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  • NYC Candidate Mel Wymore Blast Trump’s Discrimination

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    At a press conference today, New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore blasted Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. military would ban transgender Americans from service.

     

     

  • Mel Wymore Endorsed by The NYT in 2013

    Monday, August 7, 2017 | New York Times

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


     

  • Mel Wymore Op-Ed on Community Activism

    Sunday, August 6, 2017 | Vice

    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.


     

  • Mel Wymore Op-Ed on Small Businesses

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 | Crain's New York Business

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


     

  • 20 Races to Watch in the 2017 City Election Cycle

    Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Gotham Gazette


    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).


     

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

    Friday, July 28, 2017 | City Limits

    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.


  • Council Candidate Blasts Inaction on Empty Storefronts

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Today, New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore announced the results of a survey of empty storefronts on the Upper West Side. The campaign’s volunteers scoured the 6th Council District to map the spread of vacant commercial spaces, finding over 130 clustered on the neighborhood’s commercial corridors: Broadway, Amsterdam, and Columbus Avenues.


     

  • Mel Wymore Tops Petitioning in NYC District 6

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore today announced that volunteers and supporters gathered over 5,000 signatures during the petitioning phase of the 2017 campaign, more than incumbent Council Member Helen Rosenthal.


     
  • Mel Wymore Raises More from Small Donors than Any Other Council Candidate

    Friday, July 14, 2017

    According to the New York City Campaign Finance Board, New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore is ranked in the top five of “small-dollar contribution leaders”  in the March 12, 2017 – May 11, 2017 filing period. Wymore finishes ahead of his opponent, nearly every other council candidate, and most citywide candidates.


     

  • Mel Wymore Hosts Rally to Support Closing Pizza Restaurant

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    This morning, New York City Council candidate Mel Wymore organized and held a community rally on the behalf of Dimitri Vezyrakis (Jimmy), the owner of Caesar's Palace Pizza on the Upper West Side.