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Prepping for Mayoral Debate, Media Seeks Out Bronx Residents

Prepping for Mayoral Debate, Media Seeks Out Bronx Residents
FEW TURNED OUT for the Debate Program sponsored by the New York City Campaign Finance Board.
Photo by Miriam Quinones

Media outlets from print, radio and television visited Lehman College on June 12 to hear what a handful of Bronx residents want to ask candidates in the New York City race for mayor. The questions will be used for several upcoming debates heading into the election season.

Questions on homelessness, street policing, and double parking were on the minds of residents, with WCBS-TV’s Marcia Kramer, WCBS-AM’s Peter Haskell, and Daily News City Hall Bureau Chief Jillian Jorgensen hearing them out.

Prepping for Mayoral Debate, Media Seeks Out Bronx Residents
A MORRIS PARK resident speaks at the forum hosted by the New York City Campaign Finance Board and several media outlets.
Photo by Miriam Quinones

The event was part of the citywide Debate Program organized by the New York City Campaign Finance Board (NYCCFB). Amy Loprest, executive director of NYCCFB said the 20-year initiatives gives New Yorkers “the opportunity to vote for the kind of city they want to live in.”

The first debates take place on Aug. 16 and Aug. 23. Mayor Bill de Blasio is once again running on the Democratic ticket. He faces several challengers including Sal Albanese Jr., Darren D. Aquino, Eric W. Armstead, Richard S. Bashner, James S. Berry, Garrett M. Bowser, Roque R. de La Fuente, Richard A. Dietl, Robert A. Gangi, Neil V. Grimaldi, Rosemarie Hameed, Scott Joyner, Abbey S. Laurel-Smith, Nicole Malliotakis, Paul J. Massey Jr., Salvador Morales, Ese A. O’Diah, Louis J. Puliafito, Joel Rodriguez, Eric Roman, Eliseo M. Santos, Collin J. Slattery, Karmen M. Smith, Ahsan A. Syed, and Michael I Tolkin.

 

WCBS-TV’S MARCIA Kramer, WCBS-AM’s Peter Haskell, and the Daily News’ Jillian Jorgensen were among the journalists hearing directly from residents.
Photo by Miriam Quinones

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One thought on “Prepping for Mayoral Debate, Media Seeks Out Bronx Residents

  1. Me

    Few turned out for the debate because I’m sure no one knew about it. I saw a quick blurb on CBS morning news and that was it – couldn’t find out anything else.

    Making these events more public knowledge would be helpful!

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