BY: Liliana Rocio, Senior Editor For World Liberty TV
The Following Contenders from the Democratic party and the Republican party are running to become the next Mayor of New York City, below you would learn about each candidate, what their current position is, what kind of political experience they have throughout their years and also what skills they are bringing to become the next mayor of New York City, to replace the current Mayor Bill De Blasio, in 2022.
Eric Adams Age: 60 Current job: Brooklyn borough president Adams, who entered politics after a 22-year career with the NYPD, co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care — a group that spoke out against police brutality from inside the force — while he was an officer. (He himself was beaten by cops as a teenager.) In 2006, he was elected to the State Senate, repping neighborhoods such as Crown Heights, Brownsville, and Park Slope for four terms before becoming borough president in 2013.While serving as the cheerleader-in-chief for Brooklyn, he has cultivated a reputation as a champion for immigrant communities and the needs of small businesses. As a former cop, he has nuanced views on police reform and can perhaps build a coalition of Black New Yorkers and more conservative white voters. His platform so far has zeroed in on public safety and revitalizing the economy. He literally lives at the office. During the early days of the pandemic, Adams set up a makeshift crash pad at Brooklyn Borough Hall, sleeping on a mattress in front of his desk.
Kathryn Garcia Age: 50 Latest job: New York City Sanitation commissioner under Mayor de Blasio Résumé high points: Garcia has worn many hats in the de Blasio administration aside from her day job of overseeing trash and snow clearing: She was tasked with leading the city’s efforts to abate lead-paint exposure in children, named the interim chair and CEO of the New York City Housing Authority for part of 2019, and also served as the city’s emergency “food czar” this year to combat food insecurity for New Yorkers during the pandemic. She is credited with big reforms to the city’s sanitation system, such as overseeing an overhaul to the chaotic private-carting industry (though the rollout of that new system has been delayed by COVID-19) as well as the creation of a curbside electronics-waste-disposal program and an expansion of composting. She’s casting herself as the “crisis manager” that New York City needs during its pandemic recovery.
Ray McGuire Age: 63 Latest job: Vice-chair of Citigroup, McGuire is a total newcomer to city politics. In order to run, he’s leaving his position as one of the highest-ranking and longest-serving Black executives on Wall Street. He has used his position to advocate on racial-justice issues within the corporate world and has called on executives to do more in combating systemic racism. He’s counting on being seen as a financial expert who can steer the city out of a fiscal crisis and not as a player in a banking system that has heightened economic inequality. Where he spends his money: McGuire is a major collector of work by Black artists. He and his wife, Crystal McCrary, are among the top 200 art collectors in the world ranked by ART news.
Scott Stringer: Age: 60 Current job: City comptroller, He represented the Upper West Side in the State Assembly, then served as Manhattan borough president before he was elected as the city’s fiscal watchdog in 2013. More than pushing for one big idea, Stringer has advocated for an array of causes like affordable housing, gun control, women’s reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, and campaign-finance reform. Lately it’s felt like his chief purpose in life is to dunk on de Blasio, calling out the mayor with lawsuits, reports, and press releases for botched programs and initiatives. Steady moderate progressivism. He’s attempting to appeal to Democrats seeking an experienced politician while also looking for votes from the party’s progressive wing. Stringer has taken some heat for his record of approving large real-estate projects like Hudson Yards and the expansion of NYU’s campus.
Andrew Yang,Age 45: Entrepreneur; former presidential candidate in the 2020 ,Democratic primary He performed well in a recent poll, receiving 20 percent of support as the top choice among 1,000 Democratic likely primary voters (despite the fact that he hadn’t yet filed his paperwork to run). Universal basic income. Yang advocated for giving every American $1,000 per month — what he named the “freedom dividend” — when he ran for president. He told the Daily News his New Year’s resolution was to “help New York City get back on its feet” (and to cut down on late-night snacks). Yes, he’s local: Yang was born in Schenectady, went to law school at Columbia, and lives in Hell’s Kitchen.
