Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday that he will be running for a seat in Congress in a district that was recently reconfigured and now includes his home in Brooklyn.
Following the conclusion of his second term as Mayor of New York City in the previous year, Bill de Blasio announced his decision to seek the Democratic nomination for the 10th Congressional District seat according to reports.
Under the new maps that have been drawn up by a New York judge, Democrat Jerry Nadler, who currently serves as the representative for New York’s 10th Congressional District in the House of Representatives, will no longer be able to call the district home. Even though Nadler has declared that he thinks the new districts are illegal, he plans to run for the seat that is currently held by Rep. Carolyn Maloney in the 12th District if the new districts are made official on Friday.
It was supposed to take place in June, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it has been moved to August 23.
The 61-year-old Bill De Blasio toyed with the idea of challenging the Democratic incumbent Kathy Hochul for the governor’s office in this year’s election but ultimately decided against doing so. Additionally, he made a fleeting bid for the presidency in the year 2019, albeit unsuccessfully.