Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Announces New York Mayor Candidacy
Self-made billionaire wants to run the Big Apple
Twitter owner Jack Dorsey has revealed that he wants to run for Mayor of New York. Presumably this would mean that all his public addresses would be delivered in messages of 140 characters or less.
Dorsey was talking to CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday night (March 17, 2013), and the self-made billionaire admitted it would be a dream of his to run the city. Chatting in an underground subway station he said “What I love about New York is just the electricity I feel right away,’ he said. “I mean just look at us in this station. There’s people walking everywhere. It’s chaos. It’s kind of like being in a car in the middle of a thunderstorm. Everything is raging around you but you’re safe inside that car.”
Michael Bloomberg steps down in November at which point New Yorkers will vote for his replacement, and if Dorsey wants the role he’ll have to fill some considerable shoes. The Republican-turned-Independent became just the fourth New York City mayor in the last 100 years to serve three consecutive terms after persuading the City Council to approve a change in term limits. His competition includes include Manhattan Media Chief Executive Tom Allen, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and City Comptroller John Liu, who also announced his intention to run on Sunday.
Actor Alec Baldwin has also spoken of his desire to become Mayor of New York, though cooled recently cooled rumors of his candidacy for 2013.
Alec Baldwin Has Also Spoken Of His Desire To Be Mayor Of New York