Democrats Expected to Sweep City Elections

October 25, 2021

New York City voters will go to the polls on November 2 (early voting begins on October 23) to elect the Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, borough presidents, the entire City Council, and more. In the mayoral race between Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams (D) and Guardian Angels founder and talk show host Curtis Sliwa (R), Adams is the heavy favorite. The winner will take office on January 1, 2022.

Every City Council seat will be up for election, with more than two-thirds as open races because of term limits. Many progressive and left-leaning candidates are expected to perform well across the City. The few incumbent Council members running for reelection are generally expected to win—many of them are also running to replace Corey Johnson (D-Manhattan), who is term-limited, as Speaker. A full vote by the new City Council in January will decide the Speaker.

Voters likely will elect a left-leaning City Council and a moderate Mayor, which would create a new dynamic in City politics. GNYHA will meet with new members of the City Council and the next mayoral administration to detail the state and priorities of New York City’s hospitals.