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WATCH: 15 Minutes with Each of 14 Public Advocate Candidates


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(photo: Michael Appleton/Mayor's Office)


At the Manhattan Neighborhood News studio, I sat down individually with 14 of the 17 candidates who will be on the ballot for the February 26 (Tuesday!) special election for New York City Public Advocate, which is open to all registered voters across New York City. Each interview lasted about 15 minutes and touched on the candidate's resume, vision for the office, and key issues facing the city. Find them all below.

(The three candidates not interviewed either had too many scheduling conflicts (Ron Kim), did not respond to invitations (Helal Shiekh), or dropped out of the race (Latrice Walker)).

The 14 candidates interviewed, in alphabetical order, were (click a name to jump to that interview):

Manny Alicandro
Michael Blake
David Eisenbach
Rafael Espinal
Tony Herbert
Nomiki Konst
Daniel O'Donnell
Jared Rich
Ydanis Rodriguez
Dawn Smalls
Eric Ulrich
Melissa Mark-Viverito
Jumaane Williams
Ben Yee

MANNY ALICANDRO

MICHAEL BLAKE

DAVID EISENBACH

 

RAFAEL ESPINAL

TONY HERBERT

NOMIKI KONST

DANIEL O'DONNELL

JARED RICH

YDANIS RODRIGUEZ

 

DAWN SMALLS

ERIC ULRICH

MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO

JUMAANE WILLIAMS

BEN YEE

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by Ben Max, Gotham Gazette
     

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