In addition to collecting information from their websites, we have sent the candidates running for the offices of Mayor, Public Advocate, and Comptroller a survey to learn their positions on work, labor, and employment. Their responses are posted on this site as they are received.
The next Mayor of NYC must move forward to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic—significant budget shortfalls, glaring inequalities and crises in health care, housing, and education, high unemployment, and increases in hate and other violent crimes.
As the city faces historic financial challenges following COVID-19, with high unemployment and homelessness in New York, the Comptroller, NYC’s Chief Financial Officer, will play a critical role in the recovery of NYC.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created economic and healthcare crises and exposed glaring inequities in access to services in NYC. The Public Advocate, as an advocate for the people of the City, plays an essential role in ensuring that the needs of the citizens and business are met in the post-pandemic world.
Disclaimer: Cornell University does not participate in political campaigns on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office. All candidates for the for the offices of Mayor, Public Advocate, and Comptroller are invited to respond to these questions on an equal basis, and the responses of all who choose to respond will be posted to this website.