New York State Assembly

The New York State Assembly is the lower house of the New York State Legislature. Each member represents an average of 129,187 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 126,510 residents. All 150 Assembly seats are up for election in 2018. New York state assembly members serve two-year terms, with all seats up for election every two years.

The primary election is September 13, 2018 and the general election is November 6, 2018.

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District 65

Chinatown, Financial District, Battery Park City, Lower East Side

Candidates

General Election

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A Profile of District 65

Downtown Manhattan is one of the city’s most popular destinations for travelers and the people who live there alike. With Chinatown, the brand-new Oculus, the greenery and activities of Governor’s Island and the Financial District, this neighborhood has no shortage of visitors! More and more families are congregating to this district for its idyllic spaces, but its popularity has translated into overpopulation, with limited space in schools and places for kids to play. Small business owners are also considered with rapid real estate development that means higher rents that endanger them.

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District 66

Greenwich Village

Candidates

General Election

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A Profile of District 66

Your neighbors are artists and students, and with immigrant residents and business owners, the generations of lifelong residents in downtown NYC are the backbone of the city. But the neighborhood’s popularity means more chain stores and less small businesses and you worry about the increased homeless population and declining quality of public housing. State Assembly District 66 needs an advocate for all who will protect the community from climate change, make space in overcrowded schools, and preserve the landmarks that make the city unique. What are the issues in this District that its leader will need to address?

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District 67

Upper West Side, Hell's Kitchen, Clinton

Candidates

General Election

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A Profile of District 67

Central Park is the heart of Manhattan, and you live right in the middle of it. A mix of affluent and working class residents, you enjoy a high quality of life but decreased small businesses lost due to high rents and worry your neighborhood is losing its character. A State Assembly District 67 leader should be there for you all the time. You need someone to protect affordable housing, tackle income inequality, while encouraging the community’s artistic nature to flourish.

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District 68

East Harlem

Candidates

Primary Election

John Ruiz

Democrat

Candidates

General Election

Daby Carreras

Republican/Reform

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A Profile of District 68

Throughout Harlem, on bright summer day, you’re bound to run into one of the neighborhood block parties, a mixture of different generations and nationalities coming together for delicious food, music and dancing, and community camaraderie: the consummate spirit of New York. But for all the area’s ebullience, not-so-hidden are pockets of poverty that leaves many of the working class residents unable to afford rising rents as a new middle class moves in, and underfunded public housing and schools leaves fewer opportunities where they can’t afford to stay in the neighborhood they cherish, and have limited options elsewhere.

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An Interview With State Assembly District 68 Candidate Robert Rodriguez

Democratic candidate for State Assembly District 68 Robert Rodriguez over why he should represent New York; hosted by Julie Walker.

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District 69

Manhattan Valley, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, West Harlem

Candidates

Primary Election

Candidates

General Election

Corina Cotenescu

Republican

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A Profile of District 69

Local residents love the architecture of Columbia University and the surrounding buildings because it gives the neighborhood an unexpected Gothic feel. The mix of residents and business owners is a tale of the haves and the have-nots. While a hub for scholars, many of this community’s inhabitants feel affording the rent is impossible. More sky rises go up while more small businesses close down. A balance is needed to bridge this equality gap.

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State Assembly District 69 Democratic Primary Debate

Democratic candidates for State Assembly District 69 Daniel O'Donnell and Ruben Vargas debate over why they should represent New York; hosted by Amsterdam News' Elinor Tatum.

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District 70

El Barrio, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, Washington Heights

Candidates

General Election

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A Profile of District 70

The murals and bright colors of uptown Manhattan tell the stories of its culture, and the community is a melting pot of ethnicities within the diaspora where artistic endeavors beam like the Apollo Theater’s neon lights. But citizens face undeniable job and housing problems and a lack of quality, safe schools to provide havens for kids. Residents want to ensure the next generation carries on the traditions of your neighborhood and to “build people, not houses.”

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District 71

Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Washington Heights

Candidates

Primary Election

Guillermo Perez

Democrat

Candidates

General Election

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A Profile of District 71

Whether from across the George Washington or from across borders, the bridges of Inwood and Washington Heights feel symbolic. Northernmost Manhattan is surrounded by 14 miles of waterfront, and serves as a diaspora connector between New York and beyond. This is the land of small business owners who are focused on family and community, but when stagnant salaries are struggling to pay increasing rents, entrepreneurs and consumers are affected. This working class community on the edge of the island needs to feel front and center.

