CANDIDATE BIO

★  Democrat

★  Served as the head of the Board of Education for five terms

★  Comptroller of the City of New York from 2002 - 2010

★  Chair of Governor Cuomo's Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Team (which seeks to promote economic opportunities and eliminate barriers for minority- and women-owned businesses)

MAIN FOCUS

Hiring 2,000 new police officers

MAIN ISSUES

✓  Public Education

✓  Confronting Affordable Housing Crisis

✓  Promoting business growth

✓  Improving access to affordable healthcare

✓  Promoting reliable and affordable transit

✓  Keep Housing more affordable

OUR ISSUES

Education:

 

◉  Believes that education is the key to reducing crime and poverty

◉  Move away from the test preparation system and focus more on critical thinking skills


 

 

Economics:

 

◉  Calling for reform on fare hikes, restore state funding to MTA, opposing bridge tolls over East and Harlem Rivers, and oppose Access- A- Ride fare hikes

◉  Will make the City affordable to all people by creating and preserving 120,000 units of housing over 8 years and also change rent laws, and rehabilitate NYCHA

◉  Thompson wants to ensure economic growth by supporting small business, and increasing education and training opportunities for New Yorkers


 

 

Community Safety Act:

 

◉  Wants to “keep the stop-and-frisk operations as a crime fighting tool”
Supports the Community Safety Act on having an inspector general within the Police Department