Following an informative and very well attended forum on April 5th, VID’s first 2017 Endorsements made on April 13th
VID members were well-prepared for their first 2017 Endorsements following a Candidates Night with more than 125 people in attendance and 17 candidates for City Council Districts 1,2 and 3 and for District Leader positions for the 66th AD, Parts A and B,
At the April 13th General Meeting where the endorsements took place, members were free to make statements for or against candidates, with voting to follow.
Here are the results:
For City Council District 1, Chris Marte won over incumbent Margaret Chin
For City Council District 2, Carlina Rivera won endorsement over Ronnie Cho, Erin Hussein and Mary Silver
For City Council District 3, Corey Johnson won endorsement almost unanimously, with one abstention.
For Female District Leader in the 66th AD, Part A, Keen Berger won unanimously.
For Male District Leader in the 66th AD, Part A, the vote was “no endorsement” at 17, with 13 for Arthur Schwartz, and two write-ins received one vote each.
The next Candidates Night will be on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 6:00 PM, where candidates for Mayor, Controller, Public Advocate, and District Attorney will be heard. The event will take place at the LGBT Center, 208 W 13th St,. This forum is Co-Sponsored by VID, VRDC, CRD, DID, CoDA, and the Jim Owles Club.