As dozens of candidates line up to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio, we’re breaking down key information about some of the contenders before you cast your vote this year.

Name: Shaun Donovan

Age: 55

Party: Democratic Party

Race: New York City Mayor

Background: Housing secretary and budget director under President Barack Obama, housing commissioner under Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Key positions:

  • Proposes the creation of 30,000 affordable housing units per year, annual $2 billion investment in repairs to the city's public housing stock
  • Vows to give every child $1,000 in a city-administered savings account, with an additional $2,000 every year, to tackle income inequality 
  • Wants the state to pass legislation to automatically expunge most convictions from a person’s record after a certain period of time

Shaun Donovan on "You Decide with Errol Louis":

In a March 2021 appearance on the "You Decide with Errol Louis" podcast, Shaun Donovan explained his proposals to fix public housing and achieve more equitable housing in the city.

More information about this candidate:

Mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan blames de Blasio for NYC’s pandemic problems

See Shaun Donovan’s Twitter

See Shaun Donovan’s website


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