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Written by Samar Khurshid & John Besche

Candidates for New York City Public Advocate in the fast-approaching 2021 general election discussed their visions for the city’s second highest office during two recent TV debates.

On Tuesday night, incumbent Democratic Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Republican nominee Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil met for a one-on-one debate hosted by NY1 and other partners and moderated by Errol Louis, Spectrum NY1’s political anchor. The debate was an official, New York City Campaign Finance Board-sanctioned debate, which is mandated for qualifying candidates who have received public matching funds.

Last week, all four candidates who are on the general election ballot for Public Advocate -- Williams, Nampiaparampil, Conservative Party nominee Tony Herbert, and Libertarian Party nominee Devin Balkind -- met for a debate hosted by Manhattan Neighborhood Network and moderated by Gotham Gazette editor Ben Max.