Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has officially placed his name in the running to be the next mayor.
“We deserve a city government that actually believes in our neighborhoods and sees things the way we do,” said de Blasio at his announcement on Sunday, January 27 outside his Park Slope home.
Photo courtesy of the Office of Bill de Blasio
“I stand before this city today as someone seeking to be a mayor of our neighborhoods — good, clean, strong, safe neighborhoods,” said the Democratic candidate, flanked by his wife and son.
Throughout his career, de Blasio has fought to expand early childhood education, tenants’ rights and job opportunities, according to his campaign website.
“We can only get to a better place by declaring, ‘this is our city and this government works for us,’” he said.
Supporters gathered outside of Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope home to hear his announcement for mayor. (Photo courtesy of Twitter/@deBlasioNYC )