Back when every one of my Democratic legislators voted for the USA PATRIOT Act, I switched my voter registration to Green or Independent, or "other." Several years later, I re-enrolled in the D party because primaries are important, in NYC, often more important than the general election for deciding who is going to serve the city (or be served by it). Therefore, and because I fucking hate Andrew Yang, I'm taking the 2021 primaries seriously--and sharing my votes with anyone who stumbles my way. I'll be happy to accept advice and corrections.
- Maya Wiley
- Art Chang
- Isaac Wright
He's the person For Life is based on
- Kathryn Garcia (strategic choice)
- Scott Stringer (strategic choice)
Eric Adams - ex-police officer, who probably doesn't even live here
Andrew Yang - clueless libertarian opportunist, who also doesn't really live here
- Jumaaane Williams
- Anthony Herbert
No ranking: Theo China Tavarez
- Brad Lander - endorsed by the Working Families Party
- Brian A Benjamin - top priority is police accountability & public safety
- Corey Johnson - Speaker of the NYC Council, uses the word "equitable"
- Reshma Patel
Brooklyn Borough President
- Antonio Reynoso - endorsed by Working Families Party, "promoting environmental and racial justice"
- Kim Council - law librarian! Top priorities are housing, healthcare, education
- Jo Anne Simon - community activist, disability rights lawyer, assemblymember
- Pearlene S. Fields - "We can start by taxing the rich!" but she's a "political outsider," and I'm feeling like populist candidates aren't my first choice these days
City Council District 40
- Rita Joseph - AOC endorsement
- Edwin Raymond - Jumaane Williams endorsement, former police lieutenant who diverted money from police budget to underfunded departments
- Victor Jordan - active in neighborhood mutual aid group
- Harriet Hines - longtime resident, "ending predatory development"
- Josue Pierre - active in neighborhood Facebook groups
I came to these conclusions primarily by using the information provided by candidates to the NYC Voter Guide plus feedback from cutie Melissa Morrone. I'll be happy to hear if I'm wrong about anyone!