (D,R,C; 16% 134,410);  ✅Caroline Piela Cohen (D; 13% 105,852);  Timothy Peterson (R,C; 4% 33,377);  ✅Heela Capell (D,R,C; 16% 128,437); and  ✅Saul Stein (D,R,C; 16% 131,223)
4 Kings Civil Court –  ✅Betsey Jean-Jacques (D; 113,687);  ✅Linda Wilson (D; 117,561);  ✅Marva C. Brown (D,WF; 122,440);  ✅Monique J. Holaman (D; 110162)
1 Kings Civil Court – 1st Municipal:  ✅Rena Malik (D; 16,632)
2 Kings Civil Court – 2nd Municipal:  ✅Lola Waterman (D; 12,061);  ✅Babatunde Akowe (D; 10,972)
1 Kings Civil Court – 3rd Municipal:  ✅Javier Ortiz (D; 10,803)
5 Queens Supreme Court – 11th Judicial:  ✅Cassandra A. Johnson (D; 16% 81,254); Gary Muraca (R; 9% 43,220); ✅Karen Lin (D; 17% 85,098); ✅Peter J. Kelly (D; 17% 85,980); ✅Scott Dunn (D,R; 22% 111,309); ✅Jessica Earle-Gargan (D; 17% 82,969)
1 Queens Civil Court –  ✅Sandra Perez (D; 66% 90923); Sharmela Bachu (R; 33% 45,392)
1 Queens Civil Court – 1st Municipal:  ✅Michael H. Goldman (D; 13,130)
1 Queens Civil Court – 2nd Municipal:  ✅Sandra M. Munoz (D; 19,886)
1 Queens Civil Court – 4th Municipal:  ✅Delsia G. Marshall (D; 28,876)
1 Queens Civil Court – 6th Municipal:  ✅Evelyn Gong (D; 51% 19,503); William David Shanahan (R,C,CS; 48% 18,263)
1 Richmond Civil Court – 2nd Municipal:  ✅Michael J. Pinto (R,C; 16,207)