Know Your Vote: Headlines from NYC's Public Advocate Special Election - February 26, 2019

01/23/2019

Below is a timeline of news headlines from the citywide special election for Public Advocate in NYC. We’ll continue adding to the list up until Election Day. Visit voting.nyc for help with voter registration and other voting questions. Check out the official Special Election Voter Guide to learn more about each candidate. See the campaign finance filings for all candidates on our Campaign Finance Summary page.

Last updated on: 2/22/2019 at 5:00 PM

Candidates: Manny Alicandro, Michael Blake, David Eisenbach, Rafael Espinal, Jr., Anthony Herbert, Ronald Kim, Nomiki Konst, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Daniel O’Donnell, Jared Rich, Ydanis Rodriguez, Helal Sheikh, Dawn Smalls, Eric Ulrich, Latrice Walker, Jumaane Williams, and Benjamin Yee

February 22, 2019 – WATCH: 15 Minutes with Each of 14 Public Advocate Candidates (Gotham Gazette)
February 22, 2019
 – Trump pollster donated max amount to left-wing NYC public advocate candidate before dying (New York Daily News)
February 22, 2019
 – The Race for Public Advocate: Ten Candidates Address Street Safety, Transit (Streetsblog NYC)
February 22, 2019
 – Gay Candidate Danny O’Donnell, Brother of Rosie O’Donnell, Will Fight for Equality as Public Advocate (Metrosource)
February 22, 2019 – Co-op City Hosts Public Advocate Candidates (Bronx Times)
February 22, 2019 – Public Advocate Candidates Spar at Debate Ahead of Feb. 26 Election (West Side Rag)
February 21, 2019 – Endorsement: Jumaane Williams for Public Advocate (The New York Times)
February 21, 2019 – Public Advocate Candidate Eric Ulrich Is Courting The Orthodox. Is It Enough To Win? (Forward)
February 21, 2019 – Who’s trending in the NYC public advocate’s race? (City & State NY)
February 21, 2019 – Who is Nomiki Konst? (Politico)
February 21, 2019 – N.Y. Today: The Race for Public Advocate (The New York Times)
February 21, 2019
 – Final Public Advocate Debate Recap (WNYC)
February 21, 2019 – In Final Debate, Public Advocate Candidates Address Amazon, Homeless Shelters, 'Delusional' De Blasio (Gothamist)
February 21, 2019 – Public Advocate candidates answer the tough questions (Amsterdam News)
February 21, 2019
 – Public Advocate Candidates Pan Idea Of De Blasio Running For President (CBS 2 New York)
February 21, 2019 – NYC public advocate election: Everything you need to know (Metro New York)
February 21, 2019 – New York Daily News Endorses Republican For Public Advocate After Amazon HQ2 Disaster (Daily Caller)
February 21, 2019 – The final list of public advocate candidates (Queens Chronicle)
February 21, 2019 – In Second Debate, Public Advocate Candidates Argue Over Amazon, Insult De Blasio & Make Closing Cases (Gotham Gazette)
February 21, 2019 – Fact-checking the second NYC public advocate debate (City & State NY)
February 21, 2019 – Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Jumaane Williams (Gotham Gazette)
February 21, 2019 – Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Ydanis Rodriguez (Gotham Gazette)
February 20, 2019 – Jumaane Williams is outspending all other candidates in NYC public advocate race (New York Daily News)
February 20, 2019 – Brooklyn Lawmaker Takes Heat from Opponents in Second Public Advocate Debate (NY1)
February 20, 2019 – Public advocate candidates agree: De Blasio should not run for president (Politico)
February 20, 2019 – Melissa Mark-Viverito: de Blasio ‘seems to lack focus’ running the city (New York Post)
February 20, 2019 – Public advocate candidates blitz de Blasio and Amazon, draw distinctions (City & State NY)
February 20, 2019 – Endorsement: For a real election: To set the stage for a legitimate contest to be the next public advocate, voters should choose Eric Ulrich (New York Daily News)
February 20, 2019 – NYC Public Advocate Debate: 5 Big Takeaways (Patch)
February 20, 2019 – Second New York City Public Advocate Special Election Debate (NY1)
February 20, 2019 – NYC Has A Very Special Election On Tuesday. Here's What You Need To Know Before The Magic Happens (Gothamist)
February 20, 2019
 – Hunters Point Civic Holds Public Advocate Candidates Forum (Queens Gazette)
