Fast facts about NYC's public advocate candidates

New York City public advocate candidates sit down for a moderated discussion.
New York City public advocate candidates sit down for a moderated discussion.
Jeff Coltin
A handful of the public advocate candidates sit down for a moderated discussion.

Fast facts about NYC's public advocate candidates

What you should know about the people campaigning to be the next NYC public advocate.
February 12, 2019

It’s tough to stand out in the crowd of 17 candidates vying to be New York City’s next public advocate.

City & State took a more thorough look at the race, but if you’re just looking for the basics, we’ve got you covered right here.

Top fundraiser

Michael Blake, $1.04 million (including matching funds)

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Michael Blake
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Michael Blake
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Michael Blake
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Michael Blake.
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Michael Blake.
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Nina Cochran courtesy of Michael Blake for Public Advocate

Most endorsements from elected officials

Jumaane Williams, 19 (second place, Michael Blake, 18)

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Jumaane Williams
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Jumaane Williams
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Jumaane Williams
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Jumaane Williams.
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Jumaane Williams
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Photo by Celeste Sloman

Longest tenure in elected office

Daniel O’Donnell, 16 years

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Daniel O'Donnell
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Daniel O'Donnell
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Daniel O'Donnell
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Daniel O'Donnell.
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Daniel O'Donnell
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Courtesy Daniel O'Donnell for Public Advocate

De Blasio’s friends

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriguez

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Melissa Mark Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez
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Melissa Mark Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez
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Melissa Mark Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez
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Melissa Mark Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez

De Blasio’s enemies

Jumaane Williams, Eric Ulrich

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Jumaane Williams and Eric Ulrich
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Jumaane Williams and Eric Ulrich
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Jumaane Williams and Eric Ulrich
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Jumaane Williams and Eric Ulrich

Most Trumpy

Manny Alicandro, who claims the president encouraged him to run

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Manny Alicandro
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Manny Alicandro
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Manny Alicandro.
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Manny Alicandro
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Most Twitter followers

Nomiki Konst, 83K (second place, Melissa Mark-Viverito, 37.3K)

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Nomiki Konst
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Nomiki Konst
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Nomiki Konst.
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Nomiki Konst
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Highest Google interest (in January)

Nomiki Konst

Women

4 out of 17 – Nomiki Konst, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Dawn Smalls, Latrice Walker

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Nomiki Konst, Dawn Smalls, Melissa-Mark Viverito and Latrice Walker
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Nomiki Konst, Dawn Smalls, Melissa-Mark Viverito and Latrice Walker
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Nomiki Konst, Dawn Smalls, Melissa-Mark Viverito and Latrice Walker
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Nomiki Konst, Dawn Smalls, Melissa-Mark Viverito and Latrice Walker
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Latrice Walker photo by Celeste Sloman

Republicans

2 out of 17 – Eric Ulrich and Manny Alicandro

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Eric Ulrich and Manny Alicandra
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Eric Ulrich and Manny Alicandra
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Eric Ulrich and Manny Alicandra
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Eric Ulrich and Manny Alicandra

Jeff Coltin
is a staff reporter at City & State. He covers New York City Hall.
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