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Your complete directory of New York candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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Hillary Clinton - 2000

Federal Office Filing Deadline (Major Parties): April , 2018
State Office Filing Deadline (Major Parties): July , 2018
Filing Deadline (Independents): August , 2018
Filing Deadline (Other Parties): September , 2018
Federal Office Primary: June , 2018
State Office Primary: September , 2018
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)


(D) = Democrat • (R) = Republican • (C) = Conservative • (CNST) = Constitution
(G) = Green • (IP) = Independence Party • (I) = Independent/No Party
(L) = Libertarian • (REF) = Reform • (RDH) = Rent is Too Damn High • (RTL) = Right to Life
(SWP) = Socialist Workers • (SCC) = Stop Common Core• (TR) = Tax Revolt
(WEP) = Women's Equality • (WF) = Working Families
Note: New York law permits "fusion" candidates (i.e., individuals who
concurrently seek an office as a candidate of more than one party).

This page was last updated on March 20, 2018


Andrew Cuomo (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Terry Gipson (D) - Ex-State Sen., College Professor & Ex-Entertainment Designer

Stephanie Miner (D) - Syracuse Mayor, Ex-Syracuse City Councilwoman, Attorney & Ex-Gubernatorial Aide

Cynthia Nixon (D) - Actress & Progressive Activist
John DeFrancisco (R) - State Sen., Ex-Syracuse City Council Pres., Attorney & USAF Veteran
Joe Holland (R) - Attorney, Ex-State Housing Commissioner & '94 Atty Gen Candidate
Marc Molinaro (R) - Dutchess County Executive, Ex-County Legislator & Ex-Tivoli Mayor

Carl Paladino (R) - Ex-Buffalo School Board Member, Real Estate Developer & '10 Nominee

Larry Sharpe (Libertarian) - Business Consultant, USMC Veteran & '16 VP Candidate
Joel Giambra (REF/I) - Ex-Erie County Executive, Ex-Buffalo City Comptroller, Lobbyist & Republican

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Draft Thomas Dewey for Governor

(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor nominees run together on tickets in the General Election.)
Kathy Hochul (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Lovely Warren (D) - Rochester Mayor, Ex-Rochester City Council President & Attorney

Jumaane Williams (D) - NYC Councilman, Ex-Community Organizer & Progressive Activist

Joe Holland (R) - Attorney, Ex-State Housing Commissioner & '94 Atty Gen Candidate
Eric Ulrich (R) -
NYC Councilman & '12 State Sen Nominee

Tom DiNapoli (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jonathan Trichter (R) - Investment Banker & Ex-Democrat

Eric Schneiderman (D)* - (Campaign Site)

Eliot Spitzer for Attorney Generals


State Assembly (Republican Caucus)

State Senate
(Democratic Caucus - Republican Caucus)

Alan Hevesi for Comptroller


Kirsten Gillibrand (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Scott Noren (D) - Dental Surgeon, Army Veteran & '12 Candidate

John Burnett (R) - Businessman, GOP Activist & '13 NYC Comptroller Candidate

Chele Farley (R) - Financial Executive & NYC GOP Finance Chair
Pat Hahn (R) - Retired State Health Care Worker & Community Activist
Rafael Jones (R) - Self-Employed
David Webber (R) - Retired Business Manager & '16 Presidential Candidate

Jim Buckley - 1976

Chuck Schumer (D)* - (Senate Leadership Site) - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2022.


District 1:
Lee Zeldin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Kate Browning (D) - Suffolk County Legislator & Ex-School Bus Driver
Elaine DiMasi (D) - Physicist
Perry Gershon (D) - Lending Corporation Executive
Brendon Henry (D) - Bartender
Bruce Miller (D) - Port Jefferson Village Trustee
Viral Patel (D) - Emergency Room Physician
David Pechefsky (D) - Ex-NYC Council Aide, Political Consultant & '09 NYC Council Candidate
Vivian Viloria Fisher (D) - Ex-Suffolk County Legislator & Retired Teacher

District 2:
Pete King (R)* - (Campaign Site)
DuWayne Gregory (D) - Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer. Army Veteran & '16 Nominee
Mike Sax (D/NY Party) - Trump Impeachment Activist
Liuba Grechen Shirley (D) - Business Consultant & Democratic Activist
Kevin Thomas (D) - Attorney
Paul Ripperger (L)

