The 61-year former police and Democrat Eric Adams easily defeated Republican Curtis Silva to become the next mayor of New York City (NYC). He is the second black mayor in the history of New York City. He will take over as the 110th Mayor of NYC from term limited mayor Bill de Blasio, also a Democrat but one who was becoming somewhat unpopular in the recent past.
Eric Adams stood as a moderate Democrat and said that he was fighters for all New Yorkers. After winning as well as on the campaign trail he had avoided referring to his predecessor and later blamed him for forgetting and neglecting New Yorkers. In his address at a 100 guests election victory party according to a report by the Daily Mail. The party was filled with distinguished guests and celebrities, he said that he would work with all New Yorkers including the financial leaders in New York City.
The Brooklyn and Queens resident has managed to gain support across the city from both labor unions and the wealthy, some of whom attended the victory party and some of the them who endorsed him included
former Google CEO,Eric Schmidt
Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker
Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan
Rapper Ja Rule
Jeffries Financial Group CEO Rich Handle
Kamal Hotchandani and more.
Governor Kathy Hochul, joined the Eric Adams on the victory stage. She congratulated him and promised support and cooperation between city and state officials. The former Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio had a contentious relationship between them.
Republican opponent Curtis Silva, 67, is the founder of the vigilante group Guardian Angels. He came to vote holding Gizmo, a rescue cat. He has 17 cats according to a report by The Daily Mail.
The job of Mayor of New York has been described as the second most difficult job in the nation, after the job of the President of the United States.
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