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by Gotham Gazette Staff, Aug 03, 2013
 

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The district currently represented by Councilwomen Mark-Viverito underwent significant change during last year's redistricting process. Perhaps owing to the changes, the incumbent is facing a number of challengers this year. However, given Mark-Viverito's rising star status in the Council (her name is often on the list of potential candidates to be the next speaker), she is expected to be re-elected.

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Ralina Cardona

Ralina Cardona (R)

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Biography: Cardona is the national vice president of the Northeast for the League of United Latin American Citizens.

Christopher R. Giattino (LBT)

No biographical or social media information immediately available at press time.

Melissa Mark-Viverito

Melissa Mark-Viverito (D,WF)

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Biography: Melissa Mark-Viverito first joined the City Council in 2006. She currently serves as chair of the Committee on Parks and Recreation and as co-chair of the newly minted Progressive Caucus. Before her tenure on the council, she worked for 1199 SEIU. She represents the neighborhoods of Manhattan Valley, El Barrio/East Harlem in Manhattan and part of Mott Haven in the Bronx. Mark-Viverito will be term limited in 2017.

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Melissa Mark-Viverito

Melissa Mark-Viverito (D)

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Biography: Melissa Mark-Viverito first joined the City Council in 2006. She currently serves as chair of the Committee on Parks and Recreation and as co-chair of the newly minted Progressive Caucus. Before her tenure on the council, she worked for 1199 SEIU. She represents the neighborhoods of Manhattan Valley, El Barrio/East Harlem in Manhattan and part of Mott Haven in the Bronx. Mark-Viverito will be term limited in 2017.

Tamika Humphreys

Tamika L. Humphreys (D)

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Biography: Humphreys has lived in the city for five years, according to her campaign website. She grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa., and earned a bachelor's degree from Kaplan University.

Ralina Cardona

Ralina Cardona (D)

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Biography: Cardona is the national vice president of the Northeast for the League of United Latin American Citizens.

Gwen Goodwin

Gwen E Goodwin (D)

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Biography: Goodwin is a longtime community activist, having been affiliated with numerous local organizations including the Coalition to Save P.S. 109. According to her website, Goodwin moved to East Harlem in 1985.

Sean Gardner

Sean Gardner (D)

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Biography: Gardner is the senior pastor at East Ward Missionary Baptist Church in East Harlem. He previously served 20 years with the New York Police Department.

Edward Santos

Ed Santos (D)

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Biography: Santos, a Filipino American, grew up in Michigan. He has been a public school teacher in New York City and served on Community Board 11.

Ariel Guerrero

Ariel E Guerrero (D)

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Biography: Guerrero previously worked at the East Harlem Tutorial Program and the Department of Education, according to a LinkedIn profile and his website. He graduated from Fordham University.


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