Councilman Robert Holden wants a shot at four more years in office.
Holden announced that he’s running for re-election in 2021, hoping for a chance to represent District 30 (Maspeth, Middle Village, Glendale, Ridgewood) again in the City Council.
In a video announcement released Tuesday, Holden said the city has lost its way, and many elected officials have abandoned the policies that kept the streets safe for decades.
“City Hall has tried to govern with protest slogans instead of common sense,” he says in the video. “I have been one of the few voices in the council to stand up to the de Blasio agenda.”
Holden is touting his first-term battles with de Blasio, including speaking out about the mayor’s plans to close Rikers Island, the mayor’s homeless policies, his handling of the coronavirus, mishandling ThriveNYC funds and attempting to get rid of the specialized high school admissions test.
“Over these past three years, I have never stopped fighting for you,” Holden said. “We’ve done a lot together these last three years, and there’s a lot more we need to do.”
For his second and last term, should he win in 2021, Holden said he pledges to deliver on quality of life issues, help the city recover from COVID, create a better environment for small businesses and reverse the rise in crime and homelessness.