As New York City prepares for one of its largest election cycles in recent memory, there is one city council race that will directly impact the west Bronx’s District 16, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Claremont Village, Concourse, Concourse Village, Crotona Park, Highbridge, Longwood, Melrose, Morris Heights, Morrisania, Mount Eden and University Heights. Incumbent Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson is term limited and is running for Borough President. There are six candidates in the June 22 primary. They are: Ahmadou T. Diallo, Abdourahamane Diallo, Yves Fillius, Uniqua Smith, Althea Stevens and Eric Stevenson.
Candidates Eric Stevenson and Uniqua Smith did not respond to the Bronx Times questionnaire prior to publication.