2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for 4th City Council District

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Daniel R. Garodnick
Democratic, Working Families

Party Enrolled In: Democratic

Current Occupation: Council Member, City Council District 4

Previous Occupation(s): Attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP, Law Clerk to the Hon. Colleen McMahon

Education: Dartmouth College, B.A.; University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D, Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review

Organizational Affiliations: Turtle Bay Association, Murray Hill Association, Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association, Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts, Carnegie Hill Neighbors

Prior Public Experience: NYC Council Member 2005-2013

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 04 you would address if elected?

Creating a better mass transit system, including in the area around Grand Central; fighting for a more stable and affordable future for Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village; addressing school overcrowding; working to address issues that affect our quality of life from Turtle Bay and midtown to the Upper East Side; and promoting sound and responsible development that addresses our infrastructure needs upfront.


2. What other important issues would you address if elected?

Working to support environmental initiatives to make New York a greener city; fighting for reproductive rights and health; creating more openness and accountability in City government; protecting the rights of tenants and consumers; and addressing income inequality.


3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?

I am a life-long resident of this Council District, and have a clear understanding of the needs of our neighborhood. I also have a skilled constituent service operation that delivers results; a proven record of legislative accomplishments; and the independence to take positions based on their merits.


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Party Key
  • D = Democratic
  • LBT = Libertarian
  • R = Republican
  • WF = Working Families