Annabel Palma

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Annabel Palma
Member of the New York City Council from the 18th District
Assumed office
January 1, 2004
Preceded by Pedro Espada, Jr.
Personal details
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jonathan Palma
Children 1
Alma mater Monroe College (A.A.)
Religion Catholic
Website Official website

Annabel Palma is the Council member for the 18th District of the New York City Council. She is a Democrat. The district includes Castle Hill, Clason Point, Hunts Point, Parkchester, Soundview, West Farms and Westchester Square in The Bronx.

Life and career[edit]

Palma is a lifelong resident of The Bronx and attended public schools in the borough before receiving her Certified Nursing Assistant certification from Bronx Community College. She served as a union representative in 1994 while earning an associate degree in Business Administration from Monroe College.[1]

Palma is a resident of Parkchester where she resides with her husband and her son, Jonathan, who is currently a student at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

New York City Council[edit]

In 2003, Palma was elected after defeating incumbent Pedro Espada, Jr. handily in a primary. She would win re-election in 2005, 2009 and 2013 easily.

Palma serves on the Committees on Youth Services, General Welfare, Technology, Land Use, Community Development and the Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses, and is a member of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus and Women’s Caucus. She has come under fire for frequent absences from official council duties.[2]

Election history
Location Year Election Results
NYC Council
District 18
2003 Democratic Primary √ Annabel Palma 66.65%
Pedro Espada, Jr. 33.36%
NYC Council
District 18
2003 General √ Annabel Palma (D) 83.93%
Pedro Espada, Jr. (I) 9.91%
Fabian A. Feliciano (R) 4.88%
William Newmark (Conservative) 1.28%
NYC Council
District 18
2005 General √ Annabel Palma (D) 89.07%
Fabian A. Feliciano (R) 10.07%
Albert Lefebvre (Conservative) 0.86%
NYC Council
District 18
2009 General √ Annabel Palma (D) 87.59%
Leopold L. Paul (R) 7.93%
Walt Nestler (Green) 3.29%
Arqui Sanders (Conservative) 1.17%
NYC Council
District 18
2013 Democratic Primary √ Annabel Palma 70.70%
William R. Moore 29.30%
NYC Council
District 18
2013 General √ Annabel Palma (D) 89.34%
Lamont Paul (R) 3.43%
William R. Moore (Jobs & Education) 3.35%
Walt Nestler (Green) 1.96%
Eduardo Ramirez (Conservative) 1.85%


  1. ^ "About Annabel". Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Two NYC councilmen with legal troubles have worst attendance records on City Council". New York Daily News. 2015-07-28. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pedro Espada, Jr.
New York City Council, 18th District