February 19, 2019 – Who’s leading in the NYC public advocate race? (City & State NY)
February 19, 2019 – 7 Public Advocate Hopefuls To Battle In 2nd Debate: How To Watch (Patch)
February 19, 2019 – The Obscure, Overcrowded Election That Could Change New York City Politics (New York Magazine)
February 19, 2019 – Can a Republican Win a Citywide Race in N.Y.? Maybe, With Amazon’s Help (The New York Times)
February 19, 2019 – We Asked Public Advocate Candidates: Is NYC Following the Freedom of Information Law? (City Limits)
February 19, 2019
 – 7 Public Advocate Hopefuls To Battle In 2nd Debate: How To Watch (Patch)
February 19, 2019 – Williams earns the Brooklyn Democratic Party's Endorsement (Brooklyn Paper)
February 19, 2019 – Bronxnet Hosts Public Advocate Debate (Bronx Chronicle)
February 19, 2019 – An LGBTQ Voter Guide for NYC Public Advocate Race (Gay City News)
February 19, 2019 – Here’s all 17 candidates running for New York City public advocate in next week’s special election (QNS)
February 19, 2019
 – At Barbershop Bash, Espinal Aims to Make the Cut in Hairy Public Advocate Race (Bedford + Bowery)
February 19, 2019
 – On BPR: Bklyn advocate candidates stump for seat (Brooklyn Paper)
February 19, 2019 – The Strand’s owner pleads with LPC to keep ‘red tape’ away from building (Curbed NY)
February 19, 2019 – Your Guide to the New York City Public Advocate’s Race (Norwood News)
February 18, 2019 – Public Advocate Race: Manhattan Borough President Brewer Endorses Williams (Black Star News)
February 18, 2019 – Amazon HQ2 and NYC: A timeline of the botched deal (Curbed NY)
February 17, 2019 – GOP group slams de Blasio and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in new political ads (New York Post)
February 17, 2019 – Staffer for public advocate hopeful posted lewd, rude tweets, fired after Daily News inquiry (New York Daily News)
February 17, 2019 – 7 Candidates Qualify for Public Advocate Debates; None Are Republican (Shorefront News)
February 17, 2019 – Caribbeat: Irie Jam Radio hold a Public Advocate Candidates Forum (New York Daily News)
February 16, 2019 – 7 Candidates Qualify for Second Public Advocate Special Election Debate (Gotham Gazette)
February 16, 2019 – Seven Candidates Qualify for Second Public Advocate Debate (NY1)
February 16, 2019 – Seven Candidates Qualify for "Leading Contenders" Debate of the 2019 Public Advocate Special Election (NYC Campaign Finance Board)
February 16, 2019 – BronxTalk: Public Advocate Debate February 15th, 2019 (BronxNet)
February 16, 2019 – Candidates File Disclosure Statements with the NYC Campaign Finance Board for 2019 (NYC Campaign Finance Board)
February 15, 2019 – Off The Wall: Trump Emergency Declaration Denounced (Black Star News)
February 15, 2019 – Espinal Takes Lead in Public Advocate Race On Environmental Issues (Kings County Politics)
February 15, 2019 – Advocate Candidates Discuss Community Character Amid Development Boom (Queens Daily Eagle)
February 15, 2019 – Rare Amazon Booster in Advocate Field Laments Loss of ‘Game Changer’ (Queens Daily Eagle)
February 15, 2019 – Public advocate candidates blast mayor’s SHSAT plan (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
February 15, 2019 – Council Bill Would Ban Plastic Straws, Bags, Forks and More (Queens Daily Eagle)
February 15, 2019 – Poll: Who will be NYC’s next public advocate? (City & State NY)
February 14, 2019 – Public Advocate Candidates React to Amazon Abandoning Queens (NY1)
February 14, 2019 – Queens Democrats’ Endorsement Process Angers Several Members (Queens Daily Eagle)
February 14, 2019
 – What Everybody is Saying About the Amazon Pullout (City Limits)
February 14, 2019 – Local Lawmakers, Public Advocate Candidates Sound Off On Amazon Pullout (Queens County Politics)
February 14, 2019 – How Many Voters Will Turn Out for the Public Advocate Special Election? (Gotham Gazette)
February 14, 2019 – Brooklyn Democrats Endorse Jumaane Williams For Public Advocate, But Reform Measures Move Slowly (Gothamist)
February 14, 2019
 – Brooklyn politician’s bill would ban plastic straws, bags, forks and more (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
February 14, 2019 – Melissa Mark-Viverito Points to Her Track Record in Bid for Public Advocate (City Limits)
