CSEA Political Action
2020 was a record setting election that saw millions of New Yorkers exercise their right to vote despite an ongoing pandemic. Now we enter 2021, a local government election year, which means many elected leaders in our Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages and School Boards will be up for election, and many school budgets will be up for approval.
Are you ready to make a difference?
Are you registered to vote?
You can register by mail or online by visiting the DMV website.
Important Dates in 2021
- March 16th – Village Elections
- May 18th – School Budget and Board Elections
- May 28th – Last day to Register for Primary Elections
- June 22nd – NYS Primary Elections
- October 8th – Last day to Register for Primary Elections
- November 2nd – NYS General Elections
Importance of Local Government
What value does Local Government have for you?
Local Government provides ALL New Yorkers with a quality of life that is often overlooked or even taken for granted.
Most of these services are provided by CSEA members!
|…There are over 120,000 CSEA members working in Local Government providing these essential services.
…But only 1 out of 3 members VOTE in Local Elections
We can do better!
We will update this page throughout 2021 with information related to Local Government Elections, including information on registering to vote, endorsed candidates, and early voting. Come back often!
If you would like to volunteer to help with political campaigns contact your Region’s Political Action Coordinator.
Region 1 – Sue Castle
Region 2 – Matt D’Amico
Region 3 – Chris Ludlow
Region 4 – Bill Gustafson
Region 5 – Josh Schick
Region 6 – Chris Rackl
Click on the Region below to view the complete list of endorsed candidates
Region 1 - Long Island Region
Suffolk County Special Election – May 25th
Endorsed Jim Mazzarella for Suffolk County Legislature
Region 2 - Metropolitan Region
New York City – Primary Election June 22nd
Early Voting available from June 12th – 20th
New York City will be using Rank Choice Voting for the Primary Election.
CSEA has endorsed the following for Primary Election
Eric Adams for Mayor
Erik Bottcher for City Council District 3
Rebecca Lamorte for City Council District 5
Kevin Riley for City Council District 12
Marjorie Velazquez for City Council District 13
Pierina Sanchez for City Council District 14
Selvena Brooks-Powers for City Council District 31
Region 3 - Southern Region
Endorsed Tim Idoni for Westchester County Clerk
Endorsed Christopher Johnson for Westchester County Legislature District 16
City of Yonkers Council
Endorsed Corazon Pineda – District 2
Endorsed Carlos Burgos – District 4
Endorsed Stella Schwuchow – District 6
Endorsed Stephen Bedetti for New Windsor Town Supervisor
Region 5 - Central Region
Region 6 - Western Region
Malik Evans for Mayor of Rochester
Visit his website for more information https://malikevans.org/
Rachel Barnhart for Monroe County Leg. Dist. 21
Mercedes Vasquez-Simmons for Monroe County Leg. Dist. 22
Albert Blankley for Monroe County Leg. Dist. 24
Carolyn Hoffman for Monroe County Leg. Dist. 25
Ricky Frazier for Monroe County Leg. Dist. 28
William Burgess for Monroe County Leg. Dist. 29
Byron Brown for Mayor of Buffalo
Howard Johnson for County Leg. Dist. 1
Bob Mahoney for Hamburg Town Council
Megan Comeford for Hamburg Town Council
Ed Hughes for Hamburg Highway Superintendent
Mike Schraft for Evans Town Council
Christine Starks for Chautauqua County Legislature
Bill Ward for Chautauqua County Legislature
Don Williams for Dunkirk City Council