Post Tagged with: "17th City Council District"

Politics

Republican candidates face long odds in local City Council races

Patrick Delices is street campaigning at Hunts Point Station last Wednesday.

Even though no Bronx Republican has won a seat on the New York City Council in two decades, the party’s candidates in the 8th and 17th Council districts are not giving up on tomorrow’s general election without a fight.

Government / Politics

Salamanca easily wins Democratic primary

Rafael Salamanca Jr.

Rafael Salamanca Jr. cruised to victory in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary, defeating retired health care administrator Helen Hines in a bid to continue representing Hunts Point and Melrose in the City Council.

Housing / Politics

Councilman looks to defend his seat in Sept. 12 primary

City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr.

“Every couple of weeks, there’s a different pressing issue,” says City Councilman Rafael Salamanca, 37, who will run in a Sept. 12 primary to protect his seat in the 17th City Council District.

News / Politics

Salamanca elected to City Council

Rafael Salamanca

Rafael Salamanca, the candidate endorsed by the Bronx County Democratic Committee and the district manager of Community Board 2, is the apparent winner in the special election for the 17th district of the City Council, representing Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Soundview and East Tremont.

Government / Politics

Candidates all say they’re the difference-maker

Candidates all say they’re the difference-maker

A candidate forum for the vacant City Council seat in District 17, taped for BronxNet on Feb. 12, frequently came back to the question of which candidate could best challenge the political status quo.

Government / Politics

Campaign funds pour in for Salamanca

Campaign funds pour in for Salamanca

Rafael Salamanca, the candidate backed by the Bronx Democratic Party machine, continues to bring in large contributions from elected officials and from businesses that need the support of politicians.

Government / Politics

Council candidates dwindle to six

The Board of Elections commissioners meet on Feb. 8 to hear petitions challenges.

Just six candidates remain in the race for the the open 17th District City Council seat after the Board of Elections knocked five others off the ballot at a Feb. 8 hearing.

Politics

The Point previews City Council election

Teen activists and adults joined at The Point CDC to watch a live feed of candidates for the open 17th district City Council seat square off.

Politics

OP ED: Voters should tune in for candidate debate on Jan. 27

OP ED: Voters should tune in for candidate debate on Jan. 27

The candidate forum will be streamed live at: http://www.bronxnet.org/ and can be seen on BronxNet (Ch. 67)/Fios (Ch. 33).