The Independence Party of New York City has endorsed Adolfo Carrion as its 2013 Mayoral candidate. Carrion is the former White House Director of Urban Policy and former Bronx Borough President.
The test of any candidacy for mayor is whether it can change the political conversation in a positive direction. In announcing his run with the Independence Party, Adolfo Carrion has already done that; he’s already reshaping the race. He’s thrown a wrench into the standard political playbook by setting up a three-way contest. He’s challenging party line voting in the communities of color. And he’s putting a new kind of independent progressivism on the table for New Yorkers. The Independence Party has been a force for this kind of ‘people instead of parties’ politics for more than a decade and so this endorsement is a natural next step for us.”
Jacqueline Salit, IPNYC strategist
“I began my public service career more than 30 years ago, driven by a desire to make our city a better place to live, work, run a business and raise a family. I was then, as I am now, an independent unaffiliated voter,” stated Carrión. “This time around I have a lot more company, as today nearly 20 percent of New York City voters have chosen to be independent. They don’t want to be labeled and are looking for viable alternatives. The Independence Party has given me a platform to make my case to all voters.”
Independence Party strategist Jacqueline Salit will appear tonight, Thursday, February 21st at 7:00 pm, with reporter Grace Rauh on NY1 - Road to City Hall to speak about the mayoral candidacy of Adolfo Carrion who recieved the endorsement last night of the IPNYC.