Nov 062012
 

Today is election day!

There have been a few changes to Congressional, State Senate, and State Assembly districts since the last election. This article reviews the new boundaries for Congressional districts that cover Bay Ridge, and lists the candidates that have their names on the ballot (* indicates incumbent candidate). Remember, you can locate your polling site through the Board of Elections web site, or text NYCVOTES to 877877.

Congress – District 11

Most Bay Ridge residents will vote in the 11th Congressional District. We’re looking forward to at least 10 years of Hunger Games references.

Most of Bay Ridge is represented by the 11th Congressional district. It covers much of the same ground as the old 13th district. In Bay Ridge, it is essentially unchanged, though there are changes to the boundary as it reaches into Bensonhurst. The candidates on the ballot are:

  • Michael Grimm* (Republican, Conservative)
  • Mark Murphy (Democrat, Working Families)
  • Henry Bardel (Green)

Congress – District 10

The Bay Ridge portion of Congressional District 10, which also includes parts of Bensonhurst, Gravesend, and kind of oddly, Downtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side.

A small portion of the northern part of Bay Ridge is represented by the 10th Congressional district. It  covers much of the same ground as the old 8th district. In Bay Ridge, it is essentially unchanged, though there are changes to the boundary as it reaches into Bensonhurst, and no longer stretches to Coney Island. The candidates on the ballot are:

  • Jerrold Nadler* (Democratic, Working Families)
  • Michael Chan (Republican, Conservative)