Carter-Mondale & Elaine Horowitz 1976

District 3:
Tom Suozzi (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Josh Sauberman (D) - Insurance Broker & Ex-UN Policy Analyst
Dan DeBono (R) - Investment Banker, Ex-Stock Trader & Navy Veteran

Costa Michailidis (I) - Innovation Consultant, Businessman & Web Developer

District 4:
Kathleen Rice (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 5:
Gregory Meeks (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Carl Achille (D) - Police Officer, Community Activist & Iraq War Veteran
Mizan Choudhury (D) - Technology Operations Manager
Joe Marthone (D) - Accountant, Community Activist & Frequent Candidate

Raymond McGrath

District 6:
Grace Meng (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 7:
Nydia Velazquez (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 8:
Hakeem Jeffries (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jessica White (D)

District 9:
Yvette Clarke (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Adem Bunkeddeko (D) - Brooklyn Community Board Member
John Joseph Joyner Jr. (D)
Earl Blum (R) - Trump Campaign Activist
Lutchi Gayot (R) - Shop Owner
Joel Azumah (I) - Bus Company Owner, Civil Engineer & '14/'16 Candidate

Bertram Podell

District 10:
Jerrold Nadler (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Holly Lynch (D)
Naomi Levin (R)

District 11:
Dan Donovan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Michael Grimm (R) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Attorney, Ex-FBI Agent, USMC Veteran & Felon
Mike Decillis (D) - Attorney
Michael DeVito Jr. (D) - Teacher & Community Activist
Zach Emig (D) - Bond Trader
Radhakrishna Mohan (D) - Indo-American Community Activist & Labor Organizer
Max Rose (D) - Healthcare Executive & Afghan War Veteran
Paul Sperling (D) - Political Scientist
Omar Vaid (D) - Movie/TV Set Decorator

District 12:
Carolyn Maloney (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sander Hicks (D) - Peace Activist, Businessman & Author
Suraj Patel (D) - Businessman, Attorney & Ex-Obama White House Aide

Congressman Floyd Flake

District 13:
Adriano Espaillat (D)* - (Campaign Site)
James Felton Keith (D) - Businessman & Progressive Activist

Jefferson Thomas (D) - Real Estate Broker & Event Photographer

District 14:
Joe Crowley (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) - Businesswoman & Educational Strategist

District 15:
Jose Serrano (D)*

John V Lindsay for NYC Mayor 1965

District 16:
Eliot Engel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Darren Cole (D)
Derickson Lawrence (D) - Investment Banker & '16 Candidate
Jonathan Lewis (D) - Ex-Scarsdale School Board Member & Investment Executive

District 17:
Nita Lowey (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 18:
Sean Patrick Maloney (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Sakima Brown (R) - Businesswoman, Iraq War Veteran, '16 Candidate & '14 Assembly Candidate

Jarred Buchanan (R) - Police Officer
James O’Donnell (R) - Orange County Legislator & Retired State Police Commander
Scott Smith (I) - Ex-Middletown Town Councilman, Teacher & '14/'16 Candidate

Bella Abzug for NYC Mayor - 1977

District 19:
John Faso (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Beals (D) - Teacher, Ex-US Foreign Service Diplomat & Democratic Activist
Dave Clegg (D) - Attorney & Community Activist
Erin Collier (D) - Agricultural Economist & Farmer
Antonio Delgado (D) - Attorney
Brian Flynn (D) - Businessman
Gareth Rhodes (D) - Law School Student, Ex-Gubernatorial Aide & Ex-White House Intern
Pat Ryan (D) - Technology Executive & Iraq War Veteran
Victoria Alexander (L)
Diane Neal (I) - Actress

District 20:
Paul Tonko (D)* - (Campaign Site)

District 21:
Elise Stefanik (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Russ Finley (R) - Farmer, Real Estate Broker & '16 State Assembly Candidate
Steve Schnibbe (R) - Self-Employed
Don Boyajian (D) - Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Tedra Cobb (D) - Ex-St. Lawrence County Legislator & Businesswoman
Emily Martz (D) - Non-Profit Group FInance Director
David Mastrianni (D) - Physician
Patrick Nelson (D) - Consultant, Sanders Campaign Activist & '15 Stillwater Town Council Candidate
Dylan Ratigan (D) - Businessman, Author & Ex-MSNBC TV Show Host
Katie Wilson (D/WF) - Antique Shop Owner
Lynn Kahn (G) - Psychologist & '16 Pres. Candidate
Christopher Schmidt (L) - Day Laborer, College Student & Libertarian Activist

