THURSDAY FEB 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Meeting at new venue:
Flavor of India Restaurant
259-17 Hillside Ave. Floral Park, NY


Meet the candidates for Public Advocate. A special election will be held on February 26, 2019 to fill former Public Advocate Letitia James’ vacated seat.  All Public Advocate candidates have been invited. The following are confirmed so far:

Michael Zumbluskas: Over the past 25 years Mike has led voter registration and party enrollment drives throughout New York, and worked as a campaign advisor for numerous Independent, Republican and Democratic candidates, and as a consultant on numerous campaigns from local city council races to presidential campaigns and served as the New York County Chairman of the Independence Party. He has appeared on many television programs as a studio panelist on electoral reform and grassroots activism. Mike currently works as a resource management analyst for the New York City Department of Transportation. Visit website.

Daniel Christmann: AM620 Radio Show Host. “Humanity for ALL of the World starts and ends in NYC! As Public Advocate I will not stand for these thieving politicians, or these inhumane bureaucracies. The Environment. Housing, and our Transportation systems are under duress! The government, bankers, and corporations have exploited our poor and middle-class. They are starting to ramp things up in ways we can barely even imagine! Our Transportation Systems are collapsing, many road closures coming.” Visit website for more. 

Manny Alicandro:  Financial law expert and attorney from Brooklyn, a 2018 Republican candidate who ran for New York State Attorney General. He is running for NYC Public Advocate to clean up City Hall. “As I pass by the many homeless people in the freezing cold weather, I realize that the ban on styrofoam goes into effect today. This is one of the many reasons why I am running for PA – to stop the madness” @Manny_Alicandro  

Tony Herbert:  A Community Leader who has a broad range of corporate, political, community and business leadership experience. Tony is a community activist and media personality who is best known for providing a voice to those who have been disenfranchised. He currently serves as the President/CEO and Chairman of the Multi-Cultural Restaurant & Night Life Chamber of Commerce, as the Founder and President of the Advocates Without Borders Network, executive committee member of the NAACP-NYCHA Branch Chapter. Visit website for more. 

Also guest speaker: 

Carrie Sheffield:  founder of Bold, a digital news network committed to bipartisan dialogue & innovation for people, business & communities, will discuss: 
“How the GOP can improve its messaging with Millennials, minorities and women”
As a Goldman Sachs analyst, Carrie managed municipal credit risk, and at Moody’s Investors Service, she rated healthcare bonds. In foreign affairs, Carrie reported on the 25th anniversary of perestroika in Moscow, North-South Korean relations from Seoul, the Beijing Olympics in China, and Egyptian political reforms in Cairo. She wrote on geopolitical positioning and freedom of speech in Qatar and covered the Israeli parliament for The Jerusalem Post. Carrie covered Congress for The Hill newspaper and served as a founding reporter at POLITICO. See full bio below. 

Additional Public Advocate candidates
to be announced.

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