Eric L. Adams
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Eric L. Adams

Democrat

Borough President

Kings County, New York
(718) 802-3778

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Capitol
Borough Hall 209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY. 11201
Brooklyn
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY. 11201
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Eric L. Adams

Borough President
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61
Years of Age
7
Years of Experience
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Eric Leroy Adams (born September 1, 1960) is an American politician and retired police officer who is the mayor-elect of New York City. He is currently the 18th borough president of Brooklyn. Adams served as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department for over two decades, retiring at the rank of captain. He served in the New York State Senate from 2006 to 2013, representing the 20th Senate district in Brooklyn. In November 2013, Adams was elected Brooklyn Borough President. He was reelected in November 2017 and is the first African American to hold the position. On November 17, 2020, Adams announced his candidacy for mayor of New York City. Early polls showed Adams trailing only Andrew Yang, who benefited from name recognition from his 2020 Democratic presidential run. On July 6, 2021, the Associated Press declared Adams the winner of the 2021 Democratic mayoral primary. Adams faced Republican Curtis Sliwa in the general election and easily prevailed.

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Experience

Education

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City College of Technology
Bayside High School
Marist College
New York City Police Academy

Past Positions

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Senator
New York State Senate
2007 - 2014
Borough President
Brooklyn Borough, New York
2013
Captain
New York City Police Department
1984 - 2006

Other Experience

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Board Member
Eastern District Counseling Service, present
Co-Founder
100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care
Former Chair
Grand Council for the Guardians
Chair
Veterans, Homeland Security & Military Affairs Committee, New York State Senate
2009 - 2012
Chair
Racing, Gaming, and Wagering Committee, New York State Senate
2009 - 2010
Ranking Minority Member
Crime Victims, Crime, and Correction Committee, New York State Senate
2007 - 2008
Ranking Minority Member
Veterans, Homeland Security, and Military Affairs Committee, New York State Senate
2007 - 2008
Former Chair
Aging Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Energy and Telecommunications Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative, Caucus, New York State Senate
Former Member
Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Racing, Gaming and Wagering Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
New York State Conference of Black Senators, New York State Senate
Former Member
Health Committee, New York State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, New York State Senate