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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

RIOC Board Nominee And RIRA Common Council Final Election Reports From Roosevelt Island Residents Association Elections Commitee - RIRA Common Council Meeting Tonight 8 PM Good Shepherd Community Center

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 Reported last night on the results of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board Nominees and Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council elections. RIRA's Election Committee provides the following reports on the RIOC election:

The election for three RIOC Board Member seats took place at three poll sites on Roosevelt Island—455 Main Street, 888 Main Street and PS/IS 217—from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM on November 6, 2012. A total of 1,834 ballots were cast.

The three RIOC Board seats in question are (name of incumbent and expiration date of RIOC Board appointment):
- Kathie Grimm June 10, 2013
- Michael Shinozaki June 10, 2013
- Margie Smith July 1, 2013 (seat is a mayoral recommendation)

The results of the election for the three RIOC Board seats are as follows:
Margie Smith        1,252    1st
Larry Parnes            992    2nd
Lydia Tang              984    3rd
Michael Shinozaki  794    4th

Letters describing the RIOC election results were sent today by RIRA outgoing President Matthew Katz to Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg and copied to the relevant State and City officials and elected representatives.

Respectfully submitted,

Ann Biddlecom and Mark Lyon Co‐Chairs,
RIRA Elections Committee
7 November 2012
and RIRA Common Council election.
2012 Rira Election Summary

The new RIRA Common Council is scheduled to meet 8 PM tonight at the Good Shepherd Community Center.