Longtime Wall Street executive Ray McGuire announced his candidacy for mayor Tuesday night in a video narrated by filmmaker Spike Lee.
“Every New Yorker deserves a chance to get back in the game, and all of New York deserves a mayor who can bring this city together and solve this crisis,” says the Harvard University-educated McGuire, 63, who left his job as a vice chairman at Citigroup in October. “And that’s why I’m running for mayor.”
Raised by a single mother in Dayton, Ohio, McGuire received a full academic scholarship to the elite Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn, and Harvard, where he went on to earn postgraduate degrees in both law and business.
The timing of the announcement by McGuire — until recently one of the highest ranking black executives in banking — was hardly random, Wall Street insiders told The Post.