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The race to become New York Citynext mayoris one of the most momentous political contests in a generation, with the restoration of the country's largest city at stake. It's also a competition like few before, with a crowded field running mostly virtual campaigns.
Here you can find more information about thetop candidate for mayor, and information abouthow to votein primary education.
Below you will find all the candidates for this year's election.
area codes:22. June
General choice:2. Nov
Eric Adams , 60
District President of Brooklyn; former New York police officer
Mr. Adams is running as a New York worker with deep connections to the city and experience in government. As a police officer, he was an advocate for reform within the force and is a vocal critic of police brutality, but does not affiliate with the Defund the Police movement. He has suggested opening schools all year round. His outspoken manner sometimes gets him in trouble, like last year when he told gentrifiers to "go back to Iowa."
Watch our interviewwith Mr. Adams andRead our profile.
Maya Wiley , 57
Former Advisor to Mayor Bill de Blasio; former Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board; former MSNBC analyst
Ms Wiley says it's time the city elected its first mayor, who is a black woman. A criminal justice expert and a favorite among progressives for her appearances on MSNBC, she wants to reform the police agency and focus on inequality. She proposed a "New Deal" for New York that would create 100,000 jobs. Her work in the de Blasio government may counteract her image as an outsider.
Watch our interviewwith Mrs. Wiley andRead our profile.
Andreas Yang , 46
Former presidential candidate; former non-profit executive director
Mr. Yang has credited his campaign with bold, if unorthodox, ideas. He wants to give 500,000 low-income New Yorkers $2,000 a year — a version of his 2020 presidential campaign campaign for a universal basic income — and he has proposed building a casino on Governors Island. He has a high profile but has come under scrutiny because of his family's move out of town during the pandemic and the work culture in his presidential campaign and businesses.
Watch our interviewwith Mr. Yang andRead our profile.
Kathryn García , 51
Former city health officer
Ms. Garcia is running as a seasoned manager who can lead the city in a crisis. She oversaw the city's massive trash operation and is respected by many in the city government. As part of the de Blasio administration, she helped distribute millions of meals to hungry New Yorkers during the pandemic.
Watch our interviewwith Mrs. Garcia andRead our profile.
Scott M. Stringer , 61
city controller; former borough president of Manhattan
Mr. Stringer has worked in government for years and has indicated that his brand of capable, experienced executive is just what New York needs. A public school parent, he focuses his campaign on affordable housing and early childhood education. He has garnered support from a host of progressive leaders and is the only candidate to previously win citywide office, but he is also a white male at a time when many black, Hispanic and female candidates were elected in the New York area became.
Watch our interviewwith Mr. Stringer andRead our profile.
Raymond J. McGuire , 64
Former Vice Chairman of Citigroup
Mr. McGuire was recruited by members of the city's business community who feel they have not had a voice at City Hall since Michael R. Bloomberg was mayor from 2002 to 2013; They want someone with a financial background to lead the city's financial recovery. His first big proposal during his campaign was the creation of 500,000 good-paying jobs, but progressive voters might be suspicious of any candidate with Wall Street connections.
Watch our interviewwith Mr. McGuire andRead our profile.
Diane Morales , 54
Former non-profit executive director
Ms. Morales has focused her campaign on improving the lives of poor New Yorkers and the working class. She has called for a guaranteed minimum income for many of these residents; Cut in half the $6 billion annual police budget to fund social services; and desegregation of public schools.
Watch our interviewwith Mrs. Morales andRead our profile.
Shaun Donovan , 55
Former Federal Minister for Housing; former White House Treasurer
Mr. Donovan is a veteran of the Obama administration and the Bloomberg administration in New York City, and he has made his federal government connections a centerpiece of his campaign. He has published several policy proposals, including one to create "15-minute neighborhoods" to ensure every New Yorker can access a good school, fresh food, public transit and a park within 15 minutes of their home .
Watch our interviewwith Mr. Donovan andRead our profile.
Newsboy Prince , 28
Former candidate for Congress; rapper
Brooklyn-based Paperboy Prince runs a Universal Basic Income, Abolish Police and Eliminate Rent platform -- a campaign to forgive unpaid rent for those who can't afford it. Last year, the rapper ran to become the first non-binary member of Congress, but lost to Rep. Nydia Velazquez.
Curtis Sliwa , 67
Radio talk show host; Founder of the Guardian Angels
Mr Sliwa said his campaign was about law and order, public safety and quality of life, particularly the return of all three to the city's streets and subways. Calls by some to disappoint the police department have drained morale, Mr Sliwa said. He also criticized proposals by some Democratic candidates to offer some form of universal basic income to the city's poorest residents, but he wants to overhaul the property tax system to make it fairer.
Fernando Mateo , 63
restaurant operators; former head of a professional group for taxi drivers
Mr. Mateo has led groups representing rental drivers and bodega workers and runs a restaurant in the Bronx. He was born in the Dominican Republic and has ties to the city's Latino community. He has been involved in politics for years and was involved in a scandal surrounding Mayor Bill de Blasio's fundraising, but has never been charged.
Isaac Wright jr. , 59
Mr. Wright was wrongly convicted of drug offenses in 1991. The ABC television show For Life is based on his story, and he is a producer on the show, along with rapper 50 Cent. He calls for city control of the subway and desegregation of public schools.
Art Chang , 58
Former CEO at JPMorgan Chase
He ran a voter outreach program and wants to create a universal daycare for all children ages 1 and up to “serve a city of people who live mostly on the fringes”.
Joycelyn Taylor , 55
Managing director of a general contractor
She's running as a working-class New Yorker who grew up in public housing. She wants to cut rent for New Yorkers who can't afford it and convert vacant office buildings into apartments for the homeless.
Aaron Foldenauer , 45
He previously ran for city council in Lower Manhattan and has several ideas for improving the environment, including a "bicycle superhighway" that would run down Third Avenue in Manhattan.
William Pepitone , 53
Mr. Pepitone is a former New York City Police Officer. He didn't qualify for the primary.
Barbara Kavovit , 55
Ms. Kavovit is a construction company founder and is best known for her appearances on the television show The Real Housewives of New York City. She didn't qualify for the primary.
Sara Tirschwell , 55
Ms. Tirschwell, a former Wall Street executive, ended her campaign for mayor on April 14.
Carlos Menchaca , 40
Mr. Menchaca suspended his campaign for mayor on March 24. He is currently a member of the Brooklyn City Council.
Loree Sutton , 61
Ms. Sutton, a retired Army brigadier general and former chief of the city's Department of Veterans Services, dropped out of the race on March 10.
Max Rose , 34
After dropping out of the race in January, Mr. Rose, a former congressman, accepted a job with the Biden administration.
Zach Iscol , 42
Mr Iscol, a Navy veteran and non-profit executive, dropped out of the race in January to run for the city's financial controller.