NYC voters are choosing their next public advocate in a special election

NEW YORK — New York City voters are voting in a special election Tuesday to choose the city's next public advocate, a job that comes with a $165,000 salary, a $3 million budget and a bully pulpit — but little actual power.

Seventeen candidates are in the running, including Democrats Jumaane Williams, the city councilman who ran an unsuccessful but strong race against the state's incumbent lieutenant governor last year, and former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

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