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You Like Primaries? You Got ‘Em

August 10th, 2017 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

The deadline for petitioning candidates to submit signatures to the Registrar’s Office was Wednesday at 4 p.m. It looks like nine Democratic primaries in ten City Council districts. Elections officials are still reviewing some challenger petition sheets for certification, so additional names could be added but here’s a look so far. First two names party endorsed followed by challengers. Primary is September 12.

130: Scott Burns and Rowan Kane; Pete Spain and Christina Smith.

131: Denese Taylor-Moye and Jack Banta; Jorge Cruz running alone.

132: Evette Brantley and Rolanda Smith; Marcus Brown and Kyle Langan.

133: Jeanette Herron and Michael DeFilippo; Bob Keeley and Anne Pappas Phillips.

135: Rosalina Christy and Darrett Evans Moss; Mary McBride-Lee and Richard Salter.

136: Alfredo Castillo and Maria Zambrano Viggiano; Joe Casco running alone.

137: Aidee Nieves and Maria Valle; Milta Feliciano and Hector Diaz.

138: Timothy Bassey and Michele Small; Anthony Paoletto and Nessah Smith; Karen Jackson and Samia Suliman.

139: Eneida Martinez and James Holloway; Ernie Newton and Wanda Simmons (running separate).

The two City Council candidates with the most votes in each district go on to the general election.

It’s unclear if challengers for school board and city sheriff slots will qualify. Those are citywide positions requiring 2,245 certified signatures, a tough slog.

Party endorsed school board: Jessica Martinez, Chaila Robinson and Hernan Illingworth. A slate of JoAnn Kennedy, Helen Losak and Eric Stewart-Alicea trying to forge a primary.

Endorsed Dems for sheriff, Dennis Scinto, Steve Nelson and Anderson Ayala. Louis Lopez, Wilfredo Martinez and Frank Appleby trying to qualify for primary.


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