Eric Adams

American politician and retired police officer
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Eric Leroy Adams (born September 1, 1960) is an American politician. Adams is the Mayor-elect of New York City. He is the Borough President of Brooklyn, New York City. Before, he was a Democratic State Senator in the New York Senate, representing the 20th Senate District. On November 5, 2013, Adams was elected Brooklyn Borough President, the first African-American to hold the position.

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
Succeeded byAntonio Reynoso (elect)
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
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
Years of service1984–2006
RankCaptain insignia gold.svg Captain

Before entering politics, Adams was a police officer in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for 22 years.[2] He started in the New York City Transit Police. He co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, an advocacy group for black police officers, and often spoke out against police brutality and racial profiling.[3]

In November 2020, Adams announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York City in the 2021 election. On July 6, Associated Press annouced that he won the Democratic primary.[4] Adams was elected mayor on November 2, 2021.[5]

Adams supports cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. On November 4th, 2021, he tweeted that he wants to take his first three paychecks as Mayor in bitcoin, and that New York City would be "the center of the cryptocurrency industry and other fast-growing, innovative industries." [6]. He also believes young students should be taught about cryptocurrency. He said "We must open our schools to teach the technology, to teach this new way of thinking when it comes down to paying for goods and services." [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Barkan, Ross (February 6, 2020). "The "Shocking" and Unpredictable Political Journey of Eric Adams". Gothamist.
  2. Devereaux, Ryan (May 18, 2012). "NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Lawsuit Gets Class Action Status". The Rutherford Institute. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  3. Wansley, Terrance. "100 BLACKS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT WHO CARE". Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  4. Matthews, Karen (6 July 2021). "Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in NYC's mayoral race". Associated Press. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  5. "Democrat Eric Adams wins New York City mayoral election". AP NEWS. 2021-11-02. Retrieved 2021-11-03.
  6. Sigalos, MacKenzie. "Incoming New York mayor Eric Adams vows to take first three paychecks in bitcoin". CNBC.com. CNBC. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  7. Agustin, Francis. "New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams says schools should teach about cryptocurrency". businessinsider.com. Insider Inc. Retrieved 23 November 2021.