First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray

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McCray Says She’d Mull Run For Office Once De Blasio’s Term Is Up

March 13, 2018 - 12:57 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio will be term-limited out of office in 2021, which could clear the way for First Lady Chirlane McCray to possibly follow in her husband's footsteps.

"I would consider running for office absolutely. I tell women all the time, you should run, you should seriously consider running for office," she told NY1.

McCray has been leading an initiative on mental health and has been active with the mayor on policy decisions and personnel announcements.

The city's first lady was scheduled to talk about hurricane assistance to Puerto Rico at a press conference on Tuesday.