The Herald conducted an informal poll of Mott Haven residents who said they had no plans on voting in the 8th City Council District Democratic primary. Although the primary winner Diana Ayala won, dark horse candidate Tamika Mapp finished a close second, drawing interest for her proposal to raise the minimum wage to $20 per hour and to prioritize NYCHA repairs over subsidizing new construction.
A photo finish in the Sept. 12 Democratic primary for City Council left Mott Haven and Port Morris unsure who will be running in the general election this November.
When there’s a knock on the door and Mott Haven residents open it to see Tamika Mapp, the last thing they could imagine is that the woman in front of them is running for elected office. That’s exactly how the City Council candidate wants it.