Candidates for Bronx Borough President and Council Seats - NBC New York

Candidates for Bronx Borough President and Council Seats



    Candidates for Bronx Borough President and Council Seats

    The Borough Presidents are the chief executives of each borough. They have the power, for their boroughs, to consult with the mayor in the preparation of the annual executive budget; to make recommendations on budget priorities, capital projects, and other matters; to review land-use decisions and proposed sites for City facilities; to monitor the delivery of City services and the performance of contracts; and to have legislation introduced in the City Council. Borough Presidents earn an annual salary of $160,000.

    Here are the candidates for Bronx Borough President:

    Ruben Diaz Jr., Borough President

    Allison Oldak, Borough President

    The City Council is the legislative, or law-making, branch of city government. The City Council is responsible for passing local laws for New York City, making decisions about land use, investigating and overseeing city agencies, and approving the city's budget. Each council member represents one of the 51 New York City Council districts. Council members receive an annual base salary of $112,500.

    Here are the candidates for Bronx City Council:

    Stephen Bradian, City Council #11

    Oliver Koppell, City Council #11

    Stylo Sapaskis, City Council #11

    Martin Badonsky, City Council #12

    Larry Seabrook, City Council #12

    Frank Della Valle, City Council #13

    James Vacca, City Council #13

    Fernando Cabrera, City Council #14

    Lisa Marie Campbell, City Council #14

    Yessenia Duran, City Council #14

    Joel Rivera, City Council #15

    Steven Stern, City Council #15

    Tanya Carmichael, City Council #16

    Helen Foster, City Council #16

    Keisha Weiner, City Council #16

    Maria Del Carmen Arroyo, City Council #17

    Robert Goodman, City Council #17

    Walter Nestler, City Council #18

    Annabel Palma, City Council #18

    Leopold Paul, City Council #18

    Arqui Sanders, City Council #18

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