A snapshot of top-tier NYC mayoral candidates in June’s primary election

While the majority of the mayoral candidates are Democrats, there are two Republicans running: Curtis Sliwa, the founder of the Guardian Angels and Fernando Mateo, a spokesperson for the Federation of Taxi Drivers and United Bodegas of America. Their first debate proved feisty including the now-famous line by Mateo to Sliwa: “I have enough dirt to cover your body 18 feet over!”

New York City’s primary Democratic mayoral ballot reflects a dozen candidates; however, we’re focusing on the top eight contenders based on polling data.

Eric Adams, 60

— Democrat

— Graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Marist College.

— Former Captain in the NYPD. Currently Brooklyn Borough President

— Resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant

— Campaign website

Shaun Donovan, 55

New York City mayoral candidate, Shaun Donovan

— Democrat

— Graduate of Harvard

— Former Commissioner of NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development under Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary of HUD under President Obama

— Resident of Boerum Hill in Brooklyn

— Campaign website

Kathryn Garcia, 50

New York City mayoral candidate, Kathryn Garcia

— Democrat

— Graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison

— Former Commissioner of New York City Sanitation Department

— Resident of Park Slope, Brooklyn

— Campaign website

Ray McGuire, 64

New York City mayoral candidate, Ray McGuire

— Democrat

— Graduate of Harvard

— Longtime investment banker, most recently global co-head of investment banking for Citigroup.

— Resident of the Upper West Side

— Campaign website

Dianne Morales, 54

New York City mayoral candidate, Dianne Morales

— Democrat

— Graduate of Stony Brook, Columbia, and Harvard

— Nonprofit administrator

— Resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

— Campaign website

Scott Stringer, 60

New York City mayoral candidate, Scott Stringer

— Democrat

— Graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

— Former New York State Assemblyman, Manhattan Borough President. Currently, NYC Comptroller

— Resident of the Financial District

— Campaign website

Maya Wiley, 57

New York City mayoral candidate, Maya Wiley

— Democrat

— Graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia Law School

— Formerly served as the board chair of the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board and counsel to the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio

— Resident of Flatbush, Brooklyn

— Campaign website

Andrew Yang, 46

New York City mayoral candidate, Andrew Yang

— Democrat

— Graduate of Brown University and Columbia Law School

— Tech executive and former Democratic candidate for the White House

— Resident of Hell’s Kitchen

— Supports a localized version of Universal Basic Income

— Campaign website

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Source (Ny Daily news)

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