Who's Running - Part 3

Previously I posted the list of candidates who filed petitions to run in NYC Democratic Primaries.

Now, I’ll discuss Primary contests in the Republican and Independence Parties.

There are no Conservative & Working Families Party Primaries.

Republican

Congress

11 CD  - 2 Republicans filed petitions to run in the district being vacated by Major Owens – Stephen Finger & Mariana Blume.

State Senate

15 SD – Senator and County Leader Serph Maltese is being challenged by Bartholomew Bruno. I suspect this race is part of the war between Maltese & his allies and Jack & Bart Haggerty for control of the Queens GOP.

24 SD – The major local Republican primary contest in NYC is this one for the nomination to replace Senator John Marchi. Councilman Andrew Lanza & former County Leader Robert Helbock are running.

30 SD - The overwhelmingly Democratic District being vacated by David Paterson has 2 Republicans running – Jolinda Ruth Cogen & Al Mosley.

Assembly

28 AD – There is a Republican Primary between Dolores Maddis & Walter Schmidt in the AD represented by Andrew Hevesi. I suspect this is tied into the Maltese-Haggerty wars.

60 AD – One of the few Republican Assemblymen in NYC, Matthew Mirones is not running for re-election in this Brooklyn- Staten Island district. 2 candidates filed petitions – Mirones’ aide Anthony Xanthakis & former Council candidate Joseph Cammarata.

Independence

Congress

13 CD - Congressman Vito Fosella who was endorsed by the Party leadership is opposed by Anita Lerman.

14 CD - Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney who was endorsed by the Party leadership is opposed by Alan Harris.

There are a number of Primaries for State Committee. Most, if not all are part of the fight between the forces aligned with Lenora Fulani & Fred Newman and those backed by State Chair Frank McKay. The Assembly Districts with Primary contests are –

Queens

23 AD

26 AD

27 AD

30 AD

34 AD

Staten Island

60 AD

Manhattan

65 AD

66 AD

69 AD

73 AD

74 AD

75 AD

Bronx

77 AD

83 AD

A few interesting things I noticed in the above IP races:

Fred Newman’s opponent for State Committee is none other than Bernie Goetz.

Lenora Fulani is running unopposed.

A former West Side Democratic District Leader Carmen Quinones in now running for IP State Committee.

Somebody named Alan J. Weberman is running in Manhattan. I don’t know if this is the somewhat famous Bob Dylan fan/stalker AJ Weberman.