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Eric Adams has served the residents of New York City and State as:
New York Police Captain, Spokesperson for 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, New York State Senator, Brooklyn Borough President, and in 2021
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"Together, we can continue building a better New York."
Hon. Eric L. Adams
For the past three decades, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams has served Brooklyn and the City of New York as a police officer, legislative leader and coalition builder. He was elected Borough President in November of 2013 and has been an effective advocate for Brooklyn, bringing people and communities together to create progressive change.
Since the beginning of his first term as the highest-ranking elected official in America’s fourth-largest city, Eric has worked tirelessly to create prosperity for the more than 2.6 million Brooklynites who call the borough home -- working with both the private and public sectors to generate job growth and investment in every neighborhood. And whether his beat was on the street or in the halls of government, Eric has always looked out for NYC working families and has sought to protect our most vulnerable residents. He believes that government works best when everyone has the opportunity to be heard and as Borough President he has used his office to provide the opportunity for diverse groups to work together for the common good.
A Distinguished Career in Law Enforcement
Borough President Adams was drawn to public service at an early age, wanting to go into law enforcement as early as age 15 after he and one of his brothers were beaten by police officers. In 1984, he graduated from the Police Academy as one of the highest-ranked student in his class, and ultimately retired having attained the rank of captain. In his career as a police officer with NYC Transit and the NYPD, Eric made the kind of life-and-death decisions that reflect his insight, expertise, and poise under fire, resulting not just in his promotion to captain, but earning him the reputation for going above and beyond the call of duty. In 1995, he co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care, an initiative that not only improved NYPD/community relations, but raised funds for worthy causes throughout the city.
A Legislative Leader in the NYS Senate
Following his distinguished 22-year career in the NYC Police Department, Eric L. Adams traded his blue uniform for a blue suit when the residents of the 20th Senatorial District elected him to the New York State Senate, where he served from 2006 until his election to borough president in 2013. Eric represented Borough Park, Flatbush, Crown Heights, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Sunset Park, and Windsor Terrace, working tirelessly to address a broad range of issues affecting constituents, from civil rights and public safety to transparency in government and quality of life. He organized support against the NYPD’s controversial “stop and frisk” policy and led efforts on behalf of gun control. As a legislator, Eric’s record in the New York State Senate was one that underscores his strong commitment to the rights of those from every walk of life, including protecting the right to privacy, supporting marriage equality, defending a woman’s right to choose, as well as fighting for students’ rights, workers’ rights, and animal rights. In the district, Eric also became known for initiatives like his “Stop the Sag” campaign, which encouraged youth to stop embracing the jail culture of wearing low hanging pants, as well as his efforts on child abuse, conflict resolution, parental empowerment and protecting small businesses.
A Fighter for a Healthier Brooklyn
Borough President Adams has become a proven fighter for a healthier Brooklyn, initiating a wide range of public health programs and policies in partnership with schools, health care institutions and civic organizations across the borough. His personal battle with Type 2 diabetes compelled him to switch to a plant-based diet, which effectively reversed his and his mother's disease. He has now transformed this personal victory into city-wide advocacy efforts, both sharing his story and working to bring greater access to primary care and increased public health education to children and adults.
A Proud New Yorker and Brooklynite
Eric Adams received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Marist College and is a graduate of New York City Technical College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He was born in Brownsville, is a proud product of New York City public schools and maintains residents in Bedford-Stuyvesant, where he has resided for over twenty years. He enjoys riding the streets of Brooklyn on his bicycle, meditation and exploring new cultures and places.