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Comptroller 2021

Comptroller 2021

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    What's The [Data] Point? Episode 107 -- $250 billion [You can download What's The [Data] Point? wherever you get your podcasts, including on iTunes]

    $250 billion—the assets held by the five pensions funds for which the New York City Comptroller is custodian, administrator, and investment advisor. But that's not the Comptroller's only responsibility. On a special episode of "What's the [DATA] Point?" with an introduction from Ben Max and Andrew Rein, listeners will hear CBC's "Comptroller Candidate Forum: Accountability,

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  • Brad Lander, Brian Benjamin, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Corey Johnson, David Weprin, Zach Iscol

    (l-r) Brad Lander, Brian Benjamin, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Corey Johnson, David Weprin, Zach Iscol


    Six leading candidates running in the Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller in the June election appeared at a forum on Tuesday to offer their perspectives on the role of the office, solutions to the city’s uncertain fiscal future, and how they would wield their powers to ensure city government is effective and fiscally responsible. 

    The candidates at the

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    Alex Pan (via Alex Pan campaign website)


    Alex Pan, a Democratic candidate for New York City Comptroller, joined "Decision NYC with Ben Max" to discuss his campaign. Watch:

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    (l-r) top: Brian Benjamin, Brad Lander, Kevin Parker, David Weprin, Corey Johnson; bottom: Reshma Patel, Zach Iscol, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Ter ri Liftin


    The Democratic candidates for New York City Comptroller joined "Decision NYC with Ben Max" for in-depth one-on-one interviews about their campaigns and visions

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    Zach Iscol at a rally (photo: Iscol campaign)


    As part of the "Decision NYC with Ben Max" series of candidate interviews from Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Gotham Gazette, Democratic candidates for New York City Comptroller talked about their campaigns ahead of the June primary. In this episode, Zach Iscol joined host Ben Max to explain his vision for the role. Watch:

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    Brian Benjamin (photo: Brian Benjamin Campaign)


    As part of the "Decision NYC with Ben Max" series of candidate interview s from Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Gotham Gazette, Democratic candidates for New York City Comptroller talked about their campaigns ahead of the June primary. In this episode, Brian Benjamin joined host Ben Max to explain his vision for the

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    Reshma Patel (photo: Reshma Patel Campaign)


    As part of the "Decision NYC with Ben Max" series of candidate interviews from Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Gotham Gazette, Democratic candidates for New York City Comptroller talked about their campaigns ahead of the June primary. In this episode, Reshma Patel joined host Ben Max to explain her vision for the role.

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    Terri Liftin (photo: Terri Liftin campaign)


    As part of the "Decision NYC with Ben Max" ser ies of candidate interviews from Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Gotham Gazette, Democratic candidates for New York City Comptroller talked about their campaigns ahead of the June primary. In this episode, Terri Liftin joined host Ben Max to explain her vision for the

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    Corey Johnson (photo: John McCarten/City Council)


    As part of the "Decision NYC with Ben Max" series of candidate inter views from Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Gotham Gazette, Democratic candidates for New York City Comptroller talked about their campaigns ahead of the June primary. In this episode, Corey Johnson joined host Ben Max to explain his vision for the role. Watch:

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    State Senator Kevin Parker (photo: NY Senate)


    As part of the "Decision NYC with Ben Max" series of candidate interviews from Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Gotham Gazette, Democratic candidates for New York City Comptroller talked about their campaigns ahead of the June primary. In this episode, Kevin Parker joined host Ben Max to explain his vision for the role.

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    David Weprin (photo: Mike Wren/NYS Department of Health)


    As part of the "Decision NYC with Ben Max" series of candidate inter views from Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Gotham Gazette, Democratic candidates for New York City Comptroller talked about their campaigns ahead of the June primary. In this episode, David Weprin joined host Ben Max to explain his vision for the

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    Brad Lander (photo: John McCarten/City Council)


    As part of the "Decision NYC with Ben Max" series of candidate inter views from Manhattan Neighborhood Network and Gotham Gazette, Democratic candidates for New York City Comptroller talked about their campaigns ahead of the June primary. In this episode, Brad Lander joined host Ben Max to explain his vision for the role.

