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Welcome to the Citizens Union 2022 Primary Voters Directory!

To help our supportive members prepare to vote, Citizens Union has been publishing an annual Voters Directory for over a century. Due to a recent court decision, New Yorkers will vote in two separate primary elections this year.

  • The primaries for statewide offices, State Assembly, Judges, and Party Positions will be held in June.
  • The primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives and State Senate will be held in August.

Citizens Union is publishing this online directory ahead of the June primary election. It includes a roster of Citizens Union’s preferred candidates in several key races, and information about the rigorous evaluation process and assessments of candidates. This page will be updated before the August primary election. 

Our past preference and endorsement decisions are also available.

To find out when & where to vote and see who will be on your ballot, go to Who’sOnTheBallot.org.

 

CANDIDATE EVALUATIONS

New York State Governor 

Democratic Primary for GovernorKathy Hochul preferred over Tom Suozzi and Jumaane Williams.

Republican Primary for GovernorHarry Wilson preferred over Rob Astorino, Andrew Giuliani, and Lee Zeldin.

Manhattan Democratic Primaries

Assembly District 65Grace Lee preferred over Illapa Sairitupac, Denny Salas, and Alana Sivin.
Financial District, Chinatown, Lower East Side, Little Italy, Two Bridges, Nolita, East Village

Assembly District 73 – No preference in the contest between Alex Bores, Kellie Leeson, Adam E. Roberts, and Russel Squire.
Upper East Side, Midtown East, Turtle Bay, Sutton Place, Murray Hill

Assembly District 75Christopher LeBron preferred over Layla Law-Gisiko, Lowell D. Kern, Harrison Douglas Marks, and Tony Simone.
Chelsea, Parts of Koreatown & Flatiron District, Theater District, Midtown Manhattan, Columbus Circle

Queens Democratic Primaries

Assembly District 37Brent O’Leary preferred over Juan Ardila, Johanna Carmona, and James (Jim) Magee.
Hunters Point, Long Island City, Court Square, Sunnyside, Blissville, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Fresh Pond

 

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, 4 interns, and staff members formed nonpartisan interview teams and evaluated 13 candidates in 4 races for State Assembly. We thank them for contributing their time, energy, and expertise to interviewing and evaluating candidates. We thank you for your support, and hope you enjoy the latest edition of the Voters Directory.

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