Bronx News 12: Former HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan says his political clout needed to rebuild city ‘in crisis’

Shaun Donovan, one of the many candidates running for New York City mayor, says his experience serving eight years as housing secretary for former President Barack Obama is what the city needs to move forward.

“New York is in crisis and we need a mayor who understands how to lead and rebuild the city from crisis,” he told News 12.

Donovan is a lifelong New Yorker with close ties to the Biden administration. He says he’s laser-focused on making sure a person’s ZIP code doesn’t determine quality of life in the city.

“I was housing commissioner in the city in the week of 9/11. President Obama asked me to be his housing secretary in the midst of the worst housing crisis in our lifetimes. When Sandy hit our shores, he asked me to lead the entire federal recovery – and then he asked me to lead the $4 trillion federal budget and work with Dr. Fauci and so many other leaders to get Ebola and Zika under control,” he says.

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