Watch: NYC mayoral candidate Shaun Donovan touts 'deep experience' in leading through crisis


NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — In a little over seven months, New Yorkers will head to the polls to elect their next mayor who will face a myriad of challenges, including overseeing the city's pandemic recovery.

Shaun Donovan announced his candidacy for mayor in February 2020, just before the lockdowns that hurt an otherwise booming economy, revealing an underbelly of inequities in prosperity, health care and housing.

Donovan served as secretary for Housing and Urban Development and as the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration.
Prior to that, he served as commissioner of the city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

For the latest WCBS 880 Weekly Rewind, Donovan tells anchor Lynda Lopez that it's that experience which makes him the best candidate to lead the city through its next chapter.

"No one in this race has the deep experience that I do in leading through crisis," Donovan said. "I've been called on again and again in this city, and across the country, to lead through crisis, but I also have the b