SEP 6, 2013

As engaged members of the New York City progressive community Advomatic is offering a list of candidates for office that we endorse in the NYC Primary Elections which are held on September 10th.

We know that following local political races can be confusing and finding serious journalism about your local candidates is hard work. Heck, even knowing who's running in your district can be hard. You can find out which districts you're in and where to vote here and then visit to see a list of all the races and candidates in them.

As individuals, Advomatic staff have been engaged in local elections for years. Whether or not you agree with our choices, we hope this guide helps you feel more prepaired to vote. Voter turnout in the primary is so low. Your vote can make or break every single race.

City Council District 5 (Upper East Side, Roosevelt Island)
Ben Kallos
Let's get a fellow techie into office! Tech leaders Craig Newmark and the Free Software Foundation's Richard Stallman are supporting Ben. Ben brought some much needed transparency to our state government working with us to put the state legislature's voting records online. That combination of smart government and tech savvy are some of the reasons we support Ben for City Council. He's worked inside and outside government on transparency issues. He's also a progressive through and through. Added bonus: he's a fellow Drupal Developer! He is endorsed by New York Communities for Change, NOW-NYC, Sierra Club, Citizens Union, Citizen Action of NY and the Times