Mayor signs bill barring certain convicted felons from running for city office

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into a law a package of bills, one of which was introduced by Bay Ridge Councilman Justin Brannan to prevent felons convicted of betraying the public trust from running for city office again.

Such a bill would disqualify people like former state Senator and City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate — a twice-disgraced ex-lawmaker from Queens still seeking public office — from running for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president, or city council. 

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