Christine Quinn Announces She Will Not Run for Mayor

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Out lesbian former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn won’t be making a last-minute bid to become the next mayor of New York City.

Quinn announced February 22 that she would not seek the highest office in New York City this year, opting instead to continue focusing on “fighting for homeless families” as CEO of Women in Need (WIN), a nonprofit focused on lifting homeless women in the city out of poverty.

The former City Council speaker, who served between 2006 and 2013 and was the first out LGBTQ person to hold the office, did not give any hint as to who she would support in the 2021 race for mayor — which has more than two dozen declared candidates seeking to succeed term-limited Bill de Blasio.

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