Council Countdown

Council Countdown is co-published by City & State, Gotham Gazette, City Limits and the Queens Daily Eagle. The series provides a comprehensive look at this year’s key city council races across the five boroughs. For more election coverage, check out our Campaign Confidential newsletter and our mayoral endorsement tracker.


Scenes from District 11

What’s in a name? The 11th District City Council primary is likely to find out.

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City Council District 7

A diverse set of candidates want to lead the Upper Manhattan district struggling to provide affordable housing.

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COUNCILMEMBER BARRY GRODENCHIK IN QUEENS’ COUNCIL DISTRICT 23.

Following accusations of sexual harassment Councilmember Gordenchik decided not to run in 2021.

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Ritchie Torres represented the district from 2014 until the end of 2020

Voters in the Bronx’s 15th Council District won’t be able to say they didn’t have options this year.

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The Upper West Side

Six Democratic candidates are running in the primary for City Council District 6, a seat based on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

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Marlyn Soto, Monique Johnson, Marjorie Velazquez, John Perez and Irene Estrada.

Monique Johnson, Irene Estrada, Marjorie Velazquez, John Perez and Marilyn Soto are in the running for the soon-to-be open seat held by Councilmember Mark Gjonaj, who announced in February that he won’t be seeking reelection.

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Democratic district leader for Assembly District 45 and City Council candidate Ari Kagan.

The council staffer has run before, but this time he faces scandal-plagued candidates in the New York City Council District 47 field.

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(l-r) Michael Hollingsworth & Crystal Hudson

Nine Democratic candidates are running to replace Councilmember Laurie Cumbo.

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The 8th Council District and the four candidates vying in its Democratic primary

Big differences in money raised for the campaign separate the candidates in the 8th district, which includes neighborhoods in Manhattan and the South Bronx.

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Six democrats are vying to replace Councilmember Costa Constantinides

Six democrats are vying to replace Councilmember Costa Constantinides.

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