Election 2017: Who’s Who in the Races for Mayor, Public Advocate and Comptroller?

A few of the citywide candidates, clockwise from top left: Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis, Libertarian mayoral hopeful Aaron Commey, Democratic Public Advocate Letitia James, Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, Republican Public Advocate challenger J.C. Polanco and Democratic Comptroller Scott Stringer.

 

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Every municipal office in New York City is up for grabs this fall: mayor, comptroller, public advocate, all five borough presidencies and all 51 City Council seats. The offices of district attorney in Brooklyn and Manhattan are also on the ballot, as are several judicial seats and three state legislative offices where vacancies are being filled. The general election is on Tuesday, November 7.

A list of candidates for the three citywide offices (mayor, public advocate and comptroller) is on this page, below. Rosters of those running for borough president, district attorney and the three vacant state legislative seats can be read here. And the contest list for City Council is here. Click here for a rundown of judicial candidates.

 


The Key Info

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How do I participate?
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What do these offices do?
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How can I find out who represents me?
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How do I find out who has donated to the campaigns?
The New York City Campaign Finance Board offers a very user-friendly search tool.

What do the latest polls say?
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How do I find out more about the key issues?
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The Citywide Candidates

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Mayor

 

Bill de Blasio* (Democratic/Working Families)

Office of the Mayor
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Nicole Malliotakis (Republican/Conservative/Stop de Blasio)

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Akeem Browder (Green)

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Sal F. Albanese (Reform)

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Bo Dietl (Dump the Mayor)

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Aaron Commey (Libertarian)

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Michael Tolkin (Smart Cities)

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Public Advocate

Letitia James* (Democratic/Working Families)

Official Website
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Juan Carlos Polanco (Republican/Reform/Stop de Blasio)

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Michael A. O’Reilly (Conservative)

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James C. Lane (Green)

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Devin Balkind (Libertarian)

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Comptroller

Scott M. Stringer* (Democratic/Working Families)

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Michel J. Faulkner (Republican/ Conservative/Reform/Stop de Blasio)

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Julia A. Willebrand (Green)

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Alex Merced (Libertarian)

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