Mayor Moskowitz? Nope, at least not in 2018. Success Academy Charter Schools founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz today announced that she will not run for mayor in 2017. Moskowitz, a former City Council member who ran for Manhattan Borough President in 2005, has long had an interest in being mayor and she’s been deeply engaged with New York City and State government in her current role. She’s been among a small group of potential 2017 mayoral candidates discussed in political circles and the press.
Moskowitz arrived early and alone, waiting for several minutes as a lectern was located and the press gathered. Once a lectern was produced and the press in place Moskowitz told her audience that she is “not running for mayor in 2017.” She dismissed any concerns about “winnability”, instead insisting that she’s idealistic and hopes to continue to have the opportunity to “dramatically change education.”