New York state holds local primaries next week
New York holds statewide primaries for municipal and county offices and local judgeships on June 25 after enacting legislation earlier this year moving all primaries in the state to the fourth Tuesday in June. Ballotpedia is covering primaries in six jurisdictions in the New York City and Buffalo areas.
New York City will hold its second election this year for the District 45 seat on the city council. Incumbent Jumaane Williams (D) was elected New York City Public Advocate in a special election February 26.
The first general election for this seat—held May 14—determined who would hold the office until the end of 2019. Farah Louis (D) won that election with 42% of the vote in an eight-candidate field. The same eight candidates are also competing in the June 25 primary to become the Democratic nominee for the Nov. 5 general election. The winner of that race will serve the remainder of Williams’ term, which ends Dec. 31, 2021.
The counties of Bronx, Queens, and Richmond—also known as Staten Island—are holding primaries for county district attorney. The races in Bronx and Richmond counties each feature unopposed incumbents who advanced directly to the general election.
Seven candidates are running for the Democratic nomination to be the Queens County district attorney. Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren (D) and Bernie Sanders (D), along with current and former members of Congress, state executives, state legislators, and city officials have all endorsed various candidates in the race.