Former Mayor of NYC

Michael
Bloomberg

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Michael (now “Mike”) Bloomberg served as Mayor of New York City from 2002-2013, where he banned giant sodas. Prior to serving as mayor, Bloomberg started a company to connect Wall Street to information and data via desktop terminal. This became Bloomberg LP and made him the 9th richest person in the world. He has funneled his billions into Bloomberg Philanthropies and founded Everytown for Gun Safety. Learn more about Mike below:

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Q & A with Mike

  • What’s the reason you're running for president in six words?

    To defeat Trump and rebuild America.

  • What is the first piece of legislation you want to sign into law, and how will you get it through a GOP-led Senate if Democrats aren’t in charge?

    Climate change represents the greatest challenge of our time, and President Trump's spent three years trying to drag us backwards. As president, I will take ambitious action to fight the climate crisis and drive us toward a 100% clean energy economy.

  • If elected, what is the first executive action you’ll take?

    I will immediately rejoin the Paris Agreement. The U.S. has to be an international leader on climate, and that starts with rejoining the Agreement and raising our ambitions to achieve a 100% clean energy economy.

  • What accomplishment are you most proud of?

    Through my foundation, I'm glad to have worked on initiatives like tobacco control and maternal health that have saved and improved millions of lives — but of course I'm most proud of my two daughters, Emma and Georgina, and my two grandchildren, Zelda and Jasper!

  • Do you have a pet? If not, are you ok?

    Yes, I have two dogs: Cody and Libby. (They’re both rescue dogs — did I win your vote yet?)

  • When you’re not discussing all the reasons you will be a great president, what TV show are you insisting all of your friends watch immediately?

    I hear that “The Circle” is great and that I need to join Team Shubham. But my favorite has to be Bloomberg TV. It's got a great name.

  • What job would you do if you weren’t a politician?

    I've accepted that playing for the Celtics is never going to happen (I'm from outside of Boston, remember!), but I studied to be an engineer at Johns Hopkins, and I've always been focused on using data and understanding how things work. I brought that same approach to city government.

  • If you could tell your 14-year-old self one thing, what would it be?

    Forget about the words "I" and "me" and replace them with "us" and "we" — everything you're ever going to do in your life, you're going to do with other people. And remember the power of teams to get things done together.

Top Priorities*

CLIMATE CRISIS

Declare a state of emergency and enact a plan to solve our crisis.

ECONOMY

Rebuild our economy by imposing a wealth tax and a middle class tax cut.

DEMOCRACY

End the corporate influence with term limits for members of Congress.