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How to watch the public advocate candidates' debate

The second and last debate will feature seven of 16 active candidates.

The debate will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, at

The debate will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m.  Photo Credit: EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock/Justin Lane

Seven of the 16 active public advocate candidates will participate in a debate Wednesday night, just a week before the special election on Feb. 26. 

This will be the second and last official debate, according to the city's Campaign Finance Board. 

The participating candidates had to have raised and spent $170,814 by Feb. 15 and either received an endorsement from a city, state or federal elected official who represents all or part of New York City or received an endorsement from one or more organizations with a membership of more than 250 New York City residents. 

Here's what else you need to know:

When is the debate?

The debate will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Borough of Manhattan Community College.

Who is participating?

The seven candidates who qualified are Assemb. Michael Blake, Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr., Assemb. Ron Kim, journalist Nomiki Konst, former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, attorney Dawn Smalls and Councilman Jumaane Williams.

The moderators will be NY1 anchor Errol Louis, NY1 reporter Bobby Cuza and POLITICO reporter Laura Nahmias.

How can I watch?

The debate will air on NY1 and NYC-TV. There will be live streams on and the network's Facebook page.

If you missed the first debate, which featured 10 of the candidates, you can watch in on NY1's Facebook page


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