Who Will Hold The Second Most Powerful Job In City Government?

Baruch Hosts Forum Featuring Seven Candidates For City Council Speaker

Seven candidates for City Council Speaker will meet in debate at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs on Thursday, November 17th, from 6 to 8 pm.

Leroy Comrie Jr., Melinda Katz and David Weprin from Queens; Bill de Blasio and Lewis Fidler from Brooklyn; Christine Quinn from Manhattan and Joel Rivera from the Bronx will field questions from panelists as they try to win 26 votes from among their colleagues and succeed term-limited Gifford Miller as Speaker.

The election of a new speaker will take place at the Council’s organizing session scheduled for Jan. 4, 2006.

The forum/debate is co-sponsored by the School of Public Affairs, the Citizens Union, the League of Conservation Voters, Citizens Budget Commission, Common Cause/NY, Food Bank of New York City, Municipal Art Society, New York Immigration Coalition, NYPIRG, New Yorkers for Parks/Parks 1, Organization of Waterfront Neighborhoods, Regional Plan Association and Women’s City Club.

Who/What: Seven candidates for City Council Speaker meet in a forum/debate

Where: Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue (corner East 24th Street)
14th Floor

When: Thursday, November 17th
6 to 8 pm


Media Contact: Zane Berzins