February 14, 2019 – Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito (Gotham Gazette)
February 13, 2019 – Public Advocate Candidate Jumaane Williams Talks Speeding Tickets, Past Stances (NY1)
February 12, 2019 – Fast facts about NYC's public advocate candidates (City & State NY)
February 12, 2019 – Public Advocate Candidates to Talk Amazon HQ2 in Neighborhood Forum Tonight (LICpost)
February 12, 2019 – PA Race: Jumaane Williams Fuses Activist & Elected Official Experience (Kings County Politics)
February 11, 2019
 – VIDA Endorses Williams Over Blake In Split Decision (Kings County Politics)
February 11, 2019 – Video: Breaking Down the Race for Public Advocate (City Limits)
February 11, 2019 – Who DOESN'T want to be mayor? (City & State NY)
February 11, 2019 – Michael Blake & Alfre Woodard On Marijuana, Amazon NYC, MTA & Future President Run? (Hot 97)
February 11, 2019 – Public education campaign for upcoming elections (Carribean Life)
February 10, 2019 – Rafael Espinal Pushes Creative Legislations at Forum with NYC Public Advocate Candidates (Bushwick Daily)
February 8, 2019 – Public Advocate Race: CUNY Edition (Bklyner)
February 8, 2019 – Candidate Addresses Willets Point Plan at Public Advocate Forum (Queens Daily Eagle)
February 8, 2019 – Public Advocate Hopefuls — Except One — Welcome Toll Hike (Queens Daily Eagle)
February 8, 2019 – PA Race: Jumaane Williams Fuses Activist & Elected Official Experience
February 7, 2019
 – Who’s trending in the NYC public advocate’s race? (City & State NY)
February 7, 2019
 – Fact checking the NYC public advocate debate (City & State NY)
February 7, 2019
 – Debate over SHSAT divides candidates for public advocate during NY1 debate (Chalkbeat)
February 7, 2019
 – At First Public Advocate Debate, One Amazon Supporter and Nine Competing Naysayers (WNYC)
February 7, 2019
 – In First Debate, Public Advocate Candidates Take on De Blasio, Amazon & Each Other (Gotham Gazette)
February 7, 2019
 – Meet the NYC public advocate candidates (AM New York)
February 7, 2019 – Public Advocate candidate didn’t tell ethics commission about his luxury condos or upstate house (Real Deal)
February 7, 2019 – It’s Down to 17 Candidates for the Special Election for Public Advocate (Bronx Chronicle)
February 7, 2019 – PA Race: There’s only One Michael Blake, And He’s From The Bronx (Kings County Politics)
February 6, 2019 – First New York City Public Advocate Special Election Debate (NY1)
February 6, 2019 – Public Advocate candidates blast Amazon deal in debate (New York Post)
February 6, 2019 – 10 public advocate candidates spar in first televised debate (Politico)
February 6, 2019 – Jumaane Williams panned over controversial stances on abortion, gay marriage in first public advocate debate (New York Daily News)
February 6, 2019 – Amazon is the new Trump in first official public advocate debate (City & State NY)
February 6, 2019 – City Public Advocate Candidates Debate on NY1 Over Their Records in Office, Response to Amazon (NY1)
February 6, 2019 – Live Blog: First NYC Public Advocate Special Election Debate (NY1)
February 6, 2019 – Public advocate candidate failed to disclose condos and upstate house (Crain's New York)
February 6, 2019
 – City Public Advocate Candidates Debate Tonight (NY1)
February 6, 2019
 – 8 Things to Watch in the First Public Advocate Debate (Gotham Gazette)
February 6, 2019 – First Time Candidates For Public Advocate Face Ballot Access Minefield, Other Challenges (Gothamist)
February 6, 2019
 – Special Election Voters’ Guide: The Race for Public Advocate (City Limits)
February 6, 2019
 – White Men Hold New York City’s Top Posts. 13 Public Advocate Hopefuls Want to Change That. (The New York Times)
February 6, 2019 
– 2019 Public Advocate Special Election Voter Guide (NYC Veterans Alliance)
February 5, 2019 – 10 Public Advocate Candidates To Debate Wednesday: How To Watch (Patch)
February 5, 2019 – What to watch for in the public advocate debate (City & State NY)
February 5, 2019 – Danny O’Donnell falsely claims public advocate endorsements (City & State NY)
February 5, 2019 – Critics say Williams' reproductive health bill is cover for past comments on abortion (Politico)
February 5, 2019 – Growing Number of NYC Public Advocate Candidates Oppose Williams Fracked Gas Pipeline (Common Dreams)
