Mayoral Debate for NYC General Election — Tuesday, October 10


The Campaign Finance Board (CFB) is pleased to announce that the first mayoral debate for the 2017 General Election will be held on Tuesday, October 10th starting at 7 p.m.

  • Bill de Blasio
  • Nicole Malliotakis
  • Bo Dietl

Candidates listed have qualified to participate in the first general election mayoral debate as of the campaign finance disclosure deadline on September 22nd and have been invited by the sponsors. Candidates have until the October 6th disclosure deadline to qualify to participate in this debate. Candidates who participate in the matching funds program and meet the nonpartisan, objective, and nondiscriminatory criteria set by the CFB and its debate sponsors must participate in the debates. Candidates who are not participating in the matching funds program may be invited to participate in the debate if they meet the same criteria. For a summary of the debate law, criteria for qualifying to debate, and other information about the debates, please visit the CFB website.

When: Tuesday, October 10th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m..

Where: Symphony Space
             2537 Broadway
             New York, NY 10025

Moderator: Errol Louis, NY1 News

Panelists: Grace Rauh, NY1 News
                  Juan Manuel Benitez, NY1 Noticias
                  Gloria Pazmino, Politico New York
                  Brian Lehrer, WNYC

Broadcasters: NY1/NY1 Noticias (TV)
                         WNYC (Radio)
Sponsors: NY1 News, NY1 Noticias, WNYC, Politico New York, Citizens Union, Civic Hall, Intelligence Squared US, Latino Leadership Institute

For press access, please RSVP by emailing

The New York City Campaign Finance Board has administered the Debate Program in every citywide election since 1997. Individual debates are sponsored by outside media and civic groups. The debates are a core component of NYC Votes, the nonpartisan voter engagement initiative of the CFB and its Voter Assistance Advisory Committee. In addition to the Debate Program, NYC Votes produces the citywide Voter Guide and promotes voter registration, participation, and civic engagement in New York City through its many programs and partnerships.