|Mayor-elect of New York City|
January 1, 2022
|Succeeding||Bill de Blasio|
|18th Borough President of Brooklyn|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Marty Markowitz|
|Member of the New York State Senate|
from the 20th district
January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2013
|Preceded by||Carl Andrews|
|Succeeded by||Jesse Hamilton|
Eric Leroy Adams
September 1, 1960
New York City, U.S.
|Political party||Democratic (before 1997, 2001–present)|
|Domestic partner||Tracey Collins|
|Education||New York City College of Technology (AA)|
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (BA)
Marist College (MPA)
|Department||New York City Police Department|
1994 Congressional campaign
2021 Mayor of New York City campaign
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. 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. Adams will become mayor at midnight on January 1, 2022.
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