August 21, 2012 : DNAinfo : BY ANDREA SWALEC
West Village, New York – Three New Yorkers hoping to succeed popular State Sen. Tom Duane faced the public in a lively debate Monday night that many spectators said swayed them toward backing former Community Board 2 Chair Brad Hoylman.
Hoylman, who Duane has endorsed as his replacement, squared off against Hell’s Kitchen activist and bar owner Tom Greco and public school teacher and former Yonkers NAACP leader Tanika Inlaw.
All three Democratic candidates for the 27th District seat — which represents Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, the Upper West Side and parts of the East Village — shared priorities including campaign finance reform, the protection of LGBT rights and the protection of affordable housing.
But Hoylman said his 15-year track record with CB2, the Community Service Society and the Village Independent Democrats distinguished him from his opponents.