Public Health Mayor Forum Coming Up in NYC

December 31, 2012 Updated: December 31, 2012
Five mayoral candidates discuss education and potential policies in November. (Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The next in a series of forums where mayoral candidates lay out their views and prospective policies on different issues is a forum on public health on Jan. 16.

Previous forums have included one where candidates discussed the education system. 

The next mayor of New York City will be chosen in 2013 and takes office on Jan. 1, 2014, succeeding three-term mayor Michael Bloomberg.

State Senator Malcolm Smith (Center), pictured here in 2011, is one of those who has either officially entered or is contemplating entering the field of candidates vying to be the next mayor of New York City. (Phoebe Zheng/The Epoch Times)

A host of sponsoring organizations, including Planned Parenthood of NYC Action Fund, Committee of Interns and Residents, and Doctors Council SEIU have invited all prospective candidates, unlike the previous forums. New additions to the field, or candidates that haven’t been invited to previous forums, include Adolfo Carrion, former Bronx borough president; John Catsimatis, owner of Gristedes Foods; George McDonald, founder and president of The Doe Fund; Joseph Lhota, soon to be former chairman and CEO of the MTA; and Malcom Smith, state senator.

The other candidates at the moment are William Thompson, former comptroller; John Liu, the embattled current comptroller; Christine Quinn, speaker of City Council; Tom Allon, owner of Manhattan Media; and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

RSVP for the event here and go here to submit a question to be asked during the forum.

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