Eric Adams – Democrat

The story of Eric Adams’ start is straight out of a comic book. After being beaten by police as a teenager, he decided to become a police officer to right the wrongs inflicted upon him. After patrolling city streets for two decades and rising to the rank of captain, Adams entered politics and served in the New York Senate before becoming Brooklyn borough president.

“Adams represents the New York dream more than anything else: rise from nothing to become something,” long-time political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said. “He’s the romantic idea of what New Yorkers have of what their city wants to be.”

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