2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for Mayor

* If there is an asterisk next to a candidate's name, s/he did not submit a profile or record a video.
Dan Fein
Socialist Worker

Party Enrolled In: Independent

Current Occupation: mechanical assembler at electronics plant

Previous Occupation(s): assembler at lighting factory

Education: University of California

Organizational Affiliations: Socialist Workers Party

Prior Public Experience: SWP candidate for New York governor in 2000

1. What is the most important issue in the city you would address if elected?

The Socialist Workers Party candidates are setting an example for workers of the need to break from the Democratic, Republican, and other capitalist parties, and set a course for independent working-class political action.

The most important issue in the city, and the country, is unemployment. The division in the working class between those working and those not can be overcome by the labor movement fighting for a government-funded public works program to put millions to work building affordable housing, child care centers, and other things that workers need


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

For working-class unity. Stop the deportations. For a big raise in the minimum wage. Organize the unorganized into fighting unions.

Free the Cuban 5. Five Cuban revolutionaries jailed in the U.S. since 1998 on trumped-up charges of "conspiracy" for gathering information on activities of Cuban-American counterrevolutionary groups operating on U.S. soil with impunity.

Defend a woman's right to choose abortion. No to Washington's wars. For withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Korea, Guantanamo and elsewhere in the world. Eliminate stop and frisk. I have joined protests demanding prosecution of the killer of Trayvon Martin.


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

I am the mayoral candidate for the only workers party in the election -- the Socialist Workers Party. I walked the picket line and marched with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 during the school bus drivers and matrons strike last winter. I have a decades-long record of participating in union strikes and struggles against attacks by the bosses and their government.


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Party Key
  • AT = Affordable Tmrw
  • CS = Common Sense
  • C = Conservative
  • D = Democratic
  • FE = Flourish
  • F = Freedom
  • G = Green
  • I = Independence
  • JE = Jobs & Education
  • LBT = Libertarian
  • REF = Reform
  • RTH = Rent is 2 Damn High
  • R = Republican
  • SC = School Choice
  • SW = Socialist Worker
  • SF = Students First
  • TWS = Tax Wall Street
  • T2H = Taxes 2 High
  • WV = War Veterans
  • WF = Working Families