League of Women Voters NYC Partners with Hunter College to Host Candidate Forum for District 4 City Council Seat

Tuesday, September 5th @ 7pm (doors open at 6:30)

Hunter College Danny Kaye Playhouse
695 Park Avenue Street (68th Street between Park & Lexington Avenues)

The League of Women Voters of the City of New York will partner with Hunter College, under the auspices of the New York City Campaign Finance Board, to host a debate for an open council seat in New York City Council District 4.The nine candidates, moderated by WABC-TV news anchor Diana Williams, are running to replace three-term Democratic Council Member Daniel Garodnick, who is term-limited.

The candidates will be invited to address issues currently affecting the district, including school overcrowding and Midtown East rezoning, which will affect 78 blocks in the district. The candidates include Democrats Jeffrey Mailman, Keith Powers, Bessie Schachter, Martha Speranza, Rachel Honig, Vanessa Aronson, Maria Castro, Barry Shapiro and Alec Hartman.

“The League of Women Voters of the City of New York encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government. The League is pleased to host a forum where voters can get to know the nine candidates and learn their positions on key issues affecting City Council District Four,” said Cathy Gray, League President.

Jennifer J. Raab, President of Hunter College, says “We are pleased to welcome the League of Women Voters, our students, neighbors and the candidates for the New York City Council 4th District primary race to our campus. Hunter College has a long history of involvement within its communities. We strongly believe in the open exchange of ideas, whether it be in the classroom, in our performance spaces, or during a political debate.”

The forum is open to the public.

Be part of the forum! Whether you can attend or not, submit your questions to us below. If you are not in City Council District 4, we will send your questions over to the other organizations holding similar forums in your district.