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Bill de Blasio (D) dropped out Sept. 19

Microsoft News 7/29/2019
Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) © ap Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio speaks during the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Celebration, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Editor's note: Bill de Blasio dropped out of the race Sept. 19, 2019. This page is no longer being updated.

Bill de Blasio is an American politician who since 2014 has served as the 109th Mayor of New York City.

Prior to his first election to the position of mayor, he served as New York City's public advocate from 2010 to 2013.

Born: May 08, 1961 (age 58)

Current office: Mayor of New York City (Since 2014)

Spouse: Chirlane McCray

Official site: https://billdeblasio.com/

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ON KEY ISSUES:

Minimum wage:  Supports $15/hour federal minimum wage

DACA: Citizenship for Dreamers

Climate change:  Supports the Green New Deal

Death penalty: Abolish it

Health care:  All in on Medicare for All

(Positions compiled by Politico. Click here for a detailed look at Bill de Blasio’s views and where other 2020 candidates stand on the issues.)

Microsoft News candidate guide: Learn about any or all of the other Democratic contenders

COMPLETE PROFILE:

Who is Bill de Blasio? An in-depth look at his biography, family, key positions and where he stands in the race. (Business Insider)

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