Eric Adams is the new mayor of New York City

Eric Adams is the new mayor of New York City

Democratic U.S. candidate Eric Adams, a former New York City Police Department captain, won the election for mayor. Adams won more than 66 percent of the vote after counting 78 percent of the ballots. His main rival, Republican Curtis Plumlee, won the support of more than 28 percent of voters.

According to his campaign statements, Adams plans to appoint a woman as the city’s police chief. The new mayor also plans to optimize law enforcement funding through advanced technology.

In addition, Eric Adams intends to reduce fines for small businesses and eliminate the interracial gap in health care delivery.

Eric Adams became the second African-American to serve as mayor of the most populous city in the United States. The first was David Dinkins, who led New York City from 1990 to 1993. The inauguration of the new mayor is scheduled for Jan. 1, 2022.

Adams’ predecessor Bill de Blasio served as mayor of New York for eight years.

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