New York is the epicenter of a health crisis with devastating financial consequences and New Yorkers are fighting to protect not only their homes but also their jobs and their small businesses. COVID-19 has brought major changes to New York’s economy and disrupted many of the businesses New Yorkers work for and rely on. Jobs are being lost and cut at a record pace; people are not able to get services needed. This has a ripple effect including the loss of tax revenue which made lead to cuts in police, education or health care. What can be done to help the people, the small businesses and the city and state itself?
Scott M. Stringer
New York City Comptroller
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has spent his career in public service fighting to ensure that every New Yorker has a fair shot to make it in our city. Over the last two decades, Mr. Stringer has been a champion for progressive solutions to our City’s biggest challenges – fighting for a $15 minimum wage, access to affordable child care, and for the dramatic expansion of affordable housing – while working to promote the City’s long-term fiscal health. Born and raised in Washington Heights, Mr. Stringer attended local public schools and graduated from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1992, where he represented Manhattan’s West Side for 13 years. In 2006, he became Manhattan Borough President, and was elected Comptroller in 2013. He and his wife, Elyse, live with their two sons, Maxwell and Miles, in Manhattan.