With supporters standing side by side him on the steps of New York City Hall, City Comptroller John Liu announced he was officially submitting his name on the ballot for New York City mayor, reports NY1,
“I, as a proud product of New York City public schools, a proud immigrant, someone who left the private sector for public service, I proudly announce that I’m running to be mayor of the city of New York,” Liu said. “Because this city makes a promise with us, that every single New Yorker has the opportunity to succeed. And I’m going to make damn sure that that promise is fulfilled.”
He promised to stand up to the powerful and entrenched interests. If elected, he would be New York City’s first Asian American mayor.
“Come here, work hard, dream big, and work even harder, and if you do all that, you have a chance to make good,” he said.
Liu’s candidacy is under the shadow of two former aides facing trial next month on campaign finance charges. Liu himself has not been charged in the case.
You can view Liu’s entire speech in NY1,