Campaign Notes: Interview on BronxNet

BronxNet has invited all the District 18 candidates to be interviewed one-on-one fro their program “In the District.” Each of us will be given 8 minutes to discuss our campaigns.

My interview is scheduled for Noon today (Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017). It will take place at the studios of Mercy College on Waters Place.

The interviews will be aired extensively on the days leading up to Election Day, and will be broadcast by BronxNet on Optimum Channel 67 and FIOS Channel 33. They’ll also be available at www.bronxnet.org.

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Political / Campaign Notes — 10/17/17

I received my NYC Campaign Finance Board Voter Guide in the mail today. You’ll find me on the Green Party line as the only true independent alternative in opposition to Democrat Ruben Diaz, Sr., Democrat Michael Beltzer (running on the Liberal Party line); Democrat William Moore (running on the Reform Party line); and Conservative Eduardo Ramirez (who didn’t provide a profile). Looks like Republican Eisley Constantine didn’t make the cut.
 
I’ll also be easier to find on the ballot, as the Green Party is the 4th ranked party in NY State behind (in order) Dems, Reps and Cons.
 
I think it’s interesting and telling that so many candidates this year have chosen to run on independent lines rather than accept the results of their parties primaries. Having more choices is always good for democracy. 
 
Also interesting that — at least in my district — 3 of the the other 4 recognized parties — Working Families, Independence, and Womens Equality (the Reform Party line has William Moore) —  are not running candidates or fusing with candidates of other parties.