First Official Democratic Mayoral Primary Debate Will Be Held Thursday, May 13

The first Democratic mayoral primary debate of the 2021 elections will be held on Thursday, May 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Spectrum News NY1 is co-hosting this debate with WNYC - Gothamist, The City, Citizens Union, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Social Work Votes.

Candidates Appearing:

  • Eric Adams
  • Shaun Donovan
  • Kathryn Garcia
  • Ray McGuire
  • Dianne Morales
  • Scott Stringer
  • Maya Wiley
  • Andrew Yang

How to Tune In:

TV: Spectrum News NY1 | Spectrum Noticias NY1

Radio: WNYC 93.9 FM | AM 820 |


TV Simulcast:

  • NYC Gov TV Channel 25.2
  • Channel 74 on Spectrum and Altice
  • Channel 24 on FiOs
  • Channel 81 on RCN

Moderator: Errol Louis, NY1 News


  • Brian Lehrer, WNYC
  • Josefa Velazquez, The City

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, the debate will be conducted remotely.

Reminder: This primary election will use Ranked Choice Voting. That means you can rank up to five candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one. Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting.

For more information on Candidate Debate, please visit the NYCCFB 2021 NYC Debate Program.






















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