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Proclamation of Election for April 28, 2020

Proclamation of Election for April 28, 2020

As a result of the resignation of Rafae] L. Espinal Jr. from the City Council effective January 28, 2020, a vacancy has been created in the seat he has held as a Council Member for the thirty-seventh Council district. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 25(b)(l) and 25(b)(6) of the New York City Charter, and in order to facilitate maximum voter participation, I hereby proclaim that a special election shall be held in the thirty-seventh Council district on April 28, 2020, to elect a Council Member to serve until December 31, 2020. Pursuant to Section 25{b)(7) of the Charter, nomination of candidates in this election shall be by independent nominating petition. Subsequent to such election, pursuant to Section 25(b)(2) of the Charter, the seat for such district shall be filled for the remainder of Council Member Rafael L. Espinal Jr.'s unexpired term by the person duly elected at the general election to be held in November 2020.