Party Enrolled In: Republican
Current Occupation: Full-time candidate
Previous Occupation(s): Chairman & CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Deputy Mayor and Budget Director, Giuliani Administration; Executive Vice President, Madison Square Garden & Cablevision; Investment Banker
Education: Georgetown University, BS 1976; Harvard Business School, MBA 1980
Organizational Affiliations: CUNY, Member Board of Trustees
Prior Public Experience: Budget Director and Deputy Mayor for Operations, Giuliani Administration; Chairman & CEO, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
1. What is the most important issue in the city you would address if elected?
Creating jobs and a vibrant, diversified economy is the key to our City's success. Government can't create jobs, but it is responsible for creating an environment for job growth. Our government must operate more efficiently while reducing taxes and the burdensome regulations and fines that are strangling small businesses. We must focus on fostering emerging industries to create quality, good-paying jobs in all five boroughs.
2. What other important issues would you address if elected?
Reforming government must be a top priority. We need ethics reform to get rid of corrupt politicians and educational reform to improve our schools. Public safety is also critical to our quality of life. We must ensure the NYPD has the necessary tools and resources to keep us safe from terrorists and violent criminals.
3. What makes you the best candidate for this office?
The next Mayor needs to have the experience and vision to lead New York City on Day One. Our City is a $70 billion enterprise with more than 300,000 employees. I am the only candidate with vast experience leading complex organizations in both the private and public sectors. I have been fortunate to serve the people of this City through some of our best times of growth and transformation, but also through some of our biggest challenges, like 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy. I believe our best days are ahead and as Mayor, I will use my common sense, my vision and my experience to lead New York City forward.
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- 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