Cocktails and Conversation with Public Advocate and Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio
On September 22nd our guest was New York City public advocate Bill de Blasio, one of the leading candidates to succeed Michael Bloomberg as Mayor.
As public advocate, Mr. de Blasio is the city's ombudsman and second-highest elected official, responsible for monitoring and reviewing city agencies. He is also an ex-officio member of all City Council committees with the power to introduce legislation. As such he is an important participant in the legislative process. Prior to his position as public advocate, Mr. de Blasio was a three-term member of the New York City Council, representing District 39 in Brooklyn.