Eric Adams

Eric Adams
Nancy Pelosi and Eric Adams at the Speaker's Balcony (cropped).jpg
Mayor-elect of New York City
Assuming office
January 1, 2022
SucceedingBill de Blasio
18th Borough President of Brooklyn
Assumed office
January 1, 2014
Preceded byMarty Markowitz
Member of the New York State Senate
from the 20th district
In office
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2013
Preceded byCarl Andrews
Succeeded byJesse Hamilton
Personal details
Born
Eric Leroy Adams

(1960-09-01) September 1, 1960 (age 61)
New York City, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic (before 1997, 2001–present)
Other political
affiliations
Republican (1997–2001)[1]
Domestic partnerTracey Collins[2]
Children1
EducationNew York City College of Technology (AA)
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (BA)
Marist College (MPA)
WebsiteBorough website
Campaign website
Police career
DepartmentFlag of the New York City Police Department.svg New York City Police Department
Service years1984–2006
RankCaptain

Eric Leroy Adams (born September 1, 1960) is an American politician and retired police officer who is the mayor-elect of New York City. He is currently the 18th borough president of Brooklyn.

Adams served as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department for over two decades, retiring at the rank of captain. He served in the New York State Senate from 2006 to 2013, representing the 20th Senate district in Brooklyn. In November 2013, Adams was elected Brooklyn Borough President. He was reelected in November 2017 and is the first African American to hold the position.

On November 17, 2020, Adams announced his candidacy for mayor of New York City. Early polls showed Adams trailing only Andrew Yang, who benefited from name recognition from his 2020 Democratic presidential run.[3] On July 6, 2021, the Associated Press declared Adams the winner of the 2021 Democratic mayoral primary. Adams defeated Republican Curtis Sliwa in the general election in a landslide victory.[4][5][6] Adams will become mayor at midnight on January 1, 2022.

  1. ^ Barkan, Ross (February 6, 2020). "The "Shocking" and Unpredictable Political Journey of Eric Adams". Gothamist.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference AdamsHomeTour was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Nia Prater= (April 19, 2021). "Andrew Yang Leads NYC Mayoral Race in New Poll". Intelligencer. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  4. ^ "Eric Adams poised to be New York's next mayor". Reuters. July 7, 2021.
  5. ^ Miller, Ryan (July 7, 2021). "Eric Adams is poised to be New York City's next mayor. Who is he?". USA Today.
  6. ^ Doherty, Erin (November 2, 2021). "Eric Adams wins New York City mayoral race". Axios. Retrieved November 2, 2021.

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