Ask (Some of) the Candidates: Silver, Connor, Squadron, Newell, Henry

Democracy for New York City, the progressive group related to Howard Dean’s Democracy for America, is holding a forum on Sunday, May 18 for the candidates in two upcoming elections: the one for Sheldon Silver’s Assembly seat, and the challenge to State Senator Marty Connor.

And they are asking you (yes, you!) to submit questions online.

Paul Newell and Luke Henry, who are both competing in the Democratic primary against Silver, have confirmed to DFNYC they will attend, although Silver himself won’t be there, as Crain’s reported this morning. According to his campaign spokesman, Jonathan Rosen, Silver “looks forward to getting out on the campaign trail after the legislative session and once we know who all the candidates will be.”

Marty Connor’s spokesman told me “he probably will” attend, but they still have questions about how it’s being organized. His challenger, former Chuck Schumer aide Dan Squadron, told DFNYC he’ll be there.

The event will be held at 127 Norfolk Street from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ask (Some of) the Candidates: Silver, Connor, Squadron, Newell, Henry