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.