What Does A Public Advocate Do?

February 22, 2019

New York City’s special election for Public Advocate is on Tuesday, February 26. This election is an open, non-partisan ballot. All registered voters are eligible to cast a vote.

The Public Advocate is one of New York City’s three citywide elected posts, along with the mayor and the comptroller.

The Public Advocate acts a watchdog. The office has the power to collect complaints, investigate agencies and propose legislation to the City Council. The Public Advocate can preside at general meetings of the City Council and sit on various boards.

You can watch to each two minute candidate statement and interviews by visiting Race to Represent on MNN's website. http://www.mnn.org

MNN's Race to Represent Public Advocate Interviews start airing on Wednesday February 20th, and air each day up until election day. Tune into MNN1 (Spectrum 34 & 1995, RCN 82, FiOS 33), MNNHD (Spectrum 1993).

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