February 5, 2019 – Self-proclaimed progressives stand by Bklyn Advocate hopeful after appearance at anti-gay church (Brooklyn Paper)
February 5, 2019 – Traffic jam on the ballot (West Side Rag)
February 4, 2019 – Public Advocate Candidate Ron Kim Talks Burden of Student Debt (NY1)
February 4, 2019 – 17 Candidates Want to Be NYC’s Public Advocate. Does the Public Care? (CityLab)
February 4, 2019 – Candidates for NYC Public Advocate prepare to debate on Feb. 6 (Metro New York)
February 4, 2019 – Will recreational pot freeze out people of color – again? (City & State NY)
February 4, 2019 – Public advocate hopefuls at Astoria forum talk about how they’ll keep the office relevant (QNS)
February 4, 2019 – Pro-Trump public advocate candidate wants to ‘Make NYC Great Again’ (New York Post)
February 4, 2019
 – Assemblyman Blake worked for Hilltop and its clients before and after publicly rejecting consulting job (Politico)
February 2, 2019 – These quirky public advocate candidates could swing election (New York Post)
February 2, 2019
 – Councilman's former treasurer stayed on campaign despite creepy allegations (New York Daily News)
February 1, 2019 – Public Advocate Candidate Eric Ulrich Sees Potential in Amazon HQ2 (NY1)
February 1, 2019 – Rising star assemblyman Blake says he didn't need 'foreign agent' registration (Times Union)
February 1, 2019 – The endorsements for NYC public advocate candidates (City & State NY)
February 1, 2019
 – Round 1: Three Candidates Will Split $2M In Public Matching Funds In The Public Advocate’s Race (Bklyner)
February 1, 2019
 – Former aide to Clinton and Obama heats up public advocate race (New York Post)
February 1, 2019 – Special election for NYC public advocate (PIX 11)
February 1, 2019 – 
January 31, 2019 – Public Advocate Candidate Nomiki Konst Big on Minimum Wage Boost (NY1)
January 31, 2019 – Election interpreters sought (Queens Chronicle)
January 31, 2019
 – WHO WILL EMERGE?: The race for public advocate—full speed ahead (Amsterdam News)
January 31, 2019
 – In freezing temperatures, public advocate race heats up (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
January 31, 2019
 – Public Advocate race down to seventeen candidates including three from Queens (QNS)
January 31, 2019
 – If three’s a crowd, what do you call 10? (Queens Chronicle)
January 31, 2019
 – Three Candidates Receive Matching Funds In The Public Advocate’s Race (Bklyner
January 31, 2019
 – CFB Issues First Public Funds Payments of the 2019 Public Advocate Special Election (NYC Campaign Finance Board)
January 31, 2019
 – Public advocate candidate used old account to get head start on race (Crain's New York)
January 31, 2019 – Max & Murphy: Benjamin Yee and Jared Rich Offer Distinct ‘Outsider’ Choices for Public Advocate (City Limits)
January 31, 2019
 – Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Jared Rich (Gotham Gazette)
January 31, 2019
 – Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Ben Yee (Gotham Gazette)
January 31, 2019
 – VIDA Public Advocate Debate (Eventbrite)
January 30, 2019 – Why More than a Dozen People Want to be NYC's Next Public Advocate (NY1)
January 30, 2019 – How to watch the public advocate candidates' debate (AM New York)
January 30, 2019 – Public Advocate candidate Viverito urges state's top judge to ban ICE from courthouses (New York Daily News)
January 30, 2019 – Official Ballot For NYC Public Advocate Election Features A Candidate Who Doesn't Want To Be On It (Gothamist)
January 30, 2019 – Ydanis Rodriguez Deepens Ties to Religious Homophobes (Gay City News)
January 30, 2019 – Official Ballot For NYC Public Advocate Election Features A Candidate Who Doesn't Want To Be On It (Gothamist)
January 30, 2019 – Public Advocate Special Election Ballot Finalized with 17 Candidates (Gotham Gazette)
January 30, 2019 – Public advocate candidate Williams takes to the airwaves (City & State NY)
January 30, 2019 – Public Advocate Candidate Nomiki Konst Endorsed by Constantinides, Unveils Environmental Platform in Astoria (Astoria Post)
January 29, 2019 – Jumaane Williams Campaigns at Anti-Gay Church (Gay City News)
January 29, 2019 – Why Daniel O'Donnell is Running for NYC Public Advocate (NY1)
