Pro-Ganim Slate Wins Democratic Town Committee Primary

A slate of Democratic Town Committee candidates aligned with Mayor Joe Ganim, including City Council members Marcus Brown and Evette Brantley, swept a slate led by former councilor Kyle Langan for political control of the West Side 132nd District. The victorious slate won both the walk-in and absentee ballot votes.

Brown is challenging State Senator Marilyn Moore in an August primary. Moore’s son James Bradshaw ran on the losing slate.

Mayoral aide Tom Gaudett, State Rep. Antonio Felipe and City Councilman Marcus Brown take returns Tuesday night.

Tuesday’s primary fills out the 90-member DTC that endorses candidates for public office and selects party officers. Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa will receive another two-year term.



  1. The big winners were Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa who will receive another two-year term and the top votes were the ABSENTEE BALLOTS (AB) way ahead of the machine votes, it’s business as usual, right Mario?

  2. Hey anti-establishment people! Thanks for running and for trying to bring positive change to the DTC. However, we have to get better at organizing. Let’s win next time.

  3. Somethings are self evident.
    These are the easiest primaries to win if you are willing to do the work. A lot of door knocking. I’d voters. And follow up.
    And all nine members doing the work.
    But the cold weather of February and March make it tough to get going


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