Category Archives: 2017 Public Advocate Race

Malliotakis On Mayoral Control Vote



Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis, who is also a member of the New York State Assembly, said tonight that she will vote for a “clean” one year extension of mayoral control of the City’s schools tomorrow.  That’s what appears likely to introduced at a special session of the Assembly tomorrow, but it’s not yet certain.  Her stated intention was qualified by the possibility that a bill providing for such an extension could include unrelated items, and she may not vote for such an omnibus or combined bill.

Unsurprisingly, Malliotakis offered criticism of Mayor de Blasio’s school management and spending, but said that if it were up to her she would support a multi-year extension of mayoral control.

We spoke just ahead of Malliotakis’ appearance tonight at the West Side Republican Club.

Polanco At QVRC



J.C. Polanco, expected to be a candidate for public advocate, made a very impressive appearance at the Queens Village Republican Club Thursday night.  Polanco has been visiting many Republican political organizations throughout the City over the past couple of months, preparing to launch a bid for public advocate.  As recently as Thursday he said that he expects to formally launch his campaign this week. Continue reading Polanco At QVRC