Chirlane McCray

The Activist First Lady

Chirlane McCray

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More than any aide or deputy, it is the mayor’s wife and fellow Park Sloper, Ms. McCray, who wields wide influence in City Hall. She steers almost every decision he makes—including both major and deep-in-the-weeds policy and staffing decisions.


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

  Chirlane McCray