Kathryn Garcia

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Garcia in 2021

Kathryn Garcia (nee McIver; born March 3, 1970) is an American public official and politician. She was the commissioner for the New York City Sanitation Department between 2014 and 2020.[1]

Garcia was born in Brooklyn, New York. She was the interim chair and chief executive officer of the New York City Housing Authority.[2] She was appointed the "food czar" for New York City's emergency food program in the COVID-19 emergency response.[3]

Garcia became a candidate for Mayor of New York City in the 2021 New York City Mayors' election.[4] On July 6, 2021, Associated Press announced that Eric Adams won the Democratic Party primary. Garcia came in second place.[5]

On September 1, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul appointed Garcia to become director of state operations.[6]

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  1. "About Kathryn". KGforNYC. Archived from the original on July 10, 2021. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  2. "De Blasio's Unexpected Pick". New York Times. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  3. "The NYC Food Czar Kathryn Garcia is Overseeing a Massive Supply Chain". Civil Eats. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  4. "Sanitation Commissioner Talks Run for New York City Mayor". ABC7 New York. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  5. Matthews, Karen (6 July 2021). "Eric Adams wins Democratic primary in NYC's mayoral race". Associated Press. Retrieved 6 July 2021.
  6. "NEW: Kathryn Garcia, fresh off a NYC mayoral run, is Gov. Kathy Hochul's new director of state operations". Twitter. Retrieved 2021-09-02.