Primary Election August 23, 2022
The New York redistricting fiasco of 2022 should be decried for the failure that it is, but a silver lining in the form of several competitive races in lower Manhattan is a welcome outcome.
The following list is unofficial and includes information about known candidates. Due to the recent court decision regarding Congressional and State Senate districts, the candidates for those ballots were not finalized as of the WestView News deadline—information is based on the best sources available.
The primary for U.S. House of Representatives and NY State Senate is August 23, 2022.
The New York Times wrote that the redrawn 10th District includes “some of New York’s most politically engaged and diverse neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Wall Street, Chinatown, Park Slope, Sunset Park and even parts of Borough Park, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish stronghold.” The Times called the primary “a contest not so much of ideas—almost every major candidate has condemned threats to abortion rights and bemoaned the lack of strict limits on guns—as of brute force, blunt ambition and identity politics.”
Axios called the district “a potential venue for Democrats to expose various internal rifts as candidates fight for a simple plurality of the vote, where the winner can advance with far less than 50%.”
2022 NY 10th District U.S. House Candidates
Quanda Francis earned a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a graduate degree from Long Island University. As of the 2021 election, she was a Ph.D. candidate at Long Island University. She has been affiliated with Ph.D. Project, the American Accounting Association, the National Museum of African American History & Culture, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and the Princeton Club of New York.
Goldman served as lead counsel for the impeachment investigation of President Donald J. Trump for abusing his office for his personal interest regarding Ukraine. In that role, Goldman led depositions and questioned witnesses in public hearings, and testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Prior to that, Goldman served 10 years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York working with Preet Bharara.
The youngest woman ever elected to Congress when she won a House seat in 1972 at age 31 Holtzman went on to serve as Brooklyn district attorney and New York City comptroller. Holtzman, who last served in Congress in 1981, said she is running because she has “the strong, proven record to take on the right wing, the forces of bigotry and racism, the forces of misogyny.”
Mondaire Jones earned a BA from Stanford and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Jones’ career experience includes working with the U.S. Department of Justice, with Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and as an attorney with the Westchester County Law Department. Jones is a member of the U.S. House, representing NY’s 17th Congressional District. He is running for re-election to the U.S. House to represent NY’s 10th Congressional District.
Raised in rural Georgia, Kim graduated Duke University in 2017. The daughter of Korean immigrants, Kim vows to fight to bridge the gap between where we are now and where we want to be, ought to be, and can be.
Jimmy Li, a lifelong Democrat, is not a career politician. Growing up as the son of immigrants, he understands the issues and struggles immigrant and working families face daily. He is an everyday New Yorker and a well-respected grass-roots community advocate for his immigrant and working-class neighbors for more than a decade.
Maud Maron was born in New York, New York. Maron graduated from Barnard College in 1993 and earned a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in 1998. Her career experience includes working as an Attorney with the Legal Aid Society. Maron co-founded FAIR and PLACE NYC
Yuh-Line Niou is a progressive leader for low-income, immigrant, and working families. She immigrated to the U.S as an infant, when her parents came from Taiwan with all of their possessions in just six suitcases. A proud CUNY Baruch graduate, she was elected to represent New York’s 65th Assembly District, becoming the first AAPI woman in the NYS Assembly and the first Asian-American to represent Chinatown in the State Legislature.
Carlina Rivera was born and raised in NY-10 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Growing up in Section 8 housing with a single mother who emigrated from Puerto Rico to Brooklyn, she has an intimate understanding of the issues everyday New Yorkers face. Rivera has been a New York City Council Member since 2018.
Brian Robinson was born in Monmouth County, New Jersey. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in 2005. Brian is a longtime resident of Tribeca, a small-business owner, and a fast-approaching public school parent who cares deeply about our city.
Jo Anne Simon
Simon was born in Yonkers. A first-generation college student, she earned a BA from Iona College. She later earned a Master of Arts degree from Gallaudet University, and a Juris Doctor from the Fordham University School of Law. She is a member of the New York State Assembly from the 52nd district since 2015.
Xiong Yan is a Chinese-American human rights activist, military officer, and Protestant chaplain. He was a dissident involved in the1989 Tiananmen Square protests. Yan studied at Peking University Law School. He came to the US as a political refugee in 1992, and later became a chaplain in U.S. Army, serving in Iraq.
2022 NY State Senate Candidates District 47
State Senator Brad Hoylman, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, represents New York’s 27th State Senate District. Brad is a longtime grassroots activist, serving previously as a Democratic District Leader and three-term chair of Manhattan Community Board 2. He is the past president of the Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats and a former board member of Tenants & Neighbors and Citizen Action.
Maria Danzilo earned a bachelor’s degree from City University of New York, Brooklyn College in 1978, a law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1981, and a graduate degree from New York University in 1982. Her career experience includes working as a lawyer and conflicts of interest policy manager. She has served with the Copyright Society of the USA as trustee and OneCity Rising as founder and executive director.
2022 NY State Senate Candidates District 27
Kavanagh earned his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from New York University Law School. His professional experience includes being an attorney and advocate, serving as a chief of staff, as an aide to multiple mayors and as a policy director for the New York City Department of Homeless Services.
Vittoria Fariello earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a J.D. from the Cardozo School of Law. She is an attorney with extensive experience in anti-corruption, having iinvestigated organized crime in New York and Italy and corruption in the NYC Dept. of Buildings. Currrently works at Balestriere Fariello, a law firm representing #MeToo clients, consumer fraud victims, whistleblowers and human trafficking victims, among others.