Meet Your Mayor


Answer the questions below to see which candidates for NYC mayor agree with you most

Welcome to Meet Your Mayor, which shows you how the candidates’ stands fit with your take on the issues that matter most to New Yorkers.

If you’re new to Meet Your Mayor, learn more about how it works and what to expect now through the June 22 primary.

Answer the following four questions on leadership to see which candidates for mayor most closely match the future you want to see for New York City.

Hiring Campaign Donors

NYC’s current mayor routinely appointed campaign donors to advisory boards and decision-making bodies, including those doing business deals with city government.

Question 1 of 4

Should NYC’s next mayor appoint campaign contributors to boards, commissions and other posts?

Candidates who agree with you

Nonprofit Fundraising

Mayors are allowed to raise private dollars for their city-linked nonprofits, with a requirement to disclose contributors. NYC’s current mayor was investigated (and cleared) by federal prosecutors after accepting funds from donors who sought City Hall help.

Question 2 of 4

Should city officials be able to raise funds from private donors for affiliated nonprofit entities?

Candidates who agree with you

Management Style

We asked the candidates to identify their preferred approach in running an organization.

Question 3 of 4

Which of the following leadership styles will best serve NYC’s next mayor?

Candidates who agree with you

City Council Relationship

NYC’s current mayor has never vetoed a single bill from the City Council, preferring to negotiate behind the scenes to advance, hold back or reshape proposed legislation. Past mayors have used their veto often.

Question 4 of 4

Should NYC’s next mayor veto any bills presented by the City Council?

Candidates who agree with you

Your Leadership Matches

  • June 8, 2021: Updated Ray McGuire’s answers on nonprofit fundraising and management style and added answer on city council relationship.

Reporting by Ann Choi and Mónica Cordero, development by Will Welch, editing by Alyssa Katz. Candidate images from Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY, Alejandro Durán/THE CITY, Shutterstock and campaign websites.