2017 Mayoral Race Photo Retrospective

The 2017 mayoral election is over, but the photos live on.

Our photo retrospective covers the race from a 2016 endorsement of Bill de Blasio and a January 2017 appearance by Paul Massey through election night.  I’ve chosen this selection from the more than 100 campaign events I attended.

Four aspiring Republican mayoral candidates at a March forum hosted by the Columbia College Republicans. None of the four made it to the Republican primary or general election.

I initially focused on the Republican primary, as a half dozen prospective candidates worked to set campaigns in motion.  There wasn’t a Republican primary of course, as Eric Ulrich and John Catsimatidis opted against running, Michel Faulkner switched to the comptroller’s race, Paul Massey dropped out in late June and Bo Dietl, having boffed his party registration change, never managed to get the needed Republican Party consent to appear on the ballot, but those candidates were still my primary focus.

Bo Dietl rises to mockingly scold Paul Massey as Michel Faulkner attacks Massey for having “maxed out” to Bill de Blasio with a $4,950 contribution to de Blasio’s 2013 campaign. Dietl would make widely criticized comments about Mayor de Blasio’s wife later in this forum hosted by the Manhattan GOP.  This forum was Nicole Malliotakis’ first mayoral campaign appearance.  4/26/17

Photo Retrospective:

Our full photo retrospective is available here.

All Photo Galleries:

Additionally, all of my photo galleries from political events I’ve attended since early 2015 are available here.