Shaun Donovan has over 30 years of experience in public service. The combination of his Ivy League school training, serving in prestigious specialized positions under former President Barack Obama, and a sector of great sensitivity like budgeting and housing places him as a strong candidate for a job that requires technical skills in strategy and delivery. Plus, he has served in New York.
Born to an immigrant Irish father and a Jewish Mother, he considers his early experiences as the grandson and son of an immigrant a unique component in his history that will appeal to various community members.
His long service at all levels, both at the local, state, and federal levels, makes him a strong contender in the Mayoral race. Between 2004-2009, under the leadership of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, he served as the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner. After which, he rose to perform at the federal level between 2009-2014 as the country’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Between 2014-2017 as the Director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.