NYC Comptroller Stringer says his experience, vision make him best candidate for mayor
Scott Stringer has held a number of different titles in his political career, and he’s hoping to add New York City mayor to that list.
Stringer was first elected to the New York State Assembly in 1992 and became Manhattan borough president in 2006. He was elected New York City comptroller in 2013, a position he currently holds.
The Washington Heights native believes he is the person who can rebuild the city from the effects of the pandemic.
“I do believe we have to address immediately the challenge of our small businesses,” Stringer says. “We have lost 2,800 small business that used to be part of our city and they are gone, and we also lost 500,000 jobs in the process, so we have to give every opportunity for our small businesses to hang in.”
Stringer says he has audited the New York City Housing Authority more than any city comptroller ever, and he has exposed the management challenges and lack of repairs within it.
He says he also has a “NYC Under 3 Plan,” which would make child care affordable for New York City residents.
Stringer says he has the vision and skills to be the next mayor, and that he would be ready on day one because of his experience.
Extended interviews with Stringer and the rest of the candidates can be found here.
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