It's Down to 17 Candidates for the Special Election for Public Advocate February 26, 2019.
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 are listed, but will not appear on your ballot.
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
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.
More on the Public Advocate Special Election in upcoming articles, including who are the favorites in this race, candidate(s) to look for, and any longshot candidate(s).