Voting in the Primary Election

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Date: 9-16-2013
Mandatory Assignment
On September 10, 2013 New York City went to the polls to choose the Democratic and Republican nominees for mayor, comptroller and other local races. I am apart of local Union 3 and politics play a big role in our union’s future. A lot of people vote because it’s a trend, some vote because they were told to and others vote because they understand what’s at stake. For me, I decided that I have to vote because I know what’s at stake and to help my local union.
Before I went to my Polling place I went straight to my computer to see who the nominees were and what their agenda are for the next four years. After I did that bit of research, I picked the candidates I was interested in and did a little background check on them. The elected position that I was most interested in was the cities comptroller. The Comptroller’s Labor Law 220 schedules is responsible for prevailing wage rates for construction, replacement, maintenance or repair work on New York City public works projects are contained in.
The race for NYC Comptroller was between Elliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer. At first glance I was in favor of Mr. Spitzer, because I knew a little bit of his past, but after some research I choose Mr. Stringer. Mr. Stringer was and still supported by the unions throughout his campaign. He was also the Borough president of Manhattan. Choosing him was very easy because his prior job duties were to be an advocate of his borough at the mayoral agencies, the city council, the New York State government, public corporations and private businesses. This is the type of candidate we would need for the city Comptroller’s office.
I walked to the Polling location one block away from my house, and I also took my eleven year old daughter with me, so she could experience the…...

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