Mayor - General Election

 

Endorsed Candidate

 

Michael R. Bloomberg (R, I-Jobs/Education)

 

  

 

Michael R. Bloomberg's questionnaire

 

Age: 67; Occupation: Mayor since 2002

 

Education: Harvard University (M.B.A.); John Hopkins University (B.S.)

 

Campaign website: http://www.mikebloomberg.com/

 

Citizens Union supports the reelection of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a decision that the organization did not make easily given the importance of the issues that lie ahead and how disappointed Citizens Union was by Mayor Bloomberg’s decision to reverse his position on the issue of term limits and seek a change to the city charter that overturned the twice voter-enacted law.  Mayor Bloomberg, however, has enacted desired political reforms and strongly led the city, especially during this most recent difficult economic time. The Mayor has also indicated that he now is open to considering giving the Civilian Complaint Review Board the power to prosecute its cases. Citizens Union believes, that among those running for mayor, the most capable candidate to serve as mayor remains Michael Bloomberg.


Steven Christopher (C)


  


Candidate did not return questionnaire.


Campaign website: http://www.christopher09.com

Joseph Dobrian (D)


  


Candidate did not return questionnaire.


Campaign website: http://www.dobrianformayor.com/

Dan Fein (Socialist Worker)


  


Candidate did not return questionnaire.


Campaign website: Not available.

 

 

Jimmy McMillan (Rent Is Too High)


  


Candidate did not return questionnaire.


Campaign website: http://www.mcmillan09.org/




Billy Talen (Green)


  


Candidate did not return questionnaire.


Campaign website:http://www.voterevbill.org

 


 

Bill Thompson (D, WF)

 

  

 

Bill Thompson's questionnaire

 

Age: 56; Occupation: Comptroller since 2002

 

Education: Tufts University (B.A.)

 

Campaign website: http://www.thompson2009.com/

 

 

Bill Thompson has served the city well and admirably as city comptroller and president of the former Board of Education where he put education governance on a path toward reform. His voice last year was also clear and welcomed in opposing the extension of term limits through legislation. While Citizens Union preferred Comptroller Thompson during the Democratic primary election, he has not sufficiently articulated his priorities, policy proposals and governance style as strongly or in as much detail as Citizens Union expects from a mayoral candidate. He has not given us a clear enough idea of what he would do as the mayor of New York other than not to be Bloomberg - and for Citizens Union, that is not sufficient for the challenges our city faces.

 

Francisca Villar (Socialim & Lib)


  

 

Candidate did not return questionnaire.


Campaign website: http://www.pslweb.org/site/PageServer?pagename=votepsl_home