Here’s the city’s plan to make it easier to run for office
New Yorkers will face a massive election season in 2021, with races expected for offices including the mayor, comptroller, public advocate (yes, again), borough president, and 35 open seats on the City Council — including 12 in Brooklyn.
To fill those seats and give voters diverse choices, the city’s Campaign Finance Board is making running for office easier for everyday people.
The agency is welcoming first-time candidates to a training session in Crown Heights on Saturday, part of a five-borough tour the CFB has begun in anticipation of the 2021 elections. Potential candidates will learn how to set up their campaign and, importantly, how to get an essential fundraising boost.