As dozens of candidates line up to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio, we’re breaking down key information about some of the contenders before you cast your vote this year.

Name: Eric Adams

Age: 60

Party: Democratic Party

Race: New York City Mayor

Background: Brooklyn borough president, former state senator, former NYPD captain

Key positions:

  • Highlights importance of public safety but wants to have civilian workers take over non-crime-fighting jobs
  • Focused attention on helping small businesses around the city
  • Wants to focus on desegregating the school system while also expanding choices for school and instruction

Eric Adams on "You Decide with Errol Louis":

In an April 2021 appearance on the "You Decide with Errol Louis" podcast, Eric Adams discussed how his time in the NYPD shaped his ideas around police reform.

More information about this candidate:

Public safety and equality: Priorities of mayoral candidate Eric Adams

See Eric Adams’s Twitter

See Eric Adams’s website


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