Adolfo Carrión, Jr. is a politician of Puerto Rican descent from City Island, located in New York City, New York. He has served for six and a half years as the 12th Borough President of the Bronx, the Chief Executive of the Borough. Carrión's position at the Domestic Policy Council ended on May 3, 2010, when the Obama Administration named him Regional Director for HUD's New York and New Jersey Regional Office. He left HUD in February 2012.
In late 2012, Carrión left the Democratic Party to begin exploring a run for Mayor of New York City as an independent. In February 2013 he was granted the Independence Party nomination, and he is also pursuing a Wilson Pakula designation to secure a spot in the Republican primary.
I don't even like to talk about this business about an ethnic and racial balancing act. I think it's a bunch of hokum. What people are concerned about is who is going to help this city move forward in a manner that benefits their families. They don't care about Adolfo being Hispanic, although that's obvious. They want to know if I will do a good job.
But I think competition is good. I am very competitive, if no one has noticed. And I think that if we face off in the future, we'll have an opportunity to make a strong case to New Yorkers about our vision for the city. I hope and I expect that it will not diminish the good relationship we have.