Over 20 candidates already registered with the New York City Campaign Finance Board will have until February 26th to win over voters. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed campaign finance legislation that clarifies the city’s current referendum covers the special election.
“To get big money out of our local elections and to empower every day New Yorkers who give small donations and strengthen them by adding to the ability of those donations to be matched with public matching funds.”
There’s no primary because it’s a non-partisan position. Former Public Advocate Letitia James recently vacated the seat when swearing in as New York State’s new Attorney General.