The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club has endorsed Eric Dinowitz for New York City Council, District 11. The Democratic Primary Election will be held on June 22, 2021.

Eric Dinowitz is a husband, father, public-school special education teacher, and community activist. Eric found value in helping people and his community at a young age and made a career out of it. As a public-school special education teacher at JFK and Walton Campuses, UFT Chapter Leader, and Democratic District Leader, Eric has spent his entire career fighting to make our community and the lives of people in it better.

In the city council, Eric will make your voice heard to have an equitable recovery from the COVID crisis. He will advocate for policies that safely get our kids back to school and focus on our children and community, not high-stakes test scores; stand with unions, advocate for policies that uplift our small businesses, and support our working families; protect our seniors with policies that allow them to age in place and stay independent; ensure that disabled New Yorkers have equal access to our city.

Whether it be in the classroom, securing accessible transit, speaking out when the MTA wanted to cut bus service, or standing up for seniors, Eric has been there for us, and will make our voices heard in City Hall. 


Learn more at www.dinowitzforcouncil.com or by contacting EricDinowitzForCouncil@gmail.com.

2020 Democratic Primary Endorsements are as follows:

The Ben Franklin Club has endorsed the following candidates for contested positions:

Congressman Eliot Engel

Congressman Adriano Espaillat

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

Senator Jamaal Bailey

Senator Alessandra Biaggi

Senator Gustavo Rivera

District Leader Randi Martos

District Leader Eric Dinowitz

State Committeewomen Helen Morik

Bill Weitz, our State Committeeman is not opposed and will therefore not appear on the ballot.


If you have questions on these candidates or voting in general, please see below.

How to apply and vote absentee for the upcoming June 23 Primary Election

-You will receive an absentee ballot application in the mail - use blue or black ink when filling out the form

-You can also apply online at https://nycabsentee.com/absentee if you do not want to wait for the paper application in the mail

-When requesting your ballot, select temporary illness as the reason

-Submit/mail your absentee ballot application (those of you who wait for the mail will receive paid postage to send your application in.

Other common questions:

I heard the primary election was cancelled. What's going on?

The primary election was not cancelled. Originally, the Board of Elections said that there would be no presidential primary, since all candidates except for Joe Biden dropped out. This however was challenged in court, and you will in fact see all presidential candidates and their delegates on the ballot.

When should I receive my ballot?

The sooner you send your application in the sooner you will receive your ballot, but the Board of Elections says that they will start mailing out ballots the week of Memorial Day.

Why aren't all of the club endorsed candidates on the ballot?

In a primary election, only contested positions appear on the ballot. 

Can I get involved to support my local candidates?

Of course! From the comfort of your own home, you can participate in our virtual phone banks. Click here for more information.

What if I have more questions about the election?

You can email any additional questions you have to our Democratic District Leaders Eric Dinowitz and Randi Martos at 81stad.districtleaders@gmail.com