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Liz Holtzman

  • ‘I’m Not a Sidelines Person’: Elizabeth Holtzman Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Elizabeth Holtzman (photo: Liz Holtzman for Congress)

    Former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, the first and only woman ever elected Brooklyn District Attorney and New York City Comptroller, has ended her decades-long hiatus from political campaigns torun for Congress in the crowded field for the new 10th district.

    “I said to myself, ‘I'm not a

  • Transcript: Elizabeth Holtzman NY-10 Max Politics Interview

    Elizabeth Holtzman (photo: Holtzman campaign)

    Max Politics Podcast: Elizabeth Holtzman Runs for Congress in the New NY-10

    Recorded July 26, 2022

    Listen to the audio here, or at Max Politics wherever you get podcasts.

    Democratic primary day: August 23, 2022

    Absentee Ballot Programs Could Be 'Single Most Important Factor' in High-Profile NY-10 and NY-12 Congressional Races

    Voters on the move (photo: Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photo Office)

    There are less than three weeks until primary day, August 23, and the deadline for voters to request an absentee ballot is Monday, August 8. In New York’s 10th and 12th congressional districts, where there are heated Democratic primary contests underway, absentee ballots may play a particularly significant role under the peculiar circumstances of the election.

    “Absentee ballot organizing is likely to be the single most important factor in determining the winner of these races,” Neal Kwatra, founder of Metropolitan Public

  • Max Politics Podcast: Elizabeth Holtzman on Running for Congress in the New NY-10


    Elizabeth Holtzman (photo: Holtzman campaign)

    July 20, 2022 - Max Politics Podcast: Liz Holtzman on Running for Congress in the New NY-10

    Elizabeth Holtzman -- former member of Congress, Brooklyn District Attorney, and NYC Comptroller -- joined the show to discuss her campaign for Congress in the new 10th District of New York, which includes much of Lower Manhattan and a large stretch of Brooklyn.

    Listen to the conversation and let us know what you think, on Twitter @TweetBenMax. You can listen to the show through the embedded

  • NY-10 Candidates Talk Climate Action at Environment-Focused Forum

    Candidates Niou, Rivera, Simon at Tuesday's forum (photo: The Cooper Union/Marget Long)

    Several Democratic candidates running to represent New York’s new 10th congressional district answered questions related to climate and sustainability challenges facing the district and New York City during a forum held at The Great Hall in Cooper Union Tuesday evening. Such issues are especially relevant in the district given that much of it is along the waterfront, whether its Manhattan or Brooklyn side.

    The panel, hosted by the New York League of

  • Crowded Field Forms for Democratic Primary in New Manhattan-Brooklyn 10th Congressional District

    Bill de Blasio, Yuh-Line Niou, Carlina Rivera, Jo Anne Simon, Mondaire Jones, Daniel S Goldman, Elizabeth Holtzman, Maud Maron

    More than a dozen New York City Democrats are vying to represent the newly redrawn 10th congressional district, which will span much of Lower Manhattan and a large swathe of Brooklyn. The candidate who wins the August primary is expected to win the general election in November given the district is heavily Democratic.

    The reconfigured New York congressional map, approved by a New York Supreme Court judge last month, has shifted district boundaries and political aspirations. Given

  • A Citywide Office for Sexual Harassment Prevention? It Almost Happened 25 Years Ago

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    Former Mayor David Dinkins, left, with Chirlane McCray (photo: Edwin J. Torres/City Council)

    In October 1992, amid sexual harassment scandals that rocked his administration, former Mayor David Dinkins created a task force to examine the issue of sexual harassment in city government. The task force, chaired by late Congressional Rep. Bella Abzug, who led the larger Commission on the Status of Women, submitted its report to the mayor the next year in November, recommending that the city create a Citywide Office for Sexual Harassment

  • Max & Murphy Podcast: The Long Fight for New City Sexual Harassment Laws

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    Ben Max, left, of Gotham Gazette, and Jarrett Murphy, right, of City Limits

    June 25, 2018 - Max & Murphy Podcast: The Long Fight for New City Sexual Harassment Laws, with City Council Member Helen Rosenthal and former Comptroller, Brooklyn District Attorney and Congressional Rep. Liz Holtzman

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    When Liz Holtzman was city Comptroller -- the