2021 Elections: Who’s running for the 9th City Council District seat in Manhattan


City Council District 9 spans  Central Harlem, Morningside Heights, the Upper West Side and East Harlem. Veteran Councilmember Bill Perkins has represented the district since 2017, but will not seek re-election.

Sixteen candidates are currently running: William Allen, Cordell Cleare, Joshua Clennon, Billy Council, Pierre Gooding, Kristin Jordan, Alpheaus Marcus, Ruth McDaniels, Bernadette McNear, Athena Moore, Mario Rosser, Sheba Simpson, Keith Taylor, Demetrius Wilson II, and Malik Wright.