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Andrew Yang

Yang, 46, is a businessman who has worked with startups and early stage growth companies and founded Venture for America, a nonprofit organization focused on creating jobs in struggling cities. He mounted an unsuccessful bid for the presidency during the 2020 election on a platform calling for universal basic income.

 Barbara Kavovit

Kavovit, 55, is the founder of Evergreen Construction. She has also appeared as a guest on the reality show Real Housewives of New York.

Eric Adams

Adams, 60, has served as the Brooklyn Borough President since 2014. He worked as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department for more than two decades, retiring at the rank of captain. He later served in the State Senate, and became the first person of color to chair its Homeland Security Committee.

Loree Sutton

 Sutton, 61, is a retired brigadier general who served as the Army’s highest-ranking psychiatrist. The decorated officer has received numerous awards including the Bronze Star. She has also previously worked as Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Veterans’ Services. 

Kathryn Garcia 

Garcia, 50, served as the 43rd Commissioner of the New York City Sanitation Department from 2014 to 2020. She previously held roles as the chief operating officer of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the interim chair and chief executive officer of the New York City Housing Authority.

Dianne Morales 


Morales, 53, was CEO of a Bronx social services non-profit called Phipps Neighborhoods until she stepped down to run for mayor. The Harvard grad supports defunding the police and is running on a progressive platform.

Ray McGuire 

McGuire, 64, is a businessman and former executive of executive at Citigroup. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and is campaigning on a pledge to fix the economy and end racial unrest.


 Shaun Donovan 

Donovan, 55, pictured left, served as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 2009 to 2014 in the Obama administration, and as the Director of the US Office of Management and Budget from 2014 to 2017.

Scott Stringer

Stringer, 60, has served as New York City’s 44th Comptroller since 2014. He previously served 13 years as a New York State Assemblyman, representing the Upper West Side, and as the 26th borough president of Manhattan.

Carlos Menchaca

Menchaca, left, represents New York City Council District 38 – which includes Sunset Park, Red Hook, Greenwood Heights, and portions of Borough Park, Dyker Heights and Windsor Terrace. He is New York State’s first Mexican-American elected official and Brooklyn’s first openly gay office holder, according to the city council website.

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