Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Eric Adams

Democrat Age: 60

Adams has been Brooklyn borough president since 2014, and, before that, spent two decades with the New York City Police Department. The John Jay College of Criminal Justice graduate and Brownsville, Brooklyn, native started out as a transit cop. After the transit police merged into the rest of the Police Department, Adams worked at police precincts in Greenwich Village, Greenpoint, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. Adams also served four terms as a state senator from 2006 to 2013, representing parts of central Brooklyn.