Meet The Candidates Vying For Lower Manhattan’s City Council Seat
With just over a month away until New York City’s municipal primary on June 22, one in which New Yorkers will have their first opportunity to choose a new mayor, city comptroller, borough president, Manhattan district attorney and nearly two-thirds of the City Council.
It’s a major election, and here in City Council District 1 — which covers Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, Noho, Soho, the Seaport, South Village, Tribeca and Washington Square —no fewer than eight candidates are vying to succeed Council Member Margaret Chin.
To assist you in casting your vote, on May 11 the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association is teaming up with local politics magazine City & State, along with the FiDi Neighborhood Association and Pace University, to present a virtual discussion with all eight council-member hopefuls.
- Susan Lee (@susanleenyc)
- Gigi Li (@gigifornyc)
- Jenny Lam Low (@jennylamlow)
- Maud Maron (@MaudMaron4NYC)
- Susan Damplo (@damplo4council)
- Chris Marte (@ChrisMarteNYC)
- Denny Salas (@realdennysalas)
- Tiffany Winbush (@tiff4nyc1)
Moderated by City & State’s editor-in-chief Ralph Ortega, the meeting runs from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and will give the candidates an opportunity to introduce themselves and present their visions for the city and community. Participants are invited to submit questions for the panel upon registration; the event is free to attend, and you can register online.