NYC Primary Results 2017

Updated: October 17, 2017
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Turn-out for the primary election in NYC was a near record low with only 14% of voters eligible participating. But PSC members voted. Many thanks to the Legislative Committee members whose volunteer phone banking helped turn their colleagues out to the polls. Here are the results of the primary elections that were priorities of the PSC:

Mayor de Blasio and Public Advocate Letitia James won their primary races by definitive margins. Four of the six PSC-endorsed candidates in open City Council races won. They are Carlina Rivera (CD2), Diana Ayala (CD 8), Alicka Ampry-Samuel (CD 41) and Justin Brannan (CD 43). Two lost. Marjorie Velazquez, PSC’s candidate for Council District 13, lost a close race to Mark Gjonaj. Marti Speranza, PSC’s candidate for Council District 4, lost to Keith Powers. For the full list of PSC endorsements, click here. For results of all the NYC primary elections, see the New York Times coverage.

Carlina Rivera CD 2 Manhattan
Rivera is a native of the district an active tenant, community organizer and was legislative director for term-limited Council member, Rosie Mendez. Carlina believes the opportunity to obtain a CUNY degree is the path to greater equity.[Read more]

Marti Speranza CD 4 Manhattan
Understands CUNY is critical to New York City’s future and that the University needs full-funding to assure all students have access to a quality college education. [Read more] [Marti Speranza, PSC’s candidate for Council District 4, lost in the primary to Keith Powers.]

Diana Ayala CD 8 Manhattan
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City, she knows the power CUNY has to change lives. [Read more]

Marjorie Velazquez CD 13 Bronx
A life-long resident of the Bronx, Velazquez went to public schools and earned a business degree from NYU. She understands CUNY is critical to NYC's future. [Read more] [Marjorie Velazquez, PSC’s candidate for Council District 13, lost in the primary to Democrat Mark Gjonaj, but remains on the ballot on the WFP line.]

Alicka Ampry-Samuel CD 41 Brooklyn
Samuel is a life-long Brownsville resident and a trustee of her church. Her parents have been long-term community activists. She's a proud graduate of the CUNY School of Law. [Read more]

Justin Brannan CD 43 Brooklyn
A community activist, civic organizer and musician who has lived in Bay Ridge his entire life, Brannan attended Fordham University and the College of Staten Island. He will advocate for full funding for CUNY. [Read more]