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 immigration to see which candidates for mayor most closely match the future you want to see for New York City.

Property Taxes

Uneven property assessments have many homeowners in neighborhoods with lower real estate values paying much more in taxes than those in tonier areas, among other inequities in the system identified by the NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform.

Question 1 of 4

The next mayor will inherit well documented inequities in property tax assessments. What will you do?

Candidates who agree with you

Stock Transfer Tax

New York technically collects a small tax on every stock sale on Wall Street — but for decades the state has refunded that tax in full. A surge in stock trades and wealth generated via NYC-based trading has prompted demands to bring back the tax.

Question 2 of 4

Should NYC resume collecting taxes on stock transfers?

Candidates who agree with you

Pied-a-Terre Tax

State lawmakers have proposed charging an additional tax on property owners in part-time residence, following waves of Manhattan real estate development aimed at investors or well-heeled occasional visitors from around the world.

Question 3 of 4

Should New York impose a “pied a terre” tax on homes that are not a primary residence?

Candidates who agree with you

Taxing the Superwealthy

Meet Your Mayor posed this question to candidates before New York this April increased state tax on income above $1 million to 9.65%, above $5 million to 10.3% and above $25 million to 10.5%.

Question 4 of 4

Will you further tax the ultra wealthy?

Candidates who agree with you

Your Taxes Matches

  • June 8, 2021: Added answer for Ray McGuire on stock transfer tax.
  • May 14, 2021: Added quotes from Andrew Yang, Dianne Morales and Scott Stringer on the stock transfer tax.

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.