News Clips

  • Mel Wymore Endorsed by The NYT in 2013

    August 07, 2017

    "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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  • Mel Wymore Op-Ed on Community Activism

    August 06, 2017

    This is an opinion piece by Mel Wymore, New York's first transgender candidate for public office, running as a Democrat for New York City Council in the Upper West Side of Manhattan.


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  • Mel Wymore Op-Ed on Small Businesses

    August 05, 2017

    Mel Wymore, an engineer and former small business owner, is a candidate for the City Council from Manhattan’s Upper West Side.


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  • 20 Races to Watch in the 2017 City Election Cycle

    August 01, 2017

    The 2017 city elections are quickly approaching, with party primaries to be held September 12, followed by the general election on November 7. The offices up for election are the three citywide posts of mayor, comptroller, and public advocate; the five borough president positions; all 51 City Council seats; and two district attorneys (Manhattan and Brooklyn).


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  • Anger Over Development, School Rezoning Fuels West Side Council Clash

    July 28, 2017

    Anger over real-estate development and school desegregation on the Upper West Side are fueling what appears to be one of the stiffest challenges faced by a sitting City Councilmember in 2017.

    In district 6 incumbent Helen Rosenthal is in a rematch with Mel Wymore, a systems engineer and former community board chair, her chief rival in a crowded Democratic primary in 2013. Wymore snared the New York Times endorsement four years ago, but Rosenthal received about 1,300 more votes out of 29,000 cast o win with roughly 27 percent.

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  • Terrific Transgender Candidates

    June 20, 2017

    These diverse candidates deserve the support of all who wish to make positive change for all Americans.

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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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  • ‘Game On’: Transgender Political Hopeful Reinvigorated by Trump

    March 21, 2017

    Mel Wymore, a Democratic candidate for New York City Council, told NBC Out his political aspirations have been reinvigorated by the election of President Donald Trump, and he believes it’s time for his party to rethink its resistance to conservatives.


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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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  • 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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