Self-ascribed “common-sense” Democrats, U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi and former Councilmember Diana Reyna are gunning to potentially replace Gov. Kathy Hochul in this year’s gubernatorial and lieutenant governor’s races. Here are their views on the big issues impacting New York City and State.
“I’m running for governor because I’m really concerned about our state,” said Suozzi. “I’m concerned about the rise in crime. I’m concerned about the lack of affordability; people are moving out of New York State.”
But mostly, Suozzi said, he’s deeply concerned about the state of the Democratic Party. As a “common-sense” Democrat he maintains that he won’t “pander to the left” or “back down to the crazy right.” He’s said he’s determined to work with anybody “with a heart to help people” despite their political affiliation.