Population 2010

468,730

Population 2020

495,747

Registered Voters

216,767

Republicans

123,320

Democrat

90,997

Minor Party

2,450

No Party

Municipalities

Cities Population
Annadale61,114
Arden Heights19,770
Arlington 4,296.
Arrochar11,891
Bay Terrace8,325
Bloomfield1,321
Bulls Head18,198
Castleton Corners16,055

Superintendent of Schools

Treasurer / Tax Collector

County Commission

School Board

District2Charlie Hannah
District 7Charlie Walker, Jr., Vice President 
District 1Shawnda Griffin
District 3Walter H. Eubanks
District 4Wayne Frazier, Ed.D
District 5 Patsy Scott
District 6A.K. Hasan
District 8Jimmy Atkins
District 9 At Large Venus Cain
District 10 At Large Helen Minchew

Brief Political History

Since New York City's consolidation in 1898, Staten Island has been governed by the New York City Charter that provides for a "strong" mayor-council system. The centralized New York City government is responsible for public education, correctional institutions, libraries, public safety, recreational facilities, sanitation, water supply, and welfare services on Staten Island.

The office of Borough president was created in the consolidation of 1898 to balance centralization with local authority. Each borough president had a powerful administrative role derived from having a vote on the New York City Board of Estimate, which was responsible for creating and approving the city's budget and proposals for land use.

The Office of Borough President became one focal point for opinions over the Vietnam War when former intelligence agent and peace activist Ed Murphy ran for office in 1973, sponsored by the Staten Island Democratic Association. Murphy's combat veteran status deflected traditional right-wing attacks on liberals, and the campaign facilitated the emergence of more liberal politics on Staten Island. In Board of Estimate of City of New York v. Morris (1989), the Supreme Court of the United States declared the Board of Estimate unconstitutional on the grounds that Brooklyn, the most populous borough, had no greater effective representation on the board than Staten Island, the least populous borough, a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause pursuant to the high court's 1964 "one man, one vote" decision.

Borough Hall in St. George, Staten Island.
Since 1990 the Borough president has acted as an advocate for the borough at the mayoral agencies, the City Council, the New York state government, and corporations. Staten Island's Borough President is Vito Fossella, a Republican who was elected in November 2021. Fossella is the only Republican borough president in New York City.

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