Candidates for NYC Public Advocate prepare to debate on Feb. 6

Metro News

The special election for New York's Public Advocate is on Feb. 26, and already the crowded race has begun to empty out, with five of the 22 candidates running being disqualified by the New York City Board of Elections on Tuesday. On Feb. 6, 10 of the 17 survivors will get their first chance to spar over their respective platforms at a debate in the CUNY-TV studio in Manhattan.

Screen Shot 2019-02-01 at 1.29.26 PM.png

Former aide to Clinton and Obama heats up public advocate race

New York Post

A candidate who has never run for public office before — but has close ties to the Clinton and Obama administrations — has suddenly become a top contender in the race for New York City Public Advocate

Screen Shot 2019-01-24 at 9.44.19 AM.png

He Stole the Show at a Public Advocate Candidate Forum. Only He's Not a Candidate.

New York 1

A race this crowded is bound to feature some colorful characters and get messy at times. 
But a debate Wednesday co-organized by the Gay Men's Health Crisis got off to a cringe-inducing start when Theo Chino, a bitcoin entrepreneur, seemed to betray ignorance on the issue of HIV and AIDS.

Screen Shot 2019-01-21 at 3.18.05 PM.png

Attorneys, Politicians and a Bitcoin Entrepreneur: The 23 People Running for Public Advocate


If you need evidence that next month’s special election for New York City public advocate is vastly different than any ordinary election, look no further than Theo Chino — though you’ll have to search a bit to find his name on the ballot.

Screen Shot 2019-01-13 at 12.18.48 PM.png

Special election for NYC public advocate approaches

Pix 11 Morning news, Close up

On Feb. 26th New York City will hold a special election to fill the position of public advocate.

There are nearly two dozen candidates vying to fill the seat vacated by Letitia James who has been elected the new State Attorney General. The public advocate serves as a watchdog over City agencies and can even introduce legislation into City Council.

Screen Shot 2019-01-10 at 12.59.44 PM.png

Dawn Smalls Makes Her Case For Public Advocate

Kings County Politics

In a crowded public advocate race filled with city and state elected officials, it is interesting to note that Dawn Smalls, who has no elected political experience, was one of the first to turn in her petition filings to the Board of Elections last week.


Why Attorney Dawn Smalls is Running for NYC Public Advocate

New York 1

As candidates race to get signatures and raise money to qualify for the Public Advocate ballot, attorney Dawn Smalls joined Errol Louis to discuss her campaign and how she plans on standing out in a crowded field.

Screen Shot 2019-01-10 at 1.01.09 PM.png

Nine Candidates So Far On The Ballot For Public Advocate


BROOKLYN — Six days after Mayor Bill de Blasio gave the go-ahead for the special election, only nine of the nearly three dozen hopefuls are on the ballot for the Public Advocate’s seat.

Screen Shot 2019-01-10 at 1.08.12 PM.png

Dawn Smalls Files Petitions in Race for Public Advocate Capturing Third Placement on the Ballot

100% Bronx

First-time candidate, Dawn Smalls filed her petitions with the Board of Elections today, capturing the third placement on the ballot for the position of Public Advocate in the February 26th Special Election to fill the vacancy created by the election of former NYC Public Advocate Letitia James to New York State Attorney General.

Screen Shot 2019-01-10 at 1.23.03 PM.png

Public advocate candidates vow to tackle broken system

Riverdale Press

The race for public advocate is heating up.

The Benjamin Franklin Reform Democratic Club hosted a dozen candidates vying for the open seat vacated by New York’s next attorney general, Letitia James, at Manhattan College on Nov. 28.

Screen Shot 2019-01-10 at 1.24.16 PM.png

New York Today

The New York Times

Newest candidate: Here in New York Today, Dawn Smalls is announcing her candidacy, becoming the fourth official participant in the race, reports my Times colleague Shane Goldmacher.