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    Senator Benjamin (photo: NY Senate)


    As the coronavirus ravaged New York City, it quickly became apparent that its effects were being felt disparately across the boroughs. Black and brown communities that have been the dumping ground for the city’s most-polluting infrastructure, where respiratory illnesses occur at higher rates, were more prone to a pandemic caused by a respiratory virus. The problem of environmental racism is not new, but State Senator Brian Benjamin is hoping that it is finally dire enough to be taken seriously and that, if elected the next New York

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    top l-r: Brian Benjamin, Brad Lander, Kevin Parker David Weprin; bottom: Reshma Patel, Zach Iscol, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Terri Liftin


    With just three months until the June primary, Democratic candidates running for New York City Comptroller filed their latest campaign finance disclosures with the Campaign Finance Board. The filings covered the last two months of fundraising and spending activity, and provide keen insight into which candidates have broad support and significant resources for the closing stretch of the race.

    Nearly all the major

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    (Top: Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Andrew Yang, Ray McGuire
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    The New York City Campaign Finance Board on Thursday announced the schedule for debates in the races for mayor and comptroller ahead of the June primary and fall general elections. Debates in the Democratic and Republican primaries for mayor and the Democratic primary for comptroller will kick off beginning May 13.

    Given thresholds for participation, that first official, televised debate in the

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    Corey Johnson (photo: City Council)


    New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, a term-limited Democrat, announced on Tuesday that he is running for Comptroller, making a late entry into and shaking up a race that is well underway and already features several sitting elected officials seeking the Democratic nomination.

    Johnson, who represents District 3 on the west side of Manhattan and has had a citywide perch as Council speaker, was considered a top potential contender for the mayoralty before he dropped out of the race in September, citing

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    Reshma Patel (photo: Patel campaign)


    February 24, 2021 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Reshma Patel is Running for Comptroller

    Reshma Patel, a Democratic candidate for New York City Comptroller, joined the show to discuss her campaign.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMaxand @JarrettMurphy. You can listen to the show through the embedded

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    Zach Iscol (photo: Iscool campaign)


    February 24, 2021 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Zach Iscol is Running for Comptroller

    Zach Iscol, a Democrat running for New York City Comptroller, joined the show to discuss his campaign.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMaxand @JarrettMurphy. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio

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    Terri Liftin (photo: Liftin campaign)


    February 24, 2021 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Terri Liftin is Running for Comptroller

    Terri Liftin, a Democratic candidate for New York City Comptroller, joined the show to discuss her campaign.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMaxand @JarrettMurphy. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio

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    Michelle Caruso-Cabrera (photo: Caruso-Cabrera campaign)


    February 24, 2021 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is Running for Comptroller

    Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a Democratic candidate for New York City Comptroller, joined the show to discuss her campaign.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMaxand ...

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    (l-r) Brad Lander, Brian Benjamin, David Weprin, Kevin Parker


    Five Democratic candidates running in the primary for New York City Comptroller appeared at the first debate of the race on Sunday, trying to set themselves apart as most qualified and with the right vision to be the city’s next top fiscal officer.

    The comptroller is the watchdog of city spending, with a job that involves auditing city agencies to root out waste and mismanagement, reviewing city contracts, acting as the fiduciary to the $240 billion public pension funds, providing

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    Zach Iscol at a rally (photo: Iscol campaign)


    Zach Iscol, a Democrat running for Comptroller in the 2021 election, joined MNN's "Decision NYC with Ben Max" for an in-depth discussion of his candidacy. This interview is part of a series produced by Manhattan Neighborhood Network and was conducted when Iscol was in the running for Mayor — he has since shifted to the Comptroller race. Watch:

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    State Senator Brian Benjamin (photo: NY Senate Media Services)


    January 27, 2021 - Max & Murphy Podcast: Brian Benjamin on His Run for New York City Comptroller

    Brian Benjamin, a Democratic State Senator representing parts of Manhattan, joined the show to discuss his campaign for New York City Comptroller in this year's election.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMaxand ...

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    David Weprin (photo: ABNY)


    January 27, 2021 - Max & Murphy Podcast: David Weprin on His Run for New York City Comptroller

    David Weprin, a Democratic Assembly member from Queens, joined the show to discuss his campaign for New York City Comptroller in this year's election.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think -- we're on Twitter @TweetBenMaxand @JarrettMurphy. You can listen to the show through the embedded audio

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    (l-r): Brad Lander, Brian Benjammin, David Weprin, and Kevin Parker)


    The four Democratic candidates running in this year’s election for New York City Comptroller appeared one-by-one at two recent online forums hosted by Manhattan Democratic clubs.

    The West Side Democrats, during a forum moderated by district leader Joan Paylo, hosted the candidates on January 12, while the Uptown Community Democrats and the Audubon Reform Democratic Club, with moderators Curtis Young, co-president of UCD, and Maria Luna, district leader of the

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