About Democracy for NYC

Democracy for NYC (DFNYC) is committed to the ideals espoused by Democracy for America, the organization founded by Howard Dean, and the national network of local coalition groups dedicated to the same.

EndorsedLogo PlasticWe work both locally and nationally to ensure that fiscally responsible and socially progressive candidates are elected at all levels of government. We develop innovative ways to advocate for the issues that matter to our members and support legislation which has a positive effect in our communities.  We promote transparency and ethical practices in government.  We engage people in the political process and give them the tools to organize, communicate, mobilize, and enact change on the local, state, and national level.

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About Democracy for New York City

 

DFNYC Endorsement Results in 2013 Races

Democracy for NYC is proud to announce endorsements in several 2013 races.  For endorsement rules, win number, etc., click here.  A big thank you to our vote counters (DFA activists in other states) Jeff Gardner and Franco Caliz.

Mayor

Bill de Blasio 58%  - winner!
John Liu 15%
Bill Thompson  11%
Sal Albanese 5%
Anthony Weiner (write-ins) 2%
Christine Quinn   0%
Erick Salgado    0%
No Endorsement 9%
 
Public Advocate

Letitia James       46% - winner!
Daniel Squadron   31%
Reshma Saujani   13%
Cathy Guerriero      2%    
No Endorsement     8%

DFNYC endorsement rules (in April, for all races but Comptroller) required a winning candidate to achieve either (a) over 50% of the vote, or (b) the most votes and at least 10% more than the nearest opponent. For more, click here
 
Comptroller
 
Eliot Spitzer           39%
Scott Stringer     59% - winner!
No Endorsement      2%
 
(The DFNYC endorsement vote for Comptroller took place in August of 2013 and was the only race on the ballot.  Based on member feedback, DFNYC leadership developed a threshold for endorsement that required a winning candidate to achieve both (a) at least 50% of the vote, and (b) at least 5% more than his opponent.)  
 
Brooklyn Borough President
 
Eric Adams           71% - winner!
John Gangemi         3% 
No Endorsement    26%
 
Manhattan Borough President
 
Gale Brewer  43%  - winner!
Robert Jackson   19%
Julie Menin   13%
Jessica Lappin  11%
No Endorsement 14% 

DFNYC endorsement rules required a winning candidate to achieve either (a) over 50% of the vote, or (b) the most votes and at least 10% more than the nearest opponent. For more, click here
 
Council District 3
 
Yetta Kurland 77%  - winner!
Corey Johnson 16%
No Endorsement  7%
 
Council District 5   - No Endorsement
 
Micah Kellner        47% 
Ben Kallos            44%
Edward Hartzog     3%
No Endorsement     6%
 
DFNYC endorsement rules required a winning candidate to achieve either (a) over 50% of the vote, or (b) the most votes and at least 10% more than the nearest opponent. For more, click here
 
Council District 6     
 
Marc Landis   42%  - winner!
Helen Rosenthal   23%
Debra Cooper    7%
Ken Biberaj   5%
Noah Gotbaum    5%
Mel Wymore    5%
No Endorsement   13%

DFNYC endorsement rules required a winning candidate to achieve either (a) over 50% of the vote, or (b) the most votes and at least 10% more than the nearest opponent. For more, click here
 
Council District 7
 
Mark Levine 63% - winner!
April Tyler6%
Cheryl Pahaham    9%
Marc Otto 3%
Zead Ramadan 3%
No Endorsement   16%
 
NYC Council Dist 22
 
Costa Costantinides 89% - winner!
Antonio Meloni            0%
No Endorsement 11%
 
NYC Council Dist 34

Antonio Reynoso 90%   - winner!
Vito Lopez                  0%
No Endorsement 10%

Contact Information

Address: 3456 Broadway #1-C
  New York, NY 10031-5637
Tel: 646-219-8478
Email: info-at-dfnyc.org


A local coalition group of Democracy for America since 2004

Democracy for NYC (DFNYC) is committed to the ideals espoused by Democracy for America, the organization founded by Howard Dean, and the national network of local coalition groups dedicated to the same.

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