Brad Hoylman, former three-term chair of local Community Board 2 who went on to become New York State Senator, a position he currently holds, has announced plans for a 2021 run for Manhattan Borough President.
Hoylman was chair of C.B. 2 when this blog started (2008) and as NYS Senator made strong statements in opposition to a private conservancy at Washington Square Park. Hoylman’s district includes Greenwich Village, Midtown, Hell’s Kitchen, East Village and Chelsea. It’s always felt like Hoylman’s heart was in the city and so it’s not entirely surprising he is entering this race although there is tough competition.
Via West Village Patch:
After nearly eight years in Albany, State Sen. Brad Hoylman is jumping into city politics, entering a competitive race for Manhattan borough president in 2021.
Hoylman, 54, represents much of Midtown, Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea and Greenwich Village. He is running to succeed term-limited Borough President Gale Brewer, joining a race that already includes Upper East Side City Councilman Ben Kallos and Uptown Councilman Mark Levine.
Elizabeth Caputo, a former Community Board 7 chair, has also filed paperwork to run but has not yet announced her bid.
“I’ll be running on my record of accomplishments, and it’s not just about press releases or sound bites or tweets, it’s about getting things done and being a champion for the borough and providing a plan for the future,” Hoylman told the New York Daily News after announcing his campaign Monday.
Photo (2013) l-to-r C.B. 2 Chair David Gruber, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Brad Hoylman, daughter Stella, City Council Member Margaret Chin, NY State Assemblymember Deborah Glick – opening Adrienne’s Garden: Cathryn
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Previously at Washington Square Park Blog: