NYC mayoral race: here are the candidates and what you need to know
Employment: Brooklyn Borough President
Employment: Former Managing Director of JPMorgan Chase and Entrepreneur
Employment: Senior strategist and advisor overseeing the expansion of the Harvard University campus
A former cabinet member of the Obama administration, Donovan served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the 2008 housing market crisis, then director of the Office of Management and Budget. He’s working on a platform to build “15-minute neighborhoods,” a plan that aims to provide New Yorkers with schools, transportation and food within 15 minutes of their homes. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Donovan was commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development under former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Donovan has been criticized by his rivals for an independent spending group almost entirely funded by his father.
A lawyer who has practiced labor litigation and electoral law, Foldenauer’s platform seeks to rebuild New York City’s economy with a focus on small businesses and landowners. Foldenauer hopes to revamp New York City tourism, has a plan for healthy eating, and would like to create an SMS service for subway riders to report incidents. Foldenauer ran for New York City Council in Lower Manhattan but lost in 2017.
Employment: Former New York City Sanitation Commissioner
The campaign of the former investment banker and Citigroup executive is focused on fueling an economic rebound and his platform includes a jobs accelerator to bring 50,000 jobs back to New York City. McGuire, a black man, says his lived experience qualifies him to adopt a renewed policy of public safety and justice in New York City. Raised by a single mother in Dayton, Ohio, McGuire previously served on the boards of the Citi Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Citigroup, and De La Salle Academy, a small private school in New York City. McGuire does not participate in the city’s generous matching fund program.
Employment: Executive Director and CEO of Phipps Neighborhoods
As a former nonprofit executive and teacher at a New York City public school, Morales wants to secure housing for New York City residents and desegregate the city’s public schools and called for ” fund the police; finance people ”. A single mother, Morales has worked to help create supportive communities for youth, including homeless youth. The daughter of Puerto Rican parents raised in Brooklyn, Morales would be the city’s first Afro-Latina mayor. His campaign, however, has recently been hampered by infighting between staff and the departure of his campaign manager. If elected, Morales would be the city’s first female mayor.
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Employment: Rapper, former Congress candidate
Prince, a non-binary rapper, wants to give New Yorkers $ 2,000 a month of universal basic income, offers three-and-a-half-day work weeks and universal healthcare, seeks to end homelessness and wants to turn the New York Police Department into a “love team”. Prince ran for Congress in New York’s 7th District last year, but lost in the primary to 14-term Nydia Velázquez.
Employment: New York City Comptroller
The New York City Comptroller’s campaign focuses on his experience with city-wide government. As a controller since 2013, Stringer is responsible for the finances of the Big Apple and has managed the city’s five public pension funds. Prior to that, Stringer was a member of the New York State Assembly and president of the Manhattan Borough. Its platform includes early childhood education and the creation of a “head of health” to focus on public health. A graduate of New York City Public Schools and the CUNY System, Stringer made his debut in politics as an assistant to Jerry Nadler, who at the time was a member of the New York State Assembly. In April, Stringer was accused of sexual harassment by a former political ally. He denied the allegations, which led some prominent supporters to withdraw their support. He retained the support of a number of high level unions.
Employment: Businesswoman and founder of an association
Employment: Former civil rights lawyer and legal analyst
Isaac Wright Jr.
Employment: Lawyer, company manager
Wright operates on a platform focused on working class communities with plans to raise the minimum wage and expand affordable housing with homeownership opportunities for all New York residents. After being wrongly convicted and incarcerated, Wright continued his law studies and became a lawyer. He is also the executive producer of ABC’s “For Life”, a fictional television show based on his life story.
Employment: Businessman, former 2020 presidential candidate
Employment: Activist and founder of the Guardian Angels
The political activist and radio show host has long been a controversial and outspoken critic of New York crime and has focused much of his campaigning on his recent peak. Sliwa, who founded the Guardian Angels, a group of volunteers who patrol New York’s subways and across the country, says he wants to “pay off the police” and his platform includes a tax plan that would cut taxes land. Sliwa also believes in the need for vocational programs in New York high schools.