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Maya Wiley, the Crisis Candidate

Rebecca Traister

Maya Wiley, the Crisis Candidate

2021 New York City Mayoral Election

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Bill de Blasio
Democratic



The 2021 New York City mayoral election will consist of Democratic and Republican primaries on June 22, 2021, followed by a general election on November 2, 2021. The primaries will be the first New York City mayoral election primaries to use ranked-choice, instant-runoff voting, as opposed to the plurality voting of previous primaries.[1]

Incumbent New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is barred from running for a third term by term limits.[2]

Notable candidates include Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former Director of the U.S. OMB Shaun Donovan, former Commissioner of the NYC Dept. of Sanitation Kathryn Garcia, former Citigroup executive Raymond McGuire, NYC Council Member Carlos Menchaca, former social services non-profit CEO Dianne Morales, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, former Commissioner of the NYC Dept. of Veterans' Services Loree Sutton, former counsel to Bill de Blasio Maya Wiley, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. A number of other members of the New York City business and political communities are also running.

  1. ^ Lewis, Rebecca (February 3, 2020). "How ranked-choice voting will work in New York City". City & State New York. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  2. ^ Goodman, J. David (January 28, 2019). "The 2021 New York City Mayoral Race: Coming Soon to a Living Room Near You)". The New York Times.