Rochester for All hosted New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams on Monday, February 12 for a meet and greet breakfast. Williams later appeared on Connections with Evan Dawson on WXXI 1370AM.

The progressive Democrat is exploring a run for lieutenant governor. Williams wants to make the position a “public advocate,” not a ribbon-cutting spokesperson for the governor.

Williams has concerns about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s agenda, and how it changes with the political winds. He said Cuomo “has earned a primary.” But Williams chose to focus on the lieutenant governor position because he believes it’s winnable and an opportunity to take the position in another direction.

Williams has been a councilman for nine years. He has gotten a significant amount of legislation passed. His key issues are police reform, housing and immigration.

Williams could make an announcement about his intentions as early this week.

Listen to podcast on WXXI. 

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