It was always a question of “when,” not “if”: New York City Council Chair Christine C. Quinn officially launched her campaign for mayor today.
It a YouTube clip (above) she posted on Twitter, the out politician discusses her background and credentials, from her upbringing on Long Island to her work on the council, balancing budgets and raising wages. “I’m not about talking and finger-pointing and complaining—I’m about getting things done.”
Her sexuality doesn’t really come up—though it’s not like Quinn, 46, has ever tried to keep it a secret: She and wife Kim M. Catullo were married in a high-profile ceremony last year attended by current Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer.
Though Mayor Bloomberg has been elusive in crowing her his successor, Quinn has already received endorsements from the Human Rights Campaign, several labor unions and even former Mayor Ed Koch.
She might not want to put that last one on her campaign literature, though.