Barbara Kovovit. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Barbara Kavovit

Democrat Age: 55

Kavovit is the founder and CEO of Midtown-based Evergreen Construction, one of the few female-owned construction companies in the commercial real estate industry. She is best known, however, as a former regular on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City.” The Bronx-born State University of New York-Oswego graduate has emphasized returning New York to not only its pre-COVID status, but also told The New York Times in January that “the city was the best version of itself” under mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg.