Scott Stringer is an American politician that is serving as the 44th New York City Comptroller. Previously Scott had served as a New York Assemblyman and as the 26th borough President of Manhattan. In September 2020, he announced his candidacy in the 2021 New York City Mayoral election.
Scott Stringer Bio
Scott Stringer is of Jewish ancestry and he was born and raised in Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan. Stringer has distant roots from Russia and Ireland, and his great grandfather was from Poland.
Stringer was born on April 1, 1960. He is presently 61 years old.
Stringer Married the love of his life, Elyse Buxbaum, on September 3, 2010. Elyse was an arts administrator at the time and she is the deputy director of development at the Jewish Museum. The couple chose to receive a marriage license in Connecticut as a statement of solidarity with LGBT couples who had not yet been given the right to marry in New York State. They have two sons, Max and Miles.
In 1983, Stringer became a legislative assistant to New York State Assemblyman, and future Congressman, Jerry Nadler. During these years he supported Democratic candidate Governor Mario Cuomo. Presently, Stringer is the New York City Comptroller. On September 8, 2020, Stringer announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York.
Jean Kim was the first woman to accuse Stringer of sexual misconduct. He denied the allegations. Jean Kim is an unpaid worker on Mr. Stringer’s 2001 campaign for public advocate. Ms. Kim has accused Mr. Stringer of making unwanted sexual advances during that race, charges that he vehemently denied, but that led key left-wing endorsers to withdraw their support for him in the Democratic primary mayor. However, to Mr. Stringer, Ms.Kim was a peer with whom he had an on and off consensual relationship that spanned four to five months. At the time, he was 41 Ms. Kim was 30. They were both unmarried.
Five weeks after these allegations, a second woman is accusing Stringer of sexual harassment and making unwanted advances when she worked for Mr. Stringer nearly three decades ago. The woman, Teresa Logan said that she was a waitress and tended bar at Uptown Local an establishment on the Upper West Side that was cofounded and run in part by Stringer. In an interview she accused Mr. Stringer of once groping her as she carried trays, making unwanted sexual advances, including kissing and groping, outside the workplace at least twice, and treating her in a manner that often made her uncomfortable.
The first interactions she said, took place in the spring of 1992 when Mr. Stringer was 32 and she was 18. In a statement, Mr. Stringer said he had no memory of Ms, Logan now 47.
“If in fact, I met Ms. Logan, and ever did anything to make her uncomfortable, I am sorry,” he said. In response to Ms. Logan’s description of an unprofessional work environment, he said: “Uptown local was a long-ago chapter in my life from the early 1990s and it was all a bit of a mess.
He did not otherwise respond to the details of her account or her description of the workplace. Following these allegations, Stinger lagged behind Andrew Yang and Eric Adams in the polls.