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.


New York City Council Member Bill Perkins

The longtime Council member from Harlem surprised observers by running for reelection.

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City Council candidate Lynn Schulman

10 candidates seek to fill Karen Koslowitz’s City Council seat in District 29 while opposing the construction of Kew Gardens jail.

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Council District 33 Candidates

With eight candidates running, Democrats in the 33rd District will choose from a larger-than-usual slate of potential Council members.

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Councilmember Selvena Brooks-Powers

Less than three months after winning New York City’s first true test of ranked-choice voting, Councilmember Selvena Brooks-Powers is back on the ballot, this time to defend her seat against two former foes in Queens’ District 31.

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Council Member Menchaca & others at a community fridge

There is a competitive Democratic primary unfolding to replace him in Brooklyn’s 38th District.

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Council Member Danny Dromm

A crowded Democratic primary race is unfolding in Queens to select the successor for term-limited City Council Member Daniel Dromm.

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Council member Carlina Rivera

Councilmember Carlina Rivera will defend her lower Manhattan seat against just one challenger in the June primary.

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City Council Member Daneek Miller

Daneek Miller, who has represented the 27th district since 2014, is term limited, paving the way for a wide-open race to replace him.

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Council Member Farah Louis

New York City Council Member Farah Louis is not able to cruise to a full term representing Brooklyn’s 45th District.

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Canarsie local subway L train stops at a station

The candidate goes up against establishment-backed opponents in the southeastern Brooklyn district.

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