Steve Krieg (I) - Plattsburgh School Board Member, Optometrist & USAF Veteran

Jim Walsh for Congress

District 22:
Claudia Tenney (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Anthony Brindisi (D) - State Assemblyman, Ex-School Board Member & Attorney
John Rennhack (D) - Time-Share Salesman, Photographer & Frequent Candidate

District 23:
Tom Reed (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Linda Andrei (D) - Physician & Artist
Max Della Pia (D) - Retired USAF Officer, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide
Rick Gallant (D) - Teacher/Coach & Labor Union Activist
Ian Golden (D) - Businessman & Ex-Occupational Therapist
Tracy Mitrano (D) - Cyber Security Consultant & Ex-University Dean
Eddie Sundquist (D) - Attorney & Ex-Teacher
James Brian Clasby (I) - Self-Employed & Navy Veteran

John "JG" Hertzler (I) - Ulysses Town Councilman, Actor, Teacher & Screenwriter

District 24:
John Katko (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Dana Balter (D) - College Professor & Progressive Activist
Bill Bass (D) - Environmental Scientist
Scott Comegys (D) - Alpaca Farmer & Ex-Hospital Facilities Manager

George Pataki & Amo Houghton

District 25:
[ Louise Slaughter (D)* - Died March 16, 2018. ]
Andrew Gilchrist (D) - Graduate Student, Businessman & Ex-Opera Singer
Jim Maxwell (R/C) - Neurosurgeon

District 26:
Brian Higgins (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Rosanne DiPizio (R) - Real Estate Developer

District 27:
Chris Collins (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jim Banks (R) - Industrial Equipment Salesman & Community Activist

Kathy Hochul (D) - Lt Governor, Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-Erie County Clerk & Ex-Hamburg Town Councilwoman

Nate McMurray (D) - Grand Island Town Supervisor & Attorney
Nick Stankevich (D) - Innkeeper

Larry Piegza (Independent) - Businessman & Ex-Republican


Conservative Party of New York State
Constitution Party of New York
New York State Democratic Party
Green Party of New York State
Independence Party of New York
Liberal Party of New York
Libertarian Party of New York
New York State Republican Party
New York Right To Life Party
Socialist Party of New York
Socialist Workers Party of New York
Working Families Party

Al Lewis for Governor - Green Party


State Board of Elections

Women for Rudy Giuliani


Albany Times Union
Amsterdam Recorder
Buffalo Artvoice (Alternative)
Buffalo News
Buzzsaw Haircut (Ithaca College)
Capital Tonight
Chenango County Evening Sun
City Hall News
Daily Orange (Syracuse University)
East Hampton Independent
East Hampton Star
Elmira Star-Gazette
Empire Page Politics

Garza for Congress - Socialist Workers Party

Genesee Country Express
Glens Falls Post-Star
Gloversville Leader-Herald
Hamilton County News
Hillsdale Independent
Honeoye Falls Sentinel
Ithaca Times
LGNY (NYC - Gay & Lesbian)
Little Falls Evening Times
Livingston County Lake and Valley Clarion
LIPolitics.com (Long Island)

Mike Bloomberg for NYC Mayor 2005

Medina Journal-Register
Middletown Cable TV-6
Middletown Times-Herald Record
New York City Gotham Gazette
New York Daily News
New York Law Journal
New York Magazine
New York Newsday
- (Politics Section)
New York Observer
New York Post
New York Press (Alternative)
New York Times
- (Politics Section)
New York Village Voice
New York Wired
News-12 New York (Cablevision - Long Island/Bronx/Westchester)
NY1: News
Oswego Palladium-Times

Lenora Fulani for Governor

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Rome Sentinel
Schenectady Daily Gazette
Smithtown News
Staten Island Advance
Sullivan County Democrat
Syracuse Post-Standard
- (Election News)
Syracuse New Times
Troy Record
Urban Elephants
Watertown Daily News
Westchester Today
WRBW TV-16 (WB - Rochester)

Nelson Rockefeller for Governor 1962


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