Kenneth Thompson

The Insurgent

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The Brooklyn District Attorney knocked off a veteran incumbent in 2013 and, like his mentor, Mr. Jeffries, is also a rising star in Democratic politics. Mr. Thompson already reversed a number of prosecutions and is vowing to reform misdemeanor marijuana prosecutions to be more lenient for low-level offenders.

POLITICS


The Homegrown Mayor
Bill de Blasio

The Activist First Lady 
Chirlane McCray

The Heir Apparent
Eric Adams

The Business Booster
Carlo Scissura

The Shadow Speaker
Brad Lander

The One to Watch
Hakeem Jeffries

The Insurgent
Kenneth Thompson

The Mayor’s Ally
Yvette Clarke

The Orthodox Delegates
Moshe Indig, David Niederman

The Course Corrector
Carmen Fariña

The Mayoral Whisperer
Emma Wolfe

The Reformer
Karim Camara