Christine Quinn Seeks to Become NYC’s First Gay and Female Mayor

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Christine Quinn (photo: David Shankbone)

Christine Quinn is taking aim at two history birds with one stone. Quinn announced in a five-minute YouTube video that she would seek to become New York City’s first female and first openly gay mayor in the city’s history.


Quinn broke the news of her candidacy via Twitter.

It the video she linked in the tweet, Quinn lays out her reason for running for Mayor Bloomberg’s term-restricted seat.

“I’m about keeping New York City a place for the middle class to live and grow in a place that’s going to help of those hard working people into the middle class,” Quinn said in her video.

Quinn has served on the City Council since 1999 and has been Speaker since 2006, according to the Associated Press. Even though she is an out lesbian, Quinn makes no reference to her wife Kim Cutullo or her own sexual orientation in her announcement video.

Watch Christine Quinn’s announcement video below: