The first televised debate for the New York City Comptroller candidates will be held Thursday night, offering New Yorkers a chance to consider who is best prepared to tackle the pressing financial issues facing the city post-pandemic. With a heated mayoral race and virtually every other city office up for grabs this election cycle, comptroller candidates have had a hard time grabbing New Yorkers’ attention. Now it’s their moment in the spotlight.

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Thursday’s debate—co-hosted by WNYC, Spectrum News NY1, and The City—offers voters the chance to hear how the eight leading candidates plan to help the city’s economy and small businesses recover, protect the city’s public pension funds, keep an eye on how state and federal stimulus money is spent, and update or reform the office itself. The city’s comptroller doesn’t determine how funds are spent but rather ensures money is spent as intended—the office audits city agencies and departments and approves contracts.


The debate is Thursday, June 10th from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It will be live on Spectrum NY1’s television channel and streamed on their website. WNYC will be streaming the debate live at as well as on 93.9 FM. You can also watch it below: