Actress Cynthia Nixon announced that she’s running for governor of New York in 2018 as a Democratic candidate! We have the details here.
Looks like Miranda Hobbes is moving out of Brooklyn and heading to Albany! Cynthia Nixon announced her candidacy for governor of New York state against current governor Andrew Cuomo in a March 19 video. The politically active Sex and the City star is running on the Democratic ticket. Cynthia has said in the past, publicly, that she would considering a run. She’s apparently forming a campaign staff, including “two former operatives” of New York City mayor Bill de Blasio — Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers. De Blasio is one of Cynthia’s good friends.
Cynthia announced her run in a video posted to Twitter and YouTube: “New York is my home. I’ve never lived anywhere else,” she says. “When I grew up, it was just me and my mom in a one bedroom 5th floor walkup. New York is where I was raised and where I’m raising my kids. I’m a proud public school graduate and a proud public school parent. I was given chances that I just don’t see for most of New York’s kids today.
“Our leaders are letting us down,” she continued. “We are now one of the most unequal states in the country, with incredible wealth and extreme poverty. Half the kids in upstate live beneath the poverty line. How did we let this happen? I love New York. I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else.
“But something has to change. We want our government to work again. Healthcare, mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway. We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us…This is a time to be visible, this is a time to fight.”
When reports first surfaced that Cynthia was considering a gubernatorial run, her rep released a statement that said, “many concerned New Yorkers have been encouraging Cynthia to run for office, and as she has said previously, she will continue to explore it. If and when such a decision is made, Cynthia will be sure to make her plans public.”
The actress said in a backstage interview after her performance in the one-woman play, “In the Body of the World”, that she’d consider running for governor one day. She also said during a 2017 Today interview that, “there are a lot of people who would like me to run.” She’s spoken out frequently about New York state and city issues, praising Mayor de Blasio. Her wife, Christine Marinoni, is a public school education activist who works for his administration as a special adviser for community partnerships in the Department of Education.