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Who and what is on the ballot on Nov. 5

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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:30 am

When voters go to the polls on Tuesday, those who aren’t political junkies may be surprised at some of the names on the ballot and propositions they’ll be making decisions on. Think the mayor’s race is between Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota? Sure it is, along with 13 other people. Ready to make a choice on a parcel of land in the Adirondack Mountains? You’ll be asked to. Here’s a comprehensive guide to what Queens voters will see on the ballot, according to the city Campaign Finance Board.

For Mayor of New York City

Bill de Blasio [ D, WF ]

Joseph J. Lhota [ R, C, SF, T2H ]

Adolfo Carri—n Jr. [ I ]

Anthony Gronowicz [ G ]

Randy Credico [ TWS ]

Michael J. Dilger [ FE ]

Dan Fein [ SW ]

Michael Greys [ F ]

Jack D. Hidary [ CS, JE ]

Jimmy (rent is too damn high) McMillan [ RTH ]

Joseph G. Melaragno [ AT ]

Carl Person [ REF ]

Erick Salgado [ SC ]

Michael Sanchez [ LBT ]

Sam Sloan [ WV ]

For City Comptroller

Scott M. Stringer [ D, WF ]

John Burnett [ R, C, SC ]

Julia Willebrand [ G ]

Richard Bozulich [ WV ]

Hesham El-Meligy [ LBT ]

John Studer [ SW ]

For Public Advocate

Letitia James [ D, WF ]

Robert P. Maresca [ C ]

James Lane [ G ]

Irene E. Estrada Rukaj [ WV ]

Mollena G. Fabricant [ SF ]

Deborah Liatos [ SW ]

Michael K. Lloyd [ F ]

Alex Merced [ LBT ]

For Queens Borough President

Melinda Katz [ D, WF ]

Aurelio Antonio Arcabascio [ R ]

Everly D. Brown [ JE ]

For City Council

District 19

Paul A. Vallone [ D, I ]

Dennis Saffran [ R, C, REF ]

District 20

Peter A. Koo [ D, C ]

Evergreen C. Chou [ G ]

Martha Flores-Vazquez [ JE ]

Sunny Hahn [ REF ]

District 21

Julissa Ferreras [ D ]

District 22

Costa Constantinides [ D, WF ]

Daniel P. Peterson [ R ]

Danielle M. De Stefano [ C, I ]

Lynne Serpe [ G ]

Jerry Kann [ P ]

District 23

Mark S. Weprin [ D ]

Joseph R. Concannon [ REF ]

District 24

Rory I. Lancman [ D, WF ]

Alexander Blishteyn [ R, C ]

Mujib Rahman [ FV ]

District 25

Daniel Dromm [ D, WF ]

District 26

James Van Bramer [ D, WF ]

District 27

I. Daneek Miller [ D, WF ]

Sondra H. Peeden [ I ]

District 28

Ruben Wills [ D ]

Mireille P. Leroy [ U ]

District 29

Karen Koslowitz [ D, WF ]

Jon Torodash [ CV ]

District 30

Elizabeth S. Crowley [ D, WF ]

Craig N. Caruana [ R, C ]

District 31

Donovan Richards [ D ]

Scherie S. Murray [ R ]

Ricardo A. Brown [ JE ]

District 32

Lew M. Simon [ D ]

Eric A. Ulrich [ R, C, I ]

District 34

Antonio Reynoso [ D, WF ]

Gladys Santiago [ SC ]

Party Key

AT = Affordable Tmrw

CS = Common Sense

CV = Civic Virtue

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

U = Unity

WV = War Veterans

WF = Working Families

Ballot propositions

Proposal 1: Authorizing Casino Gaming

The proposed amendment to section 9 of article 1 of the Constitution would allow the Legislature to authorize up to seven casinos in New York State for the legislated purposes of promoting job growth, increasing aid to schools, and permitting local governments to lower property taxes through revenues generated. Shall the amendment be approved?

Proposal 2: Additional Civil Service Credit for Veterans with Disabilities Certified Post-Appointment

The proposed amendment to section 6 of article 5 of the Constitution would entitle a veteran who has received civil service credit for a civil service appointment or promotion and subsequently is certified as disabled to additional civil service credit at a subsequent appointment or promotion. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

Proposal 3: Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities

The proposed amendment to Article 8, section 5 of the Constitution would extend for ten years, until January 1, 2024, the authority of counties, cities, towns, and villages to exclude from their constitutional debt limits indebtedness contracted for the construction or reconstruction of sewage facilities. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

Proposal 4: Settling Disputed Title in the Forest Preserve

The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to settle longstanding disputes between the State and private entities over ownership of certain parcels of land in the town of Long Lake, Hamilton County. In exchange for giving up its claim to disputed parcels, the State would get land to be incorporated into the forest preserve that would benefit the forest preserve more than the disputed parcels currently do. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

Proposal 5: In Relation to a Land Exchange in the State Forest Preserve with NYCO Minerals, Inc.

The proposed amendment to section 1 of article 14 of the Constitution would authorize the Legislature to convey forest preserve land located in the town of Lewis, Essex County, to NYCO Minerals, a private company that plans on expanding an existing mine that adjoins the forest preserve land. In exchange, NYCO Minerals would give the State at least the same amount of land of at least the same value, with a minimum assessed value of $1 million, to be added to the forest preserve. When NYCO Minerals finishes mining, it would restore the condition of the land and return it to the forest preserve. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

Proposal 6: Increasing Age until which Certain State Judges Can Serve

The proposed amendment to the Constitution, amending sections 2 and 25 of article 6, would increase the maximum age until which certain state judges may serve as follows: (a) a Justice of the Supreme Court would be eligible for five additional two-year terms after the present retirement age of 70, instead of the three such terms currently authorized; and (b) a Judge of the Court of Appeals who reaches the age of 70 while in office would be permitted to remain in service on the Court for up to 10 years beyond the present retirement age of 70 in order to complete the term to which that Judge was appointed. Shall the proposed amendment be approved?

Welcome to the discussion.