January 29, 2019 – Meet NYC’s Next Public Advocate at Crown Heights Candidates Forum (BK Reader)
January 29, 2019 – 10 Candidates Qualify for the First Official Debate of the 2019 Public Advocate Special Election (NYC Campaign Finance Board)
January 28, 2019 – 10 Candidates Qualify for First TV Debate in Public Advocate Special Election (Gotham Gazette)
January 28, 2019 – Ulrich Hosts Small Business Town Hall on New Sign Rules (Queens Daily Eagle)
January 27, 2019 – NY Pols Vie to Become City's Official 'Loudmouth' (NBC New York)
January 27, 2019 – Public advocate front runner Jumaane Williams voted against curbing cigarette smoking (New York Post)
January 27, 2019 – News Closeup: Candidates for Public Advocate make their case (PIX 11)
January 25, 2019 – What You Need to Know About The NYC Public Advocate's Race, Part 1 (Gothamist)
January 25, 2019 – GMHC Public Advocate Forum focuses on HIV, Opioid Overdoses (Gay City News)
January 25, 2019 – Candidates File Disclosure Statements with the NYC Campaign Finance Board for 2019 (NYC Campaign Finance Board)
January 24, 2019 – Danny O’Donnell Snags Stonewall Public Advocate Endorsement (Gay City News)
January 24, 2019 – Public advocate candidate falsely claims she rejects money from real estate (Crain's New York)
January 24, 2019 – $30 Minimum Wage Proposed By Public Advocate Candidate (Patch)
January 24, 2019 – Public Advocate Special Election Field Narrows Slightly, with Ballot Challenge Decisions Looming (Gotham Gazette)
January 24, 2019 – Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Ron Kim (Gotham Gazette)
January 24, 2019 – Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Nomiki Konst (Gotham Gazette)
January 24, 2019 – Max & Murphy: Nomiki Konst Wants to Change the Role of NYC’s Public Advocate (City Limits)
January 24, 2019 – Everything you need to know about the race for public advocate (AM New York)
January 24, 2019 – A look at the race for public advocate (Queens Chronicle)
January 23, 2019 – Melissa Mark-Viverito Also Misled on Anti-LGBTQ Donations (Gay City News)
January 23, 2019 – Many candidates in next month’s Public Advocate special election will appear at Jackson Heights forum (QNS)
January 23, 2019 – These public advocate candidates have some wacky party affiliations (New York Post)
January 23, 2019 
– He Stole the Show at a Public Advocate Candidate Forum. Only He's Not a Candidate. (NY1)
January 23, 2018 – Crowded Field in Special Election for NYC Public Advocate; 23 Candidates Seek Position (Jewish Voice)
January 22, 2019 
– Meet the Candidate: Nomiki Konst on Why She's Running for Public Advocate (NY1)
January 22, 2019
– More Candidates Drop From Public Advocate’s Race (Bklyner)
January 22, 2019
– Public advocate candidates talk sustainability (Greenpoint Star)
January 22, 2019
– Ahead of Special February Election, 23 Candidates for NYC Public Advocate Vying for Position (Jewish Voice)
January 22, 2019 – Gay Men's Health Crisis Holds Candidates Forum on January 23 (Edge Media Network)
January 22, 2019 – Jumaane Williams Misled LGBTQ Club About Anti-Gay Donations (Gay City News)
January 21, 2019 – Attorneys, Politicians and a Bitcoin Entrepreneur: The 23 People Running for Public Advocate (The New York Times)
January 21, 2019
– Public advocate candidate proposes using stock transfer tax to pay for upgrades at MTA and NYCHA (New York Daily News)
January 20, 2019 – Meet the NYC Council member who wants to bring back sex clubs (New York Post)
January 19, 2019 – Public Advocates Hopefuls Address LGBT Center Crowd (Gay City News)
January 17, 2019 – NY1 to Host 2 Live Debates in Race for Public Advocate (NY1)
January 17, 2019
– Kim wants to save NYC small businesses (Queens Chronicle)
January 17, 2019 – De Blasio issue No.1 in Ulrich campaign (Queens Chronicle)
January 17, 2019
– Public Advocate Hopefuls Offer Nuanced Differences On Transit Issues (City Limits)
January 17, 2019
– Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Dawn Smalls (Gotham Gazette)
January 17, 2019 – Max & Murphy: Smalls Brings White House Experience to Public Advocate Race (City Limits)
January 17, 2019
– Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Danny O'Donnell (Gotham Gazette)
January 17, 2019 – Max & Murphy: O’Donnell Points to Amazon Stance in Bid for Public Advocate (City Limits)
