Meet the Candidates: Sal Albanese

Friday, March 08, 2013

NYC Democratic Mayoral primary candidate Sal Albanese in the WNYC Studios

Sal Albanese, former teacher, city council member and Democratic mayoral hopeful, talks about his campaign, including his plans for transit.



Sal Albanese

Comments [14]

Ang from Flushing

Teacher. Council member. Passed the living wage bill. Spent fifteen years in financial services. Sounds pretty darn qualified to me!

Mar. 08 2013 01:23 PM

I name Rich_P my campaign manager!!

Mar. 08 2013 10:56 AM

dboy for Mayor!

Mar. 08 2013 10:51 AM

...not "dissin'" Sal.

Just askin'.

I like 'im!!

Mar. 08 2013 10:48 AM
RJ from brooklyn

"gym teacher for mayor" is a clever diss, but 1) he was also a math teacher; 2) being a gym teacher means that you work much more closely with kids than many other teachers; 3) it gives a perfect opportunity to diminish the impact of the obesity epidemic--they can help many public health crises affecting our kids. So don't be so quick to dismiss gym teachers (and no, I'm not one--but I was on my high school swim team and its impact has lasted for 40 years).

Mar. 08 2013 10:47 AM

Something to be learned from the Richard J. Daley Chicago Machine!!

21 years!!

Mar. 08 2013 10:46 AM

Am I so naive to think any citizen is qualified to run for public office?
(barring limits placed by the constitution)

Mar. 08 2013 10:42 AM
Tony from Canarsie

What this city needs is a good 10 cent Democratic Party machine.

Mar. 08 2013 10:42 AM

True, what are the qualifications??

He might be great.

Hell, now that I think about it, maybe I'll run!!

Mar. 08 2013 10:41 AM

Gym teacher for mayor??

Mar. 08 2013 10:37 AM

what does mean to be "qualified to be the mayor of NYC?"

Mar. 08 2013 10:36 AM
RJ from brooklyn

Teachers, like all other city workers, spend money in the city. The any financial increases in their contracts would be spent here. That's always left out of these "contract" discussions.

Mar. 08 2013 10:35 AM

Unfortunately, the fact that you're qualified probably disqualifies you as a viable candidate Mr. Albanese...good luck anyway :-)

Mar. 08 2013 10:32 AM

I think I like this guy but, is he really qualified to be the mayor of NYC??

Mar. 08 2013 10:30 AM

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