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  New York City Council
INCUMBENT
  PartyDemocratic
Name Democratic Party Control
Won11/05/2013
Votes48 (94.12%)
Margin45 (+88.24%)
Term01/01/2014 - 01/01/2018
Votes/Standings
 Popular Vote 
Administration
  City Council Speaker  Melissa Mark-Viverito 1 14 +100.00%
 Majority Leader 
 Minority Leader 
City Council
  New York City Council 01  Margaret S. Chin 2 13 +100.00%
  New York City Council 02  Rosie Mendez 3 13 +86.40%
  New York City Council 03  Corey D. Johnson 1 13 +72.96%
  New York City Council 04  Daniel R. Garodnick 3 13 +41.14%
  New York City Council 05  Benjamin Kallos 1 13 +23.97%
  New York City Council 06  Helen K. Rosenthal 1 13 +65.25%
  New York City Council 07  Mark D. Levine 1 13 +83.79%
  New York City Council 08  Melissa Mark-Viverito 3 13 +88.72%
  New York City Council 09  Inez E. Dickens 3 13 +100.00%
  New York City Council 10  Ydanis Rodriguez 2 13 +82.08%
  New York City Council 11  Andrew Cohen 1 13 +67.63%
  New York City Council 12  Andy King 1 13 +92.55%
  New York City Council 13  James Vacca 3 13 +66.57%
  New York City Council 14  Fernando Cabrera 2 13 +91.95%
  New York City Council 15  Ritchie J. Torres 1 13 +84.12%
  New York City Council 16  Vanessa L. Gibson 1 13 +86.74%
  New York City Council 17  Maria del Carmen Arroyo 3 13 +88.22%
  New York City Council 18  Annabel Palma 4 13 +85.97%
  New York City Council 19  Paul Vallone 1 13 +13.82%
  New York City Council 20  Peter Koo 2 13 +69.41%
  New York City Council 21  Julissa Ferreras 2 13 +100.00%
  New York City Council 22  Costa G. Constantinides 1 13 +50.71%
  New York City Council 23  Mark S. Weprin 2 13 +68.22%
  New York City Council 24  Rory I. Lancman 1 13 +53.71%
  New York City Council 25  Daniel Dromm 2 13 +100.00%
  New York City Council 26  James G. "Jimmy" Van Bramer 2 13 +100.00%
  New York City Council 27  I. Daneek Miller 1 13 +93.70%
  New York City Council 28  Ruben Wills 2 13 +90.70%
  New York City Council 29  Karen Koslowitz 5 13 +83.10%
  New York City Council 30  Elizabeth Crowley 2 13 +18.00%
  New York City Council 31  Donovan Richards 1 13 +86.42%
  New York City Council 32  Eric A. Ulrich 2 13 +7.20%
  New York City Council 33  Stephen T. Levin 2 13 +84.30%
  New York City Council 34  Antonio Reynoso 1 13 +92.12%
  New York City Council 35  Laurie Cumbo 1 13 +100.00%
  New York City Council 36  Robert E. Cornegy 1 13 +77.14%
  New York City Council 37  Rafael Espinal 1 13 +74.34%
  New York City Council 38  Carlos Menchaca 1 13 +80.71%
  New York City Council 39  Bradford S. Lander 2 13 +83.79%
  New York City Council 40  Mathieu Eugene 2 13 +83.97%
  New York City Council 41  Darlene Mealy 3 13 +94.75%
  New York City Council 42  Inez D. Barron 1 13 +92.34%
  New York City Council 43  Vincent Gentile 4 13 +28.36%
  New York City Council 44  David G. Greenfield 2 13 +64.09%
  New York City Council 45  Jumaane D. Williams 2 13 +93.63%
  New York City Council 46  Alan Maisel 1 13 +60.95%
  New York City Council 47  Mark Treyger 1 13 +44.13%
  New York City Council 48  Chaim M. Deutsch 1 13 +12.31%
  New York City Council 49  Deborah "Debi" Rose 2 13 +39.40%
  New York City Council 50  Steven Matteo 1 13 +27.16%
  New York City Council 51  Vincent Ignizio 2 13 +47.40%


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DescriptionELECTIONS
1938-1950: The council is elected by proportional representation. Candidates
ran borough-wide, and voters indicated their first, second, and third choices on
a ballot. There was to be one seat for every 75,000 votes cast in each borough,
the exception being Staten Island, which was guaranteed one council member.
Terms were two years except for the final four year term.

1950-1966: Council districts were created, and each corresponded to a state
senate district. In 1963, two at-large seats were created for each borough,
though voters could only chose one candidate. Terms were four years.

1966-1983: Council districts were redrawn to be independent of the state senate
districts. Terms were still 4 years; however, after the 1973 elections, redistricting
and lawsuits caused the remaining terms in this period to be one, three, and
five years each.

1983-1992: A court order vacated the at-large seats in June 1983, and voters
chose to abolish them later in that year. In 1990, the position of Speaker is created.

1992-Present: The council is expanded to 51 seats under the new city charter.

FILLING VACANCIES:
Originally, vacancies were filled in this manner: The party committee of the borough
that the departed council member was from recommended a replacement to a
council committee. After the committee approved this candidate, he or she was
then voted on by the entire council. If approved, the replacement would serve until
January 1st of the following year. The following November, the new council member
ran in a special election.

In 1989, the new Charter replaced the appointment of candidates to fill vacancies
with Non-Partisan special elections. The victor of this race would then run in
another election in the next November.

TERM LIMITS
Prior to 2002, the council had no term limits.

Originally, voters approved a referendum limiting members to two full terms. The
law would take effect at the end of 2001. However, the council has since passed
an amendment (overriding Mayor Bloomberg's veto) that allows members to serve
three terms if two of them will be two years long as a result of redistricting. The
status of council members with regard to term limits can be seen here: [Link]

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New York City Council Districts 2014-2022 Jan 1, 2014-Jan 1, 2022


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