Guide: City Council District 3, Manhattan

District 3 stretches from Canal to 55th Street and includes the neighborhoods of Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, as well as parts of the Flatiron District and Murray Hill.

Map of the district

Christine Quinn
BIO: Quinn is speaker of the City Council. She’s the first woman and first openly gay member serving in that position since 2006. Quinn was elected in the 3rd District in 1999 and is now running for her third term, after supporting Mayor Bloomberg’s repeal of the term limits law.
MONEY RAISED: $171,873 & is not accepting any matching funds.
ENDORSED BY: Quinn has received a wide range of endorsements including Working Families Party, Empire State Pride Agenda, Planned Parenthood of NYC Action Fund, 24 different labor unions – including 1199 SEIU, The Villager Newspaper & the Gay City News

Yetta Kurland
BIO: Kurland is a civil rights attorney and tenant activist. She lives in Chelsea with her partner Elizabeth.
MONEY RAISED: Private Funds: $88,883 Public Funds: $84,122
ENDORSED BY: New York League of Humane Voters, The New York Community Council, Democracy for New York City and the Downtown Independent Democrats

Maria Passannante-Derr
BIO: Passannante-Derr is a lawyer and member of Community Board 2. She served as chair (of Community Board 2) for two terms. Her Uncle Bill Passannante represented Greenwich Village/ Chelsea in the NYS Assembly for 36 years. She still lives on the same West Village Street she grew up on.
MONEY RAISED: Private Funds: $88,833 Public Funds: $84,122
ENDORSED BY: Chelsea Midtown Democrats, Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Village Reform Democratic Club