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State Assembly District 71 Democratic Primary Debate

Democratic candidates for State Assembly District 71 Al Taylor and Guillermo Perez debate over why they should represent New York; hosted by Amsterdam News' Elinor Tatum.

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District 72

Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Inwood, Washington Heights

Candidates

Primary Election

Carmen de la Rosa

Democrat Primary Winner

Sosa Jimenez

Democrat

Yomaris Smith

Democrat

Candidates

General Election

Ronny Goodman

Republican

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A Profile of District 72

This working-class area comprised of immigrant populations in State Assembly District 72’s Inwood makes up the backbone of our city’s economy and culture. Many come to New York to pursue their American Dreams of ownership, and the wealth of small businesses throughout this community serves its hard-working and close-knit population. Families who have inhabited Manhattan’s northernmost tip have existed there for generations, and suddenly find themselves pushed out of the community they helped build because of high rents. In addition, public services like mental healthcare are not easily accessible for marginalized populations.

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An Interview With Ronny Goodman

Candidate for State Assembly District 72 leadership Democrat Republican Ronny Goodman talks about why he should represent New York with Amsterdam News' Elinor Tatum.

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An Interview With Carmen De La Rosa

Candidate for State Assembly District 72 leadership Democrat Carmen De La Rosa talks about why she should represent New York with Amsterdam News' Elinor Tatum, with conversations on immigration, education, the DREAM Act and more.

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District 73

Midtown East, Upper East Side

Candidates

Primary Election

Jeff Ascherman

Republican/Independent/
Reform

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A Profile of District 73

From Bryant Park to the Guggenheim, the famous luxury shops on Fifth Avenue are all part of your backyard. Your neighborhood is one of the most vibrant and colorful in the city, and mom & pop shops give the community a familiar feel. But overcrowded schools and a sizable loss in affordable housing has become a reality you must face. One of the most popular tourist destinations in NYC, your neighborhood enjoys distinctive architecture and the highest quality of life. While some of the city’s wealthiest reside here, it’s also home to everyday workers and small business owners who are witness to empty storefronts and too-full schools and hospitals.

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District 74

Lower East Side, East Village, Midtown East

Candidates

Primary Election

Candidates

General Election

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A Profile of District 74

District 74 stretches from Delancey Street in the Lower East Side up to 47th Street in Midtown, encompassing a variety of communities with different cultures, environments and economies. Residents love the Old New York feel of these neighborhoods, but a changing city means that many longtime residents are finding themselves unable to keep up with rising rents. What are the biggest priorities for the incoming District 74 State Assembly Leader?

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State Assembly District 74 Democratic Primary Debate

Democratic candidates for State Assembly District 74 Harvey Epstein and Akshay Vaishampayan debate over why they should represent New York; hosted by Julie Walker.

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District 75

Murray Hill, Chelsea, Clinton, Midtown West, Upper West Side

Candidates

General Election

Richard N. Gottfried

Democrat

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A Profile of District 75

Your home has some of the city’s best-known artistic and cultural touchstones. The theater district of midtown has borne Broadway stars aplenty, Chelsea is home to the largest concentration of art galleries in the borough. Mom-and-pop shops are still commonplace in the neighborhood, but also find a neighbor in Google’s 9th Avenue location. This community is home to some of the city’s best real estate, but middle-class residents slowly but surely feel themselves being pushed out, and tenement housing along with pockets of poverty have also been a staple for decades.

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District 76

Upper East Side, Yorkville, Roosevelt Island

Candidates

General Election

Lou Puliafito

Reform

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A Profile of District 76

Your neighborhood is one of the most vibrant and colorful in the city, and mom & pop shops give the community a familiar feel. The diversity of religions, ethnicities and cultures along the East River have always been one of the neighborhood’s strongest suits, but it’s getting more difficult just to maintain everyday life. Maintaining public services and making sure basic needs are met are just some of the top concerns facing the community that has “the best NYC has to offer.”

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