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Welcome to the Citizens Union 2020 Primary Voters Directory! Read the Voters Directory here

This year, New Yorkers will vote in the primary election for New York City Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough Presidents, City Council, and Manhattan District Attorney. Judicial and party positions will also be on the ballot. To help our supportive members prepare to vote, Citizens Union has been publishing an annual Voters Directory for over a century. 

Citizens Union undertook a rigorous evaluation of 70 candidates running in 13 contested primary elections under New York City’s new ranked choice voting system, to determine who strongly supports our issues, can advance a reform agenda, and can best fulfill the obligations of the position. It has issued preferences in the races for Mayor, Comptroller, Manhattan Borough President, Brooklyn Borough President, Manhattan District Attorney, and eight City Council seats. 

To read the full Voters Directory, click here.

To see our past preference and endorsement decisions, click here.

 

Citizens Union 2021 Primary Preferences:

Mayor – for an evaluation of mayoral candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Kathryn Garcia
  2. Eric Adams
  3. Scott Stringer

Comptroller – for an evaluation of the candidates for Comptroller and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Brian Benjamin
  2. Corey Johnson
  3. Brad Lander

Brooklyn Borough President – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Jo Anne Simon
  2. Antonio Reynoso
  3. Khari Edwards

Manhattan Borough President – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Brad Hoylman
  2. Mark Levine

Manhattan District Attorney – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  • Dual preference of Alvin Bragg and Tali Farhadian Weinstein

City Council District 3 (Manhattan- Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, West SoHo, Hudson Square, Times Square, Garment District, Flatiron, Upper West Side) – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Erik Bottcher

City Council District 5 (Manhattan- Upper East Side’s Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio in East Harlem) – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Julie Menin

City Council District 6 (Manhattan- Central Park, Lincoln Square, Upper West Side, Clinton) – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Gale Brewer
  2. Jeffrey Omura

City Council District 7 (Manhattan- Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights) – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Shaun Abreu

City Council District 26 (Queens- Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Astoria, Dutch Kills) – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Julie Won
  2. Amit Bagga
  3. Brent O’Leary

City Council District 33 (Brooklyn- Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg) – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Lincoln Restler

City Council District 35 (Brooklyn-Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant) – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Crystal Hudson

City Council District 39 (Brooklyn- Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington) – for an evaluation of the candidates and their questionnaires, click here

  1. Brandon West

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This Voters Directory would not be possible without the hard work of members of the Citizens Union Board, Local Candidates Committee (LCC), staff and interns. 30 volunteer LCC members and staff members formed nonpartisan interview teams and evaluated 70 candidates in 13 races. We thank them for contributing their time, energy, and expertise to interviewing and evaluating candidates, especially during this challenging moment. We thank you for your support, and hope you enjoy the latest edition of the Voters Directory.

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