2013 Voter Guide

Candidates for Mayor

* If there is an asterisk next to a candidate's name, s/he did not submit a profile or record a video.
Jack D. Hidary
Common Sense, Jobs & Education

Party Enrolled In: None

Current Occupation: Entrepreneur

Previous Occupation(s): Chairman and CEO of Dice.com (NYSE: DHX)

Education: Studied at Columbia University, Stanley Fellowship in Clinical Neuroscience at the National Institute of Health (NIH)

Organizational Affiliations: XPrize.org, Google X Labs, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), East Side Community High School

Prior Public Experience: None

1. What is the most important issue in the city you would address if elected?

Too many New Yorkers are out of work, or are struggling to make ends meet with low-paying jobs. NYC has an unemployment rate of over 9%, which is higher than the national average. My five-point plan will create thousands of new jobs in NYC and provide training for New Yorkers to upgrade to high-paying positions. As an entrepreneur, I have the unique experience needed to grow New York's economy. My first company, Dice.com, has connected more than five million people to their jobs. As a Brooklyn native I believe that we must create economic opportunity not only in the five boroughs.


2. What other important issues would you address if elected?

For NYC to continue to grow, we also need great schools, a safe city and affordable housing. A great education is the key to every child's future, but our schools are failing too many of our kids. Having spent years working in education, my plan will innovate the classroom experience and deliver job-ready graduates. A safe city is key to maintaining a record 52 million tourists coming to New York each year and fueling our economy. Finally, affordable housing is critical to keeping low and middle-income families in NYC who are being squeezed out by the high cost of living.


3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?

I am not a career politician. I am an entrepreneur who has launched and run several successful business including the nation's leading IT job website, which is a publicly listed company. My strong management experience, combined with my work in schools and low-income economic development has prepared me to lead NYC into an exciting future.


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Party Key
  • AT = Affordable Tmrw
  • CS = Common Sense
  • C = Conservative
  • D = Democratic
  • FE = Flourish
  • F = Freedom
  • G = Green
  • I = Independence
  • JE = Jobs & Education
  • LBT = Libertarian
  • REF = Reform
  • RTH = Rent is 2 Damn High
  • R = Republican
  • SC = School Choice
  • SW = Socialist Worker
  • SF = Students First
  • TWS = Tax Wall Street
  • T2H = Taxes 2 High
  • WV = War Veterans
  • WF = Working Families