Democratic Party candidate Vincent Gentile and Green Party candidate James Lane participated in a candidate debate Wednesday in Bay Ridge. Republican/Conservative/Independence Parties candidate Dan Donovan was invited but did not attend. Hosted by the Bay Ridge Council on Aging at the Fort Hamilton Senior Center, the debate also included a self-described write-in candidate, Tom Weiss, despite the moderator’s efforts to limit the debate to Gentile and Lane. The candidates face a May 5th special election to fill the 11th Congressional District seat vacated by Michael Grimm.
Here is the full debate: