By NAN Staff Writer
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 11, 2021: A Caribbean immigrant and ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump needs to be the subsequent mayor of New York City.
Dominican-born, New York businessman, Fernando Mateo, is operating within the Republican Primary towards Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa.
In a debate on WPIX 11 TV this week, Mateo, who as soon as ran the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, expressed his fervent assist for the ex-president and revealed he’d met just lately with him.
“Trump is hurt by what is happening to the city. He has compassion for New York and New Yorkers,” Mateo mentioned, as he touted his endorsement from Michael Flynn, Trump’s former nationwide safety adviser who had pled responsible about mendacity to the FBI regarding his dealings with the Russian ambassador.
Mateo used the talk to emphasise that he had expertise working with lawmakers on either side of the aisle and careworn that as an advocate for taxi drivers and bodega staff, that serving to hurting cabbies was “about being fair, being human, being a real New Yorker.”
Mateo additionally referred to as for subway stations to turn out to be “safe havens” for New Yorkers, with two cops assigned to every station.
“Curtis, when I am mayor, I will sit down with you and you will have a position in my administration taking care of subway services,” he quipped.
Mateo for his half has been mired in a scandal surrounding his now-shuttered restaurant on the Hudson River waterfront, La Marina.
But he defended himself within the debate with Sliwa, saying: “There was nothing wrong that I did or that my partners did,” whereas including that he was victimized by metropolis companies.
Mateo is the founding father of Hispanics Across America, an umbrella conglomerate encompassing different Hispanic organizations, together with the Northern Manhattan Restaurant & Lounge LLC, NYS Federation of Taxi drivers, and the Bodega Association of America.
But a ballot issued by WPIX, NewsNation and Emerson College exhibits New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Maya Wiley main the race as early voting opens on June 12th and final till June twentieth.
Primary day is June twenty second. More than 180,000 absentee ballots have been mailed out for the first, nevertheless it’s not clear but what number of of these are for the Democratic primaries. There will likely be a closing debate subsequent Wednesday.
Polling has proven crime is the highest situation amongst possible main voters. Compared to final 12 months, cases of many main crimes are barely down, however murders are up 12% and shootings are up 68%.
The June main would be the first citywide election in New York City utilizing ranked-choice voting. The Board of Elections has mentioned it might take till mid-July to find out which candidate received the election due to the foundations for absentee poll returns.