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State Senator Zellnor Myrie To Run Against Mayor in Primary, Report Says

Myrie (D20) told the New York Times he opened an exploratory committee to start raising funds.
Photo credit: Zellnor Myrie for Senate

Zellnor Myrie, a state senator from Brooklyn, on Wednesday said that he is challenging Mayor Eric Adams in next year’s Democratic primary in New York City.

In an interview with the New York Times, Myrie said the mayor had shown a “failure of competence” and that his administration did not have a full grasp of the nuts and bolts of how city government should work.” He also criticized the mayor’s cuts to libraries, parks and schools, arguing that they were driving families out of the city.

“For too many New Yorkers that I speak to, they’re tired of the showmanship,” he said. “What people want to see are results. They want to see their government working relentlessly to make this city affordable, to make this city safe, to make it livable.”

Myrie, 37, opened an exploratory committee on Wednesday to begin raising money for his campaign. Read more about this story in the New York Times.