- Scott M. Stringer[D, WF]
- John Burnett[R, C, SC]
- Julia Willebrand[G]
- Richard Bozulich*[WV]
- Hesham El-Meligy*[LBT]
- John Studer*[SW]
Party Enrolled In: Democratic
Current Occupation: Manhattan Borough President, 2006 to present
Previous Occupation(s): New York State Assemblymember, District 67
Education: B.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Organizational Affiliations: N/A
Prior Public Experience: Manhattan Borough President, 2006 to present; New York State Assemblymember, District 67, 1992 to 2005
1. What is the most important issue in the city you would address if elected?
I will work tirelessly to ensure the City's fiscal health and safeguard every tax dollar. I will aggressively examine city spending, rooting out waste and inefficiency. I will work to grow our pension funds through responsible investments and strengthen oversight of city contracts to prevent fraud and abuse.
2. What other important issues would you address if elected?
I will bring new standards of transparency and accountability to government, as I have done throughout my career in public service. From critical oversight of the city budget to auditing agency performance, I will ensure government is working in the best interest of tax payers. I will work to diversify our economy and create jobs for middle class and working families in all five boroughs by finding new ways to support growth opportunities.
3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?
Throughout my 20 years in public service, I have been a progressive, reform Democrat who has achieved real results. As Borough President, I exposed out-of-control city spending on outside consultants that cost New Yorkers millions. I uncovered serious failures by the Department of Education in forecasting student enrollment, spurring the construction of badly needed new schools. In a victory for tenants, millions of dollars were secured to repair elevators in public housing after I exposed that 75 percent were failing inspections. As Comptroller, I will bring this same integrity, independence and commitment to standing up for the people of this City.
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- C = Conservative
- D = Democratic
- G = Green
- LBT = Libertarian
- R = Republican
- SC = School Choice
- SW = Socialist Worker
- WV = War Veterans
- WF = Working Families