January 17, 2019
– Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Michael Blake (Gotham Gazette)
January 17, 2019 – Max & Murphy: Bronx’s Blake Says NYC Needs a ‘Coalition Builder’ for Public Advocate (City Limits)
January 17, 2019
– In First Mailer of Public Advocate Race, Kim Targets Amazon, and Prominent Opponents (Gotham Gazette)
January 17, 2019 – Greek-American Nomiki Konst Earns over 1500 Contributions from Working People (National Herald)
January 16, 2019 – These 3 city politicians raised more than $200K in public advocate race (New York Post)
January 16, 2019
– Public advocate candidates inflate fundraising prowess on the backs of city taxpayers (New York Daily News)
January 16, 2019
– What’s In A Name? Party Name Changes For Some Public Advocate Candidates (Bklyner)
January 16, 2019 – NYC's Most Sexist Workplaces Should Be On List Of Shame, Pol Says (Patch)
January 16, 2019 – Gov Is A 'Devil' And Mayor 'Criminal': Public Advocate Hopefuls (Patch)
January 15, 2019 – Candidates File Disclosure Statements with the NYC Campaign Finance Board for 2019 & 2021 Elections (NYC Campaign Finance Board)
January 15, 2019 – Mark-Viverito proposes 'Worst Workplaces for Women Watchlist' (New York Daily News)
January 15, 2019
– Public advocate candidates inflate fundraising prowess on the backs of city taxpayers (New York Daily News)
January 15, 2019
– 23 Candidates Submit Petitions to Get on February 26 Public Advocate Ballot (Gotham Gazette)
January 15, 2019 – More than 20 candidates running in public advocate special election (AM New York)
January 14, 2019 – Meet Ben Yee, 34-Year-Old New York City Public Advocate Candidate (Millennial Politics)
January 14, 2019 – GMHC and The New School to Host NYC Public Advocate Forum (GMHC)
January 14, 2019
– Public Advocate’s Race: Who’s Endorsing Whom? (Bklyner)
January 13, 2019 – The endorsements for NYC public advocate candidates (City & State NY)
January 13, 2019 – Jumaane Williams has been too busy to attend Council meetings (New York Post)
January 11, 2019 – Special election for NYC public advocate approaches (PIX 11)
January 10, 2019 – Max & Murphy Podcast: Public Advocate Candidate Eric Ulrich (Gotham Gazette)
January 10, 2019 – Max & Murphy: Council Republican Takes a Shot in Non-Partisan Race for Public Advocate (City Limits)
January 10, 2019 – V.I.D. backs local favorite Ben Yee for public advocate (The Villager)
January 10, 2019 – A Rockaway Obstacle For Mark-Viverito (Rockaway Wave)
January 8, 2019 – Here’s a look at public advocate race by the numbers (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
January 8, 2019 – Everything you need to know about NYC’s public advocate special election (Curbed NY)
January 8, 2019 – Nine Candidates So Far On The Ballot For Public Advocate (Bklyner)
January 8, 2019 – Meet the Candidates: Rafael Espinal on Running for Public Advocate (NY1)
January 8, 2019 – Fundraiser Party for Rafael Espinal's Campaign for NYC Public Advocate at Town Stages (Broadway World)
January 7, 2019 – EVENTS – Our “Meet The Candidates For Public Advocate” Series Starts Today! (Bklyner)
January 7, 2019 – Chaotic First Week For the Public Advocate’s Race (Bklyner)
January 4, 2019 – It’s New York’s Hottest Contest: The Race for Public Advocate (Really) (The New York Times)
January 4, 2019 – Everything You Need to Know About the Special Election for Public Advocate (Gotham Gazette)
January 4, 2019 – Public advocate race heats up (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
January 4, 2019 – NYC Public advocate candidate detained after heckling mayor on transit fares (New York Daily News)
January 4, 2019 – Candidate for public advocate yells during ‘Fair Fares’ announcement, gets kicked out (PIX 11)
January 3, 2019 – Why Attorney Dawn Smalls is Running for NYC Public Advocate (NY1)
January 3, 2019 – Max & Murphy: Rafael Espinal, Candidate for Public Advocate (City Limits)
January 3, 2019 – Max & Murphy: Rafael Espinal, Candidate for Public Advocate (City Limits)
January 3, 2019 – Melissa Mark-Viverito races to get on ballot for public advocate election (New York Post)
January 3, 2019 – Why Fundraising and Petitions are Making for an Even More Complex Public Advocate Race (NY1)
January 3, 2019 – Melissa Mark-Viverito becomes first to file petitions in race for public advocate — putting her at the top of the ballot (New York Daily News)
January 3, 2019 – NYC public advocate special election set for Feb. 26 (Fox 5 NY)
January 3, 2019 – Feb. 26 set as election day for public advocate (Queens Chronicle)
January 3, 2019 – Socialist Nomiki Konst Running for NYC Public Advocate (Epoch Times)
January 2, 2019 – Latrice Walker's plan to advocate, agitate, legislate and litigate (City & State NY)
January 2, 2019 – Public Advocate Wannabes Get 8-1 Matching Funds (Bronx Chronicle)
January 2, 2019 – Running for New York City Public Advocate? Create Your Party Name (Wall Street Journal)
January 2, 2019 – NYC Public Advocate Special Election Officially Set for February 26 (NY1)
January 2, 2019 – Mayor sets date for public advocate special election (Staten Island Advance)
January 2, 2019 – Wide-open special election for public advocate set for February; two Queens pols among 20+ hopefuls (QNS)
January 2, 2019 – Here’s how much NYC’s public advocate election will cost taxpayers (New York Post)
December 31, 2018 – Public advocate special election set for Feb. 26 (AM New York)
December 31, 2018 – Crowded, complicated and quick: What you need to know about the public advocate special election (New York Daily News)
December 30, 2018 – De Blasio announces date for special election to replace Letitia James (New York Post)
December 29, 2018 – City sets Feb. 26 special election to replace departing Public Advocate Tish James (New York Daily News)
December 27, 2018 – GOP divide a chasm over public advocate (Queens Chronicle)
December 22, 2018 – Big field of candidates for public advocate makes endorsing awkward for fellow City Council members (New York Daily News)
December 20, 2018 – Candidates For Public Advocate Gather in Brooklyn (Bklyner)
December 20, 2018 – Sliwa enters race for city public advocate (Queens Chronicle)
December 19, 2018 – Thursday's City Council Vote Could Dramatically Alter Public Advocate Race (Gothamist)
December 19, 2018 – In Advocate Race, Mark-Viverito Lays Out LGBTQ Platform (Gay City News)
December 19, 2018 – Is Jumaane Williams a True Progressive? A Rising Star Makes His Case to be New York City’s Top Watchdog (The Intercept)
December 16, 2018 – Public advocate candidates vow to tackle broken system (Riverdale Press)
December 16, 2018 – ‘Conservative’ seeks Democratic Socialist’s endorsement in public advocate race (New York Post)
December 14, 2018 – Mark-Viverito Promises To Continue The Worst Landlords List As She Campaigns For Public Advocate At Newkirk Station (Bklyner)
December 13, 2018 – Candidates for public advocate make their case (Amsterdam News)
December 13, 2018 – Advocate hopefuls clash over use of cash from potential weed tax (Brooklyn Daily)
December 13, 2018 – Ron Kim running for public advocate (Queens Chronicle)
December 13, 2018 – Assemblymember Ron Kim Announces Bid for Public Advocate (Queens Daily Eagle)
December 12, 2018 – Declared and Exploring Candidates for New York City Public Advocate (Gotham Gazette)
December 11, 2018 – Why Queens Assemblyman Ron Kim Wants to be NYC's Next Public Advocate (NY1)
December 11, 2018 – Ozone Park representative announces bid for public advocate seat (QNS)
December 11, 2018 – Uptown Councilman Launches Bid For Public Advocate (Patch)
December 11, 2018 – Upper West Siders Grill Public Advocate Wannabes (West Side Rag)
December 11, 2018 – Ulrich announces for public advocate as anti-de Blasio candidate (Queens Chronicle)
December 10, 2018 – Manhattan Councilman Joins Growing Field in Public Advocate Race (NY1)
December 10, 2018 – Flushing lawmaker Ron Kim joins the crowded field in public advocate election (QNS)
December 10, 2018 – Assemblymember Ron Kim Announces Run for Public Advocate (Flushing Post)
December 7, 2018 – Brooklyn Heights Public Advocate Forum (Bklyner)
December 6, 2018
– Handicapping the Public Advocate Special Election (Gotham Gazette)
December 6, 2018 – Weed for rails? Public advocate candidates spar over legal marijuana revenues (AM New York)
December 6, 2018 – Former City Council speaker: Taxes from pot could fund subway fixes (Crain’s New York)
