2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for 6th City Council District

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Thomas Siracuse

Party Enrolled In: Green

Current Occupation: Retired

Previous Occupation(s): Public NYC high school teacher

Education: BA from Univ. of Connecticut, MA from Columbia University

Organizational Affiliations: VP of the Committee For Environmentally Sound Development, Steering Committee of the Retiree Advocate (UFT), chair of the NY County Green Party Organization, Chair of "Shut Down Indian Point Now," Chair of the Rent Controlled Tenants Committee

Prior Public Experience: None

1. What is the most important issue in Council District 06 you would address if elected?

Affordable housing for working and middle class residents


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

1) Introduce resolutions to close Indian Pt Nuclear Power plant and to ban fracking in NYS

2) Phase out coal, oil, gas an nuclear energy to be replaced by solar, wind, wave and geothermal energy

3) End centralized mayoral control, of the public schools

4) End public subsidies for charter schools and their co-location in public schools

5) Require that mayoral appointees to the Rent Guidelines Board be approved by the NYC Council

6) End the income cap on the Senior and Disabled Citizen Rent Freeze to all seniors and disabled do not pay more than 1/3rd of their income in rent


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

As an independent Green Party candidate, I am not beholden to the established political parties nor to big money interests since Greens refuse to accept campaign funding from corporations and big real estate


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Party Key
  • D = Democratic
  • G = Green
  • R = Republican
  • WF = Working Families