George McDonald for our new Mayor on New York

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By Dan Bart | January 17, 2013 12:04 pm

George McDonald for our new Mayor on New York“I’m running for mayor because I understand the power of a job. I know and have seen firsthand how hard work and personal responsibility can have a transformational effect on a person’s life,” said George McDonald, the founder and president of the Doe Fund.

The announcement was made at Grand Central Terminal.

Others could join the field. In December, Republican Joseph Lhota left his post as chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to explore running for mayor. Lhota, who worked as a high-level aide to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, said he would announce sometime this month whether he was entering the race.

McDonald has wooed the Republican county chairs but says he is committed to staying in the race even if he does not receive their backing.

In announcing his candidacy, McDonald said his focus would be on creating jobs. And he is known for creating ones. McDonald founded the Doe Fund more than 25 years ago. It tries to help homeless people get jobs, housing and other services they need.

McDonald also said he was prepared if any political rivals brought up past criticisms that he and his family collecting lavish salaries and perks from the non-profit Doe Fund.

The field of candidates looking to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg as mayor of New York City officially got a little bigger. Mayor Bloomberg, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent billionaire businessman, ends his third term at the end of the year.

Several veterans of city politics are expected to run in the September primary.

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