Nancy Sliwa (formerly Nancy Regula), wife of Republican mayoral candidate and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, is running as a Republican for City Council District 6 on the Upper West Side, Patch reports. She will face off against Democrat Gale Brewer, who was announced the winner of the Democratic primary in June and is expected to be Helen Rosenthal’s replacement.
Sliwa’s name is listed on the New York City Campaign Finance Board as a “non-participant,” which means she has not “chosen to join the Campaign Finance Program by timely certifying.” But as of writing, there’s no campaign website, and press reports about her run are limited. (She was mentioned briefly in an August 15 writeup by silive.com, which notes that she is an attorney by trade).
Nancy, who lives with Curtis and 16 cats in a 320 square foot studio on the Upper West Side, gave Patch a glimpse into her platform, which focuses (at least in part) on issues including animal welfare, homelessness and safety, specifically within the NYC subway system.
Regarding animal welfare, she would focus on “Promoting no kill shelters, organizing outdoor cats into colonies to keep them from being brought to the shelters and euthanized as they keep the number of rodents down.”
Regarding homelessness, Sliwa told Patch that she “[looks] at dropping prices all the time for rentals and [believes] the market forces are working themselves out with supply and demand. There is no reason to consistently be building new units that are economically out of the reach for all but the wealthiest. My candidacy will focus on doing more with less.” Sliwa also called out elected officials, including Helen Rosenthal, for not being transparent or communicating about the relocation of homeless individuals into Upper West Side hotels.
And regarding safety, she states that “Pressure needs to be put on the NYPD to maintain law and order as well as these social outreach organizations such as ThriveNYC getting over a billion dollars to address exactly this issue.”
Nancy currently serves as the “Director of Guardian Angels Animal Protection,” according to her Twitter profile.
We’ve reached out to Sliwa through Instagram and will provide an update if she writes back.
She has as much chance of winning as her husband.