Christine Quinn is running for mayor on the Democratic ticket. The current Speaker of the City Council, a role she has held since 2006, Quinn is widely considered an effective politician who is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and get to work. Quinn has won the endorsement of several major publications including the New York Times and the Daily News. She has earned admiration for her knack for finding ways to work with her fellow assemblymen.
Quinn has stated that she feels Stop & Frisk has gotten out of control. She has sought distance from the Mayor, who staunchly supports the program, on this issue.