A reader sends over this picture from the start of the official vote count at the Staten Island Board of Elections office this morning, where officials will determine if Ken Mitchell's slim (and somewhat varying) lead holds, or if Debi Rose won in an upset.
The February 24 election was conducted entirely Read More
Ken Mitchell has declared victory in the City Council special election on Staten Island, but a spokesman for his nearest opponent, Debi Rose, predicted that she'd prevail after all the votes are counted.
Unofficial results from the city’s Board of Elections have Mitchell with 4,128 votes, and Rose with 4,037—a difference of 91.
Ken Mitchell edged out Debi Rose by just 34 votes in the Staten Island City Council special election yesterday, according to the unofficial results from the Board of Elections.
The B.O.E. counted 4,130 votes for Mitchell and 4,096 for Rose.
Mitchell is the former chief of staff to former councilman and now-Representative Mike Read More
On Staten Island, the crowded field of candidates vying for the Council seat once held by Michael McMahon has collapsed into a three-person contest.
Debi Rose, who narrowly lost a 2001 race for the seat, was endorsed this weekend by former rivals Tom Curitore and Tony Cosentino. They join a bunch of labor Read More
Staten Island City Council candidate Debi Rose just picked up the endorsement of the Working Families Party. (The union 1199 SEIU endorsed Rose earlier today).
Support from the W.F.P. helps to cast Rose as the most progressive candidate vying for the seat vacated by Michael McMahon, who was elected to Congress in November.
The Read More
In the latest candidate forum for the most crowded City Council race slated for February 24, the topics were supposed to be housing, education and the economy. But after nearly all of the candidates in the race had their candidacies threatened by technical objections raised by the front-runner, Ken Mitchell, many in the race wanted Read More
Five City Council candidates filed petitions with the city Board of Elections to appear on the ballot for the special elections taking place on February 24.
Since special elections are nonpartisan, candidates also had to create a party name on which to run. Here they are so far:
In the 49th District on Read More
The city’s fiscal crisis is the reason why John Tabacco said he won’t seek matching funds for his City Council campaign.
“Well, I think the city has enough problems,” said Tabacco in a brief telephone interview this morning. “In light of the fact that we just had to accept a tax increase so Read More
At 9 a.m. this morning City Council candidate Ken Mitchell filed 2,000 signatures to get on the ballot for the February 24 special elections, his campaign announced in a public statement.
It means it's likely Mitchell will wind up on the first row of the ballot, since it's a nonpartisan election, and positions on Read More
Here’s video of former city official Tom Curitore, on Saturday, officially announcing his candidacy for the City Council seat on Staten Island being vacated by Representative-elect Michael McMahon.
Curitore was a police officer and later a first deputy commissioner in the Bloomberg administration.
“With the current economic climate, we have Read More