The 8th District of City Council represents neighborhoods in two boroughs, covering East Harlem (El Barrio) in Manhattan as well as Mott Haven, Highbridge, Concourse, Longwood, Randall’s Island and Port Morris in the Bronx. In 2017, Diana Ayala, a Democrat, won the seat following Melissa Mark-Viverito, who was term-limited.
The primary for the District 8 seat is set for June 22, with the general election deciding the fate of the district on Nov. 2.
According to the latest filings from the Campaign Finance Board, two people are on the ballot for City Council’s 8th District primary: incumbent Diana Ayala, and challenger Democrat Tamika Mapp. amNY asked them a few questions to help voters get to know them better: