Queens Boro Prez for Mayor in 2021?

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (Photo via Queens County Politics)

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is contemplating a run for mayor in 2021, reports Stephen Witt in Queens County Politics.

The news comes as Katz recently sent out emails to potential campaign donors that she is holding a Valentine’s Day fundraiser with an eye towards the 2021 citywide elections.

“Today, I am excited to announce that I have opened up a new citywide campaign committee, Katz 2021, so I can continue to explore how I can serve the city I love long after my tenure as Borough President has ended. With Katz 2021, I’m ready to build a better future for New York City,” wrote Katz.

Queens County Democratic Party boss U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley is hosting the annual Valentine’s Day fundraising event at the swank Manhattan Barrel Room at Park Avenue Tavern on Feb. 12, in which donors can get some of Katz’s love through becoming her “Cupid” at $4,950  a pop, her “Valentine” at $2,500, or purchasing a “Rose” with a $1,000 contribution.

Witt notes that Katz’s entry would change the dynamics in a race that is expected to include City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz and Public Advocate Letitia James.

Go to Queens County Politics to read how Katz has worked to make Queens “the next Brooklyn.”

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