Animal Rights Voter Guide

2021 Animal Rights Voter Guide for New York City Elections

We are proud to endorse these animal rights candidates for New York City Council, Borough President, Mayor, and District Attorney!

How do we decide who to support? All candidates must complete a 15-page written questionnaire and participate in a Zoom interview; after which our Elections Team and Board of Directors evaluates and votes. Click on each candidate’s name to read their responses. Please remember that while the questionnaires are very important, they are just one of the factors that we use when considering an endorsement for a candidate. Interviews give us an opportunity to go more in depth with our candidates and to confirm their positions on record.

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1 #1 Christopher Marte
#2 Gigi Li
Manhattan Battery Park City, Civic Center, Chinatown, Financial District, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, NoHo, SoHo, South Street Seaport, South Village, TriBeCa & Washington Square
2 #1 Carlina Rivera Manhattan East Village, Gramercy Park, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Rose Hill
3 #1 Erik Bottcher
#2 Phelan Dante Fitzpatrick
Manhattan Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, West SoHo, Hudson Square, Times Square, Garment District, Flatiron, Upper West Side
4 #1 Keith Powers Manhattan Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Yorkville, Central Park South, Midtown East, Times Square, Koreatown, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, Waterside Plaza, Tudor City, Turtle Bay, Murray Hill, Sutton Place
5 #1 Kim Moscaritolo
#2 Chris Sosa, Tricia Shimamura
Manhattan Upper East Side’s Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio in East Harlem
6 #1 Gale Brewer
#2 Sara Lind
Manhattan Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Clinton, Central Park
7 #1 Marti Allen-Cummings
#2 Maria Ordonez, Stacy Lynch, Shaun Abreu, Dan Cohen
Manhattan Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights
9 #1 Kristin Richardson Jordan
#2 Sheba Simpson
Manhattan Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, Upper West Side, East Harlem
10 #1 Carmen de la Rosa and Johanna Garcia
#2 Angela Fernandez and Francesca Castellanos
Manhattan Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill
11 #1 Abigail Martin Bronx Bedford Park, Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Norwood, Van Cortlandt Village, Wakefield, Woodlawn
14 #1 Pierina Sanchez Bronx Morris Heights, University Heights, Fordham, Kingsbridge
15 #1 Oswald Feliz
#2 Ischia Bravo and Troy Blackwell
Bronx Bedford Park, Fordham, Mount Hope, Bathgate, Belmont, East Tremont, West Farms, Van Nest, Allerton, Olinville
16 #1 Althea Stevens Bronx Claremont, Concourse, Concourse Village, Highbridge, Morris Heights, Mount Eden, Morrisania
18 #1 Amanda Farías
#2 Michael Beltzer
Bronx Soundview, Castle Hill, Parkchester, Clason Point, Harding Park
19 #1 Tony Avella
#2 Richard Lee
Queens Auburndale, Bay Terrace, Bayside, Beechhurst, College Point, Douglaston, Flushing, Little Neck, Malba, Whitestone
20 #1 John Choe Queens Downtown Flushing, Murray Hill, Queensboro Hill
22 #1 Tiffany Cabán
#2 Evie Hantzopoulos, Leo Bullaro
Queens Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Woodside
23 #1 Jaslin Kaur Queens Bayside Hills, Bellerose, Douglaston, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Glen Oaks, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Little Neck, New Hyde Park, Oakland Gardens, Queens Village
24 #1 Moumita Ahmed Queens Kew Gardens Hills, Pomonok, Electchester, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, Parkway Village, Jamaica Hills, Jamaica
25 #1 Carolyn Tran and Shekar Krishnan
#2 Alfonso Quiroz
Queens Elmhurst, Jackson Heights
26 #1 Amit Bagga and Brent O’Leary
#2 Hailie Kim, Julia Forman, Jesse Laymon
Queens Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, Dutch Kills
27 #1 Harold Miller
#2 Kerryanne Burke
Queens Cambria Heights, Hollis, Jamaica, St. Albans, Queens Village, and Springfield Gardens
29 #1 Aleda Gagarin
#2 Lynn Schulman and Eliseo Labayen
Queens Rego Park, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill
30 #1 Bob Holden Queens Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood, Woodhaven, Woodside
32 #1 Felicia Singh
#2 Mike Scala & Ruben Cruz
Queens Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach, Woodhaven
33 #1 Elizabeth Adams
#2 Benjamin Solotaire, Stu Sherman, Toba Potosky, Lincoln Restler
Brooklyn Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Fulton Ferry, Greenpoint, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg
34 #1 Jennifer Gutierrez Brooklyn & Queens Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood
35 #1 Michael Hollingsworth
#2 Crystal Hudson, Deirdre Levy, Regina Kinsey, Curtis Harris, Hector Robertson
Brooklyn Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant
36 #1 Chi Ossé and Henry Butler
#2 Robert Waterman
Brooklyn Bedford-Stuyvesant, Northern Crown Heights
37 #1 Sandy Nurse Brooklyn Cypress Hills, Bushwick, City Line, Ocean Hill, Brownsville, East New York
38 #1 Alexa Aviles and Rodrigo Camarena
#2 Cesar Zuniga
Brooklyn Red Hook, Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and portions of Windsor Terrace, Dyker Heights, and Boro Park
39 #1 Brandon West and Shahana Hanif
#2 Briget Rein
Brooklyn Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington
40 #1 Rita Joseph and Edwin Raymond
#2 Blake Morris and Cecilia Cortez
Brooklyn Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens
42 #1 Nikki Lucas and Wilfredo Florentino Brooklyn East New York, New Lots, Remsen Village, Spring Creek, Starrett City
43 #1 Justin Brannan Brooklyn Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach
45 #1 Anthony Beckford Brooklyn Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Marine Park, Flatlands, Kensington
46 #1 Dimple Willabus
#2 Donald Cranston
Brooklyn Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Gerritsen Beach, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Sheepshead Bay
47 #1 Alec Brook-Krasny Brooklyn Bensonhurst, Coney Island, Gravesend, Sea Gate
49 #1 Mike Schnall
#2 Ranti Ogunleye & Kelvin Richards
Staten Island Arlington, Clifton, Clove Lakes, Concord, Elm Park, Graniteville, Livingston, Mariners Harbor, New Brighton, Port Richmond, Randall Manor, Rosebank, St. George, Snug Harbor, Silver Lake, Stapleton, Sunnyside, West Brighton and Tompkinsville
51 #1 Olivia Drabczyk Staten Island Annadale, Arden Heights, Bay Terrace, Charleston, Eltingville, Great Kills, Greenridge, Heartland Village, Huguenot, New Springville, Pleasant Plains, Prince’s Bay, Richmond Valley, Rossville, Tottenville, Woodrow



#1 Mark Levine
#2 Brad Hoylman
#1 Antonio Reynoso and Jo Anne Simon
#2 Robert Elstein, Kim Council, Pearlene Fields, Khari Edwards
#1 Fernando Cabrera
#2 Vanessa Gibson and Nathalia Fernandez
#1 Cesar Vargas Staten Island


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