Citigroup Vice Chairman Ray McGuire is expected to file paperwork Thursday to run for mayor, adding a moderate, pro-business voice to the crowded Democratic primary field, a source told The Post.
He has brought two local political advisers — Lupe Todd-Medina and Tyquana Henderson-Rivers — on board to run the effort, Politico reported. The consultants did not immediately return messages from The Post.
The 63-year-old, Harvard-educated banker was originally pushed to run by the Black Economic Alliance. The organization, comprised of senior black business people like Viacom’s Marva Smalls and Lazard’s William M. Lewis Jr., works to get more people of color elected to public office.
“That group is saying, ‘Why don’t we sort of replicate Bloomberg in terms of having someone who’s got an understanding of business and the economy rather than a professional politician,” a source told The Post earlier this year.
The Upper West Side resident, who has served on the boards of several philanthropic groups like the New York City Police Foundation and The New York Public Library, would be the city’s second black mayor.
He’ll join a crowd of Democratic contenders including Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, city Comptroller Scott Stringer, former de Blasio legal counsel Maya Wiley, former de Blasio Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia, ex-Obama cabinet member Shaun Donovan, nonprofit leader Dianne Morales, and Ret. Brigadier General Loree Sutton.
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