Council Speaker Corey Johnson weighs mayoral run, refuses contributions from developers

  • New York City Council speaker Corey Johnson announced Monday morning that he is “thinking about” running for mayor in the 2021 election.
  • During his campaign to become City Council Speaker in 2017, Johnson himself received more than $63,000 in campaign contributions from the industry — more than 12 percent of all funds received by the campaign.
  • In a past life, Johnson was employed by a real estate developer himself, serving as director of government relations and community affairs for GFI Development from 2008 to 2010.

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