Jackson on Green for Public Advocate: ‘It’s In His Blood’

Standing in the front of the Red Room at City Hall waiting for a press conference to begin, City Councilman Robert Jackson slapped his hand on colleague John Liu’s shoulder and said he had heard that Mark Green is running for public advocate.

Liu, a declared candidate for that office, gave a small smile and nodded his head ever so slightly.

Earlier, on his way to the Red Room, Jackson said of Green that it seems “it’s in his blood” to run for the office he previously held for two terms.

Jackson, who is from Manhattan and is African American, said he didn’t think Green’s bruising, racially divisive 2001 mayoral primary against Fernando Ferrer would be much of a factor in this race.

“Some people will look at that, but some people will look at his past as public advocate.”

 

Jackson on Green for Public Advocate: ‘It’s In His Blood’