Monday, July 22, 2013

Where Democratic Mayoral Candidates Stand on Tenant Issues

Much at Stake for Tenants in Mayoral Election, With Runoff Likely
By: Kenny Schaeffer
Published:  July 2013

Not since 1977 has the outcome of an election for mayor of New York City been so hard to predict.

There are now eight Democratic candidates and three Republican ones competing in the Sept. 10 primaries, and a sizeable number of voters in both parties are still undecided. It seems likely that no Democrat will win 40 percent of the primary vote. In that case, the top two will face each other in a runoff three weeks later, on Oct. 1—and the same thing could happen in the Republican primary. 

The Democratic and Republican winners will face a third candidate in the general election on Nov. 5: former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión, who has secured the endorsement of the corrupt Independence Party.

Click here or below for a brief roundup of the main Democratic mayoral candidates in alphabetic order, especially their positions on housing and tenants’ rights.