New York City

Fast facts about NYC's public advocate candidates

Notable facts about New York City'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

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)

Michael Blake
Nina Cochran courtesy of Michael Blake for Public Advocate

Most endorsements from elected officials

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

Jumaane Williams
Photo by Celeste Sloman

Longest tenure in elected office

Daniel O’Donnell, 16 years

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

De Blasio’s friends

Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriguez

Melissa Mark Viverito and Ydanis Rodriguez

De Blasio’s enemies

Jumaane Williams, Eric Ulrich

Jumaane Williams and Eric Ulrich

Most Trumpy

Manny Alicandro, who claims the president encouraged him to run

Manny Alicandro

Most Twitter followers

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

Nomiki Konst
Photo by Cassandra Hanks

Highest Google interest (in January)

Nomiki Konst


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

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


2 out of 17 – Eric Ulrich and Manny Alicandro

Eric Ulrich and Manny Alicandra