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City Council Candidates Learn Where They Will Appear on the Ballot

(Michael Appleton/ Mayoral Photography Office)

April 26, 2021 By Christina Santucci

The City’s Board of Elections held a random drawing earlier this month to determine where on the ballot a candidate’s name will appear.

In races where there are many names, the order may make a difference. For instance in the Democratic primary in District 26 there will be 15 names on the ballot. In District 27, there are 12 Democrats running for the seat– while in District 29, there are nine Democrats vying to represent the district.

The drawing was recorded by the BOE for the public to see. The board is expected to certify the results later this week, a spokesperson said Friday.

Here are the results – in order – of the drawing for Queens contests for borough president and City Council:

Candidates for Queens Borough President (Democratic Primary)

James G. Van Bramer

Elizabeth S. Crowley

Donovan J. Richards, Jr.

 

Council District 19 – currently held by Councilmember Paul Vallone

Democratic Candidates: Adriana Aviles, Austin Shafran, Francis E. Spangenberg, Richard J. Lee, Nabaraj KC and Tony Avella

Republican Candidates: Vickie Paladino and John-Alexander M. Sakelos

Conservative Candidates:  Dawn A. Anatra and John-Alexander M. Sakelos

 

Council District 20 – currently held by Councilmember Peter Koo

Democratic Candidates: Anthony Miranda, Ellen Young, Neng Wang, Hailing Chen, Dao Yin, Ming-Kang Low, John Choe and Sandra Ung

 

Council District 21 – currently held by Councilmember Francisco P. Moya

Democratic Candidates: Talea E. Wufka, David Aiken, incumbent Moya, Ingrid Gomez and George Onuorah

 

Council District 22 – previously held by Councilmember Costa Constantinides

Democratic Candidates: Nick Velkov, Catherina Gioino, Tiffany Cabán, John J. Ciafone, Evie Hantzopoulos and Leonardo T. Bullaro

 

Council District 23 – currently held by Councilmember Barry Grodenchik

Democratic Candidates: Linda Lee, Debra Markell, Sanjeev Jindal, Jaslin Kaur, Koshy O. Thomas, Harpreet S. Toor and Steve Behar

 

Council District 24 – currently held by Councilmember James F. Gennaro

Democratic Candidates: Saifur R. Khan, Mohammad Uddin, Moumita Ahmed and Gennaro

 

Council District 25 – currently held by Councilmember Danny Dromm

Democratic Candidates: Alfonzo Quiroz, Manuel F. Perez, Shekar Krishnan, William H. Salgado, Fatima Baryab, Carolyn Tran, Yi Andy Chen and Liliana C. Melo

 

Council District 26 – currently held by Councilmember James Van Bramer

Democratic Candidates: Julia L. Forman, Jesse Laymon, Ebony R. Young, Emily E. Sharpe, Hailie Kim, Badrun Khan, Denise M. Keehan-Smith, Julie Won, Lorenzo Brea, Glennis E. Gomez, Brent O’Leary, Amit S. Bagga, Jonathan Bailey, Steven Raga and Sultan Maruf

 

Council District 27 – currently held by Councilmember I. Daneek Miller

Democratic Candidates: Nantasha M. Williams, Linda Guillebeaux, Jason Myles Clark, Rene A. Hill, Jermaine Sean Smith, Anthony Rivers, James J. Johnson, Kerryanne C. Burke, Leroy Gadsden, Al-Hassan Kanu, Harold C. Miller Jr. and Marie M. Adam-Ovide

 

Council District 28 – currently held by Councilmember Adrienne E. Adams

Democratic Candidates: Ruben Wills, incumbent Adams and Japneet Singh

 

Council District 29 – currently held by Councilmember Karen Koslowitz

Democratic Candidates: David Aronov, Lynn C. Schulman, Edwin K. Wong, Donghui Zang, Eliseo D. Labayen, Douglas J. Shapiro, Avi Cyperstein, Aleda F. Gagarin and Sheryl A. Fetik

 

Council District 30 – currently held by Councilmember Robert Holden

Democratic Candidates: Incumbent Holden and Juan D. Ardila

 

Council District 31 – currently held by Councilmember Selvena Brooks-Powers

Democratic Candidates: Incumbent Brooks-Powers, Nancy J. Martinez, Nicole S. Lee

 

Council District 32 – currently held by Councilmember Eric Ulrich

Democratic Candidates: Felicia Singh, Bella A. Matias, Kenichi Wilson, Michael G. Scala, Shaeleigh Severino, Kaled A. Alamarie and Helal A. Sheikh

 

The April 15 drawing did not include ballot positions for Republican candidates running for District 32.

Steve Sirgiovanni, who had sought to run on the Republican line, said Sunday afternoon he was still fighting to have his name appear on the ballot against Joann Ariola for the seat.

“I submitted over 900 petitions, and there was a technicality on my petitioning form, so right now we are in the court,” he said, when reached by phone. Sirgiovanni said he had not decided yet if he would run as an independent in November if unable to compete in the June primary.

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