Category Archives: Walter Iwachiw

Photo Gallery: Board of Elections Hearing



The Board of Elections made final determinations on the public advocate special election ballot, setting a ballot of 17 candidates.

The Board eliminated five candidates who sought to be on the ballot,  Ify Ike, Theo Chino, Mike Zumbluskas, Danniel Maio and Walter Iwachiw.  All but Ike were eliminated for filing insufficient signatures on their petitions while Ike was eliminated for failing to timely file a certificate of acceptance.  The Board placed candidate Helal Sheikh on the ballot despite Board staff having previously ruled he was ineligible due to a failure to identify on his petitions the election he was seeking to run in.

In a marked paradox the Board refused to remove candidate Latrice Walker from the ballot despite her attorney’s express request.  Walker submitted sufficient petition signatures and other required documents but subsequently decided to drop out of the race.  The Board ruled that it did not have authority to remove Walker and she is on the final ballot.

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Photo Gallery: Sustainability Public Advocate Candidate Forum



Fourteen public advocate candidates participated in a forum at Brooklyn Law School focused on sustainability and the environment.  Moderated by Politico reporter Gloria Pazmino and sponsored by the New York League of Conservation Voters, the forum was the first to focus on sustainability.  Candidates participating included Ben Yee, David Eisenbach, Dawn Smalls, Eric Ulrich, Ify Ike, Jared Rich, Jumaane Williams, Latrice Walker, Michael Blake, Mike Zumbluskas, Nomiki Konst, Rafael Espinal, Walter Iwachiw and Ydanis Rodriguez.

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