Second Official Democratic Mayoral Primary Debate - June 2 at 7 p.m.


The Campaign Finance Board (CFB) is happy to announce that the second Democratic mayoral primary debate of the 2021 elections will be held on Wednesday, June 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

WABC-TV is co-hosting with The League of Women Voters of NYC, Univision 41 Nueva York, Hispanic Federation, and NAACP NYS Conference.

City law requires sponsors to produce a one-hour debate. ABC will host a two-hour debate to provide sufficient air-time for each of the eight candidates appearing to address the many important issues facing the next mayor. The first hour will be broadcast on ABC 7.1. See the "How to Tune In" section below for details on viewing the extra hour of the debate. 
Candidates Appearing:
  • Eric Adams
  • Shaun Donovan
  • Kathryn Garcia
  • Ray McGuire
  • Dianne Morales
  • Scott Stringer
  • Maya Wiley
  • Andrew Yang
How to Tune In:

TV:  WABC-TV Channel 7.1 (7 pm - 8 pm)

Tune into the full two-hour debate (7 pm - 9 pm) via:

TV: WABC-TV 7.2 (HD over-the-air channel)
        Optimum – 110
        FiOs – 467
        Spectrum – 1240
        Comcast – 790
        RCN - 618

Radio: Bloomberg Radio New York 1130 AM
           WQBU-FM (92.7 FM - Spanish)


TV Simulcast: NYC Life TV  Channel 25.1
                                             Channel 25 on Spectrum, FiOs, RCN, DirecTV, and Dish 
                                             Channel 22 on Altice
                                             Channel 1025 on Comcast

Spanish rebroadcast: Univision 41 Nueva York will rebroadcast the first hour of the debate in Spanish on June 6 from 5 pm to 6 pm. 

Moderator: Bill Ritter, News Anchor, WABC-TV 

Panelists: Dave Evans, Chief Political Correspondent, WABC-TV
                  Yisel Tejada, News Anchor, Univision 41 Nueva York

This debate is available to community media outlets for rebroadcast. Outlets may access the feed via the Switch to record the live event. For more information, please email 

Candidates appearing in this debate have met nonpartisan, objective, and nondiscriminatory criteria in the city's Campaign Finance Act. Seven of the eight candidates participating in this debate have qualified for and received public matching funds totaling $32,373,764. This is the highest number of mayoral candidates to receive payment and the highest amount paid to mayoral candidates in campaign finance program history.

The candidates participating in the matching funds program must participate in this debate if they meet the eligibility thresholds. Ray McGuire, who is not participating in the city's campaign financing program, has been invited to participate after meeting the same eligibility thresholds.