1935 New York City aldermanic election

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1935 New York City aldermanic election

← 1933 November 5, 1935 1937 →

All 65 seats to the New York City Board of Aldermen
33 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Seats before 49 16
Seats won 62 3
Seat change Increase13 Decrease13

Elections were held to fill the 65 seats of the New York City Board of Aldermen on November 5, 1935.[1] They would be the final elections to the Board of Aldermen, which would be abolished in 1937 in favor of the New York City Council, which was elected via borough-wide proportional representation.[2]

Democrats gained 13 seats, recovering from Republican-Fusion advances in 1933 and allowing Republicans only three seats, two in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.[1] Thomas J. Curran of Manhattan was chosen as the minority leader.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2 Boro Fusion Aldermen get severe upset". The Brooklyn Citizen. 97 (108). November 6, 1935. p. 2. Retrieved May 5, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "P.R. in Operation". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 97 (326). November 24, 1937. p. 6. Retrieved May 5, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.