December 3, 2018 – Will the next public advocate hail from Brooklyn? (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
December 3, 2018 – Espinal's Historic Campaign & Why the Special Election for NYC Public Advocate Matters for Bushwick (Bushwick Daily)
November 30, 2018 – Who has the most cash already to run for public advocate? (City & State NY)
November 29, 2018 – Why Michael Blake Wants to be the Next Public Advocate (NY1)
November 29, 2018 – Mark-Viverito running for public advocate (Queens Chronicle)
November 28, 2018 – A Year Removed from One of NYC's Most Powerful Jobs, Melissa Mark-Viverito is Running for Public Advocate. Here's Why. (NY1)
November 28, 2018 – Public Advocate Race Could Cause Cascade of Elections (WNYC)
November 27, 2018 – Melissa Mark-Viverito running for NYC public advocate (AM New York)
November 27, 2018 – Former Council Speaker Mark-Viverito Running for NYC Public Advocate (NY1)
November 27, 2018 – Melissa Mark-Viverito announces 'intense' bid for New York City public advocate (New York Daily News)
November 27, 2018 – Mark-Viverito, Ex-Council Speaker, to Run for Public Advocate (The New York Times)
November 26, 2018 – Quinn ‘seriously considered’ public advocate, but not running (The Villager)
November 26 2018 – Who Wants To Be NYC's Next Public Advocate? (Gothamist)
November 26, 2018 – Could a Republican win the New York City public advocate race? (City & State NY)
November 19, 2018 – Rafael Espinal Has Launched a Historic Campaign to Become Next Public Advocate of New York City (Bushwick Daily)
November 16, 2018 – At First Debate, Candidates for Public Advocate Pitch Visions for the Role (Gotham Gazette)
November 15, 2018 – LISTEN: Public Advocate Candidate Forum - Nov. 14, 2018 (Gotham Gazette)
November 14, 2018 – 2 Brooklyn City Councilmen Want To Be Your Public Advocate (Patch)
November 14, 2018 – Public advocate candidates debate, clarify mayoral aspirations (Politico)
November 13, 2018 – The Scramble To Become The Next NYC Public Advocate Begins (Gothamist)
November 13, 2018 – Rafael Espinal Announces Public Advocate Bid (Bklyner)
November 13, 2018 – Field for Public Advocate Special Election Comes Into Focus (Gotham Gazette)
November 13, 2018 – How Rafael Espinal, Brooklyn Councilman and Public Advocate Candidate, Spends His Sundays (The New York Times)
November 12, 2018 – O’Donnell forms campaign committee for NYC Public Advocate (Times Union)
November 9, 2018 – NYC public advocate race the talk of Somos (City & State NY)
November 7, 2018 – Who May Run to Replace Letitia James as NYC Public Advocate? (NY1)
October 25, 2018 – In Run for New York City Public Advocate, Blake Offers Federal and State Experience (Gotham Gazette)
October 23, 2018 – City Council Member Jumaane Williams and Assemblymember Michael Blake announce campaigns for Public Advocate (Amsterdam News)
October 23, 2018 – Jumaane Williams Announces Bid for Public Advocate (Bklyner)
October 23, 2018 – Jumaane Williams Joins Field Of Candidates For Public Advocate (Patch)
October 23, 2018 – Jumaane Williams is ready to be public advocate, assuming there’s a vacancy (City & State NY)
October 23, 2018 – Jumaane Williams sets sights on public advocate race (AM New York)
October 23, 2018 – Former candidate for lieutenant governor launches public advocate bid (Crain’s New York)
October 23, 2018 – Jumaane Williams eyes public advocate office after primary defeat (Real Deal)
October 23, 2018 – Councilman Jumaane Williams announces he's running for public advocate (New York Daily News)
October 23, 2018 – ‘Even While Losing,’ Councilman Sees a Way to Win: As Public Advocate (The New York Times)
September 26, 2018 – Democratic Socialist Nomiki Konst Announces Campaign for New York City Public Advocate (The Intercept)
September 17, 2018 – Updated: Categorizing the candidates to be NYC’s next public advocate (City & State NY)
September 25, 2018 – Public Advocate vacancy could draw crowded field including Melissa Mark-Viverito and Christine Quinn (New York Daily News)
September 20, 2018 – Daniel O’Donnell Exploring Run for Public Advocate (The Villager)
September 4, 2018 – Potentially Crowded Public Advocate Special Election Could Feature Two Former Council Speakers (Gotham Gazette)

 

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