NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Erick Salgado, a conservative Democrat and businessman, has officially announced that he is a candidate in the Democratic Primary for New York City Mayor.

The community leader and Staten Island resident made the announcement at a City Hall press conference on Thursday.

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Salgado said New York City “is broken” and that he would unite and work with all New Yorkers, cultures and races to repair the city. He said he’ll beef up the ranks of the Police Department to previous levels, eliminate ticket quotas and move for the issuance of a city ID card.

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His Democratic rivals in the mayor’s race include city Comptroller John Liu, former City Councilman Sal Albanese, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former Comptroller Bill Thompson.

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