New York is holding elections, including for city council and state assembly, on Nov. 7, 2023, and Nov. 5, 2024, respectively. A number of candidates running in these elections completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
Below is a selection of responses from the candidates who filled out the survey as of Oct. 17. To read each candidate’s full responses, click his or her name at the bottom of the article.
Incumbent Alexa Aviles (D, Working Families Party) is running for New York City Council District 38, and the general election is on Nov. 7, 2023. Here’s how Aviles responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Alexa fights for a government that works for all and includes well-resourced schools; dignified, affordable housing; equity and justice for our most vulnerable and immigrant neighbors; and addressing the climate crisis through a justice framework.”
Click here to read the rest of Aviles’ answers.
Patrick Sheehan (R) is running for New York State Assembly District 103, and the general election is on Nov. 5, 2024. Here’s how Sheehan responded to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“Criminal justice ‘reforms’ enacted in 2019 are destroying public safety in too many communities of NYS, including the Hudson Valley. The unchecked border has overdose deaths skyrocketing. People who commit crimes must be held accountable for them. Reduce regulations on real estate developers to provide workforce housing.”
Click here to read the rest of Sheehan’s answers.
If you’re a New York candidate or incumbent, click here to take the survey. The survey contains over 30 questions, and you can choose the ones you feel will best represent your views to voters. If you complete the survey, a box with your answers will display on your Ballotpedia profile. Your responses will also populate the information that appears in our mobile app, My Vote Ballotpedia.