Public Advocate candidates down to 17

It’s Down to 17 Candidates for the Special Election for Public Advocate
By Robert Press

It began with twenty-three people handing in petitions to run for the vacant NYC Public Advocate Special Election called for February 26, 2019. Through various Board of Elections decisions and court verdicts the field has narrowed down to the seventeen candidates listed below. They are in order as they will appear on your ballot with their own non-partisan line. Their present occupation is listed, but will not be on your ballot.

Amanda Septimo stands with her supporter ex-city council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Twitter

1) Melissa Mark-Viverito (Fix the MTA), Former speaker of the New York City Council.
2) Michael Blake (For The People), NY State Assembly member from the Bronx.
3) Dawn Smalls (No More Delays), Attorney and former Obama Administration official.
4) Eric Ulrich (Common Sense), New York City Council member from Queens.
5) Daniel O’Donnell (Equality For All), NY State Assembly member from Manhattan.
6) Latrice Walker (People For Walker), NY State Assembly member from Brooklyn.
7) Rafael Espinal (Livable City), New York City Council member from Brooklyn.
8) Jumaane Williams (The People’s Voice), New York City Council member from Brooklyn.
9) Ron Kim (People Over Corporations), NY State Assembly member from Queens.
10) Ydanis Rodriguez (UNITED FOR IMMIGRANTS), New York City Council member from Manhattan.
11) Benjamin Yee (COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT), Entrepreneur.
12) Manny Alicandro (Better Leadership), Attorney.
13) David Eisenbach (Stop REBNY), History Professor at Columbia University.
14) Nomiki Konst (Pay People More), Journalist.
15) Jared Rich (Jared Rich For NYC), Attorney.
16) Anthony Herbert (Housing Residents First), Community Activist.
17) Helal Sheikh (Friends Of Helal), Former City Council candidate.

Bob Press will have more on the Public Advocate Special Election in upcoming articles, including who are the favorites, which candidate(s) to look for, and any long shots not to sleep on.

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