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.
Carl Person

Party Enrolled In: Green Party

Current Occupation: Attorney representing homeowners and small businesses in defending against foreclosures and for other debt relief; and small businesses in commercial litigation

Previous Occupation(s): Created a career field and related instruction (600,000 paralegals) by founding and managing for 18 years the 1st paralegal school in the US open to college graduates. School was licensed and accredited to teach broad-based technology

Education: High school dropout. After 3 years in Army, graduated magna cum laude from LIU in Brooklyn; then from Harvard Law School, with "Wall Street" tax and business course electives

Organizational Affiliations: Loose alliances with organizations to assist in debt relief; and to create jobs, small business opportunities and prosperity for individuals and small communities

Prior Public Experience: Came in 3rd for NYS Attorney General with 37,000 votes during 2010, and sought a nomination for US President during 2012

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

Offering free 1-year training to all NYC residents (high school seniors, and for all adults, in an adult education program) to enable graduates to obtain jobs anywhere in the US at $25-60/hr (or $80-$100/hr as independent contractors). New internet and computer technology require public schools to change their curriculum to enable NYC residents and small businesses to obtain good jobs, have small business opportunities, and prosper. Curriculum at carlperson.com/resume03


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

Reduced business regulation. Financial transparency with all payments fully disclosed in a website. Workable public campaign financing. Free public transportation (paid from resulting revenues).


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

I've had 50 years of experience in small business and career-oriented education, and understand the education program needed in NYC to create good paying jobs for NYC's residents. To solve the economic problems for most NYC residents, we should create good jobs first, then worry about college.


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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