Maya Wiley Age: 56 Senior vice- president of social justice and professor of urban policy at the New School: She’s a former top counsel for Mayor Bill de Blasio and is a onetime civil-rights attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. She’s also the former chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, the body that weighs claims of misconduct against NYPD officers. She gained a national reputation as a political and legal analyst for MSNBC. Combating systemic racism and police brutality are her bread and butter. Wiley announced her exploration of a bid for mayor three months after the killing of George Floyd in May and has positioned herself, a Black woman, as an avatar for addressing the city’s racial and economic inequities.
Dianne Morales Age: 52: Executive director and CEO of social-services nonprofit Phipps Neighborhoods: She was a founding board member of Jumpstart, a 25-year-old national nonprofit that prepares preschoolers for kindergarten. Morales’s platform is ardently progressive, with ideals like “community control” of the New York City Housing Authority, defunding the NYPD, and enacting a guaranteed minimum income for all city residents. She seeks to become the city’s first Afro-Latina mayor and has cast herself as the community-centric candidate whose advocacy in social justice will elevate the voices of the city’s marginalized. Morales continues to live in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where she was born and raised, and has been working with the local mutual-aid network during the pandemic.
Shaun Donovan Age: 54,Senior strategist to the president of Harvard University:Donovan was secretary of Housing and Urban Development and director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Obama and was the administration’s point man for Hurricane Sand recovery efforts. In New York, he was commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development under Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. Donovan put climate change at the core of his bid for mayor early on, issuing a lengthy policy plan that seeks to double down on the city’s environmental policies. As the city’s biggest contributors of greenhouse-gas emissions, new construction and how buildings are operated would see a spate of environmentally friendly changes under that plan. Design cred: He did a stint as an architect in Italy and has a M.A. in architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard.
The Following Republicans are running against the above democratic candidates.
Curtis Sliwa Age: 66 Current job: Self-appointed crime fighter (a.k.a. founder and CEO of the Guardian Angels) and radio-talk-show host: The Canarsie native founded his watchdog group in 1979, enlisting unarmed volunteers to patrol the streets and subways wearing their signature red jackets and berets.It’s all about being tough on crime and getting attention for it. Sliwa has cast himself as the law-and-order candidate, with plans to reinvigorate the NYPD. He survived being shot at point-blank range in the back of a taxi — an attack thought to be the work of Gambino-crime-family scion John Gotti.
Fernando Mateo Age: 63President of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers and spokesperson for the United Bodegas of America: Most notably, Mateo is a founding member of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers union. He’s a fixture at press conferences and rallies advocating for the city’s cab drivers and bodega workers. Mateo has also rejected calls to defund the police and has said that, as mayor, he would seek to beef up the NYPD’s ranks with more officers. Mateo, who is originally from the Dominican Republic, refers to himself as an “urban Republican” and is leaning on his advocacy work to cast himself as the working man’s candidate. Mateo is the former co-owner of the scandal-plagued Inwood restaurant La Marina, whose owners filed for bankruptcy in 2019 following a chaotic year that included a liquor-license suspension and drug bust.
We have followed all of the candidates on zoom forums, online debates, press conferences while each one of the candidates was running for The Next Mayor of New York City.
As of June 14th 2021, at the early voting, the polls have been showing: 1st place, Eric Adams 24%, 2nd place, Kathryn Garcia 17%, 3rd place, Maya Wiley 15%, 4th place, Andrew Yang 13%, 5th place Scott Stringer 7%, 6th place tie for the following 3 contenders with 3% Ray McGuire, Shaun Donovan and Dianne Morales.
We at World Liberty TV, Political Channels and blogs, after following all of the candidates, on zoom forums, online debates, press conferences and studying their proposals and agenda’s we have to agree fully Eric Adams Brooklyn borough president, is the best person to handle the job as the Next Mayor of New York City, he has a strong a 22-year career with the NYPD, Law Enforcement and would be the best candidate to handle the crime and safety of New York City, which is desperately needed immediately. For that reason, we at World Liberty TV, is officially endorsing Eric Adams for Mayor of New York City.
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