Due to redistricting, most Bronxites in Kingsbridge, Kingsbridge Heights, Marble Hill, Norwood, and Bedford Park will no longer be in the 17th Congressional District, represented by Eliot Engel. We will be in the 13th Congressional District, which includes Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, and most of the Northwest Bronx (with the exception of Riverdale), and is represented by Charles Rangel.
On Tuesday, June 26th, a primary will be held to choose the Democratic candidate for the 13th Congressional District. All registered Democrats may vote. The candidates are:
Charles B. Rangel http://www.charlierangel.org/
Adriano Espaillat http://espaillatforcongress.com/
Clyde Williams Jr. http://www.clyde2012.com/
Joyce Johnson http://electjoycejohnson.com/
Craig Shley http://www.craigschley.com/
To watch/hear some of the debates in this race on the web, try:
There is no Republican primary for the Congressional seat, but there is one for the US Senate seat held by Kirsten Gillibrand. All registered Republicans may vote. The following candidates are competing to be the Republican Senate candidate:
Wendy Long of Manhattan http://www.wendylongfornewyork.com/
Bob Turner of Breezy Point http://www.turnerforny.com/
George Maragos of Great Neck http://www.maragos4ny.com/
Tuesday, June 26th, Primary Day. If you are a registered Democrat or a registered Republican, VOTE in the primary!! Polls open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PRIMARY IN THE COMMENTS SECTION!!
This non-partisan information was prepared by Margaret Groarke, and provided by Fort Independence Park Neighborhood Association. We encourage everyone to learn about the candidates and exercise their right to vote! Whoever you vote for, our neighborhood is stronger if you vote. For information on polling sites, call 212-VOTE-NYC.