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    March 22, 2017

    New York City’s primaries won’t be held until September, but a number of candidates are already gearing up for Election Day. Here’s a rundown of the most notable New York City Council districts that could be competitive this fall, including seats that will be vacated due to term limits, others where the incumbent is already facing a challenge, and still others where big-name challengers could jump in.



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  • Mel Wymore motivated by Trump to run again for City Council in hopes of becoming first transgender member

    March 16, 2017

    “I’m running because Trump won and that was a big wakeup call for us. And for me that means we have to do better,” Wymore said. “And I wouldn’t run if I didn’t think we could do better here on the Upper West Side.”



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  • NY Times; For City Council

    August 30, 2013

    "The leader in this field is Mel Wymore, who in recent years has headed the local community board and the West Side Y." - 2013

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  • City Council District 6 - Democratic Primary

    August 30, 2013

    "Within District 6, Wymore prioritizes providing more affordable housing to bridge inequality, pushing for greener living, and enriching community gains from limited development. The candidate exhibits a thorough understanding of the City Council, the land use process, and Citizens Union’s reform agenda."

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  • Amsterdam News endorsements: Part 2

    August 08, 2013

    "He (Mel Wymore) understands the needs and challenges of families and has worked hard to provide for underserved groups who are very often overlooked. In his words, he can work with anyone. He has the record to prove it. "

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  • New York Times Profile

    March 22, 2013

    Mel Wymore, a City Council candidate who was born female, at lunch with his children, Riley Paul, left, 18, and Rowyn Paul, 15.

    Zoning. School overcrowding. The design of New York’s transportation system.

    These are just a few of the subjects that Mel Wymore, a candidate for City Council on the Upper West Side, brought up in an interview before addressing the elephant in the room: that, if elected, he would be the first transgender member of the Council.

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  • Mel Wymore chooses People over Politics

    November 05, 2012

    “When I was a kid I was a beekeeper.

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