Is Elected Office in the Near Future of NYC's First Lady?

People in the know inside NYC's political system believe all signs point to Chirlane McCray jumping into politics very soon. 

Mayor de Blasio's wife said in March that she may seek elected office in 2021, but as her staff grows it looks like her timetable has been shifted into high gear.

McCray has added two new staffers to her team with the hiring of Walter Bishop as her deputy chief of staff and Brittany Jones as her deputy press secretary. 

The two recent hirings have pushed the salary of her staff to over $900,000 per year. 

McCray currently serves as the unpaid chair of the Mayors Fund to Advance New York City and she's also in charge of the city's $850 million dollar mental health initiative.

A McCray spokesperson told the New York Post that Walter Bishop will serve a dual role as the deputy chief of staff for McCray and as a federal strategic adviser to the Mayor;  Bishop will support the legislative and national advocacy efforts of the administration and analyze the impact of federal legislation on the City of New York.

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