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For more voting information, please refer to NYC Elections
Who’s my Representative: www.mygovnyc.org
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NY Democratic Party Structure
- National Democratic Party
- NY State Democratic Party
- NY County Democratic Party (Manhattan)
- State Committee Members
- District Leaders
- Democratic Clubs (Manhattan)
- County Committee Members (Manhattan)
The Federal branch of government is made up of three branches of government: Legislative branch (Senate and House of Representatives), Judicial branch (Courts) and Executive branch (President).
The following elected US Federal officials represent the district that VID is located in:
The legislative branch focuses on crafting bills and voting them into law.
The US Senate in the federal government is made up of 2 senators from each state, regardless of population. There are 100 senators and they are elected every 6 years.
The House of Representatives in the Federal Government is made up of 435 voting members each of whom represent a congressional district. Apportionment of seats among the 50 states is determined by state populations, and it is updated after each decennial U.S. Census. Each member serves a two-year term.
For more info: https://www.usa.gov/branches-of-government
New York State Democratic Party & Structure – Overview
NY State Party Leadership: Governor Kathy Hochul
Senate Majority Leader - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
NY Assembly Speaker -Assemblymember Carl Heastie
NY State Democratic Party Chair , Jay Jacobs
NY State Representation Structure
The NY State Government is structured like the Federal Government: The Legislative Branch, Judicial Branch and Executive Branch. The NY State legislature consists of the State Senate and the State Assembly.
Governor, Lt. Governor, State Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Legislature (Senate, Assembly), NY State Committee, County Leaders, District Leaders, County Committee Members
For specific office holders, refer to the our Elected Officials page.
The following State Senators represent the district that VID is located in.
- NY State Senator, Brian Kavanagh, (27th District)
- NY State Senator, Brad Holyman-Sigal (47th District)
The New York State Senate is the upper house of the New York State Legislature. Its members represent New York State and its citizens. Alongside the New York State Assembly, it forms the legislative branch of the New York state government and works alongside the governor of New York to create laws and establish a state budget.
- There are 63 seats in the State Senate. State Senators serve two-year terms without term limits.
- Senate Majority Leader - State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins
The following NY State Assemblyperson represents the district VID is located in.
- NY Assemblymember Deborah Glick (66th District)
The New York State Assembly is the lower chamber of the New York State Legislature. Alongside the New York State Senate, it forms the legislative branch of the New York state government and works alongside the governor of New York to create laws and establish a state budget. Legislative authority and responsibilities of the New York State Assembly include passing bills on public policy matters, setting levels for state spending, raising and lowering taxes, and voting to uphold or override gubernatorial vetoes.
- There are 150 seats in the Assembly. Assembly members serve two-year terms without term limits.
- Speaker of the Assembly - Assemblymember Carl E. Heastie.
Your representation in the Democratic Party happens at the Assembly District (AD) level. Manhattan is divided into 12 Assembly Districts. Every Assembly District has between one and four “Parts”, labeled A through D. Find your Assembly District number here . Find out who your NY Assemblymember is here.
NY State Committee – is an elected body that represents all of the NY State counties and works with the NY State Party Democratic Chair:
- NY State Democratic Committee Chair, Jay Jacobs
- NY State Committee Members who represent the VID area:
NEW YORK CITY
NYC Democratic Party & Structure:
Please note: Each of NYC’s 5 boroughs has its own County leadership and infrastructure. Countywide (Manhattan) officials represent all of Manhattan.
- NYC Mayor – elected every 4 years - citywide
- City Council – there are 51 members who are elected every 4 years. Look up your City Council member here.
- NYC Council Speaker Adrienne E. Adams
- City Comptroller Brad Lander - Countywide
- Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine -countywide
- Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg – countywide
- Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams – countywide
- Manhattan Democratic County Party, Keith Wright Party Leader -countywide
- District Leaders
- Find my democratic club
- County Committee Members
Elected City Officials (non-countywide) who represent the VID area:
- NYC Councilmember, District 3 Erik Botcher represents the district VID is located in.
- Councilmember (District 2) Carlina Rivera
- NY State Committee Members Rachel Lavine & Ben Yee
- District Leaders Jen Hoppe & Arthur Schwartz
- County Committee Members
DISTRICT LEADERS & COUNTY COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Assembly and Election Districts
Assemblymember Deborah Glick represents the VID area.
VID is located in the 66th AD. Click here for a map of the AD.
Your representation in the Democratic Party happens at the Assembly District (AD) “Part” level. Manhattan is divided into 12 Assembly Districts. Every Assembly District has between one and four parts, labeled A through D.
- Additionally, every AD is composed of Election Districts (ED). These are generally about one to three blocks large. There are 74 EDs in Manhattan County. Click here for a map of EDs in the 66th AD.
- Each ED has between 2-4 elected County Committee members who represent you to the (Manhattan) County Party governing committee
- Each AD Part has two elected District Leaders who represent you to the (Manhattan) County Party Executive Committee. The Executive Committee manages the day-to-day operations of the Manhattan Democratic Party and is made up of officers (Chairperson, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, etc.)
- Each District Leader has a Democratic Club which works with them to run people for County Committee and organize all the voters in an AD Part
Look up your Assembly District/Part (AD) and Election District (ED) number here.
District Leaders – elected every 2 years
Each AD “Part” has 2 District Leaders. A “male” and “female” leader with the same responsibilities. Thanks to VID’s efforts, as of 2023, an individual can now run as a “non-binary” District Leader. The District Leaders and the Manhattan County Party Leader, together, make up the Executive Committee of the Manhattan County Committee (the governing board of the county party). There are currently 70 District Leaders in Manhattan. In addition to the District Leaders responsibilities, they also are responsible for choosing the Democratic Party Chair (Manhattan). For more information read What is a District Leader?
The elected District Leaders in the VID assembly district are:
County Committee Members – elected every 2 years
- The Manhattan Democratic Party is the County Party. The Party Leader is Keith L.T. Wright.
- The County Committee is the ground floor, grassroots level of the Democratic Party and members are elected.
- Each Election District (ED) has 2-4 representatives. There are over 2,000 County Committee members in Manhattan. Each member represents approximately between 1-3 blocks of their Election District.
- What does a County Committee member do? No experience necessary!
- Attend one meeting every two years
- Elect party leadership
- Approve Party Rules
- Help fill judicial vacancies
- Choose Democratic nominee in state special elections*
- Vote on resolutions of public concern submitted by members
- Engage with your community
*County Committee members select the Democratic nominee for the general election when a vacancy occurs during a specific time frame as defined by law. For example: in 1992, after Representative Ted Weiss died, Jerrold Nadler was chosen by the County Committee to be the Democratic nominee. He went on to win the general election and has served his district in the US Congress ever since
Running for County Committee is a great way to engage with your local community an offers the opportunity to build stronger ties between your neighborhood and the local Democratic Party.
For more information about running for County Committee click here.
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