NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams says he’s in the final stages of considering a run for mayor.

During an interview on CBSN New York today, the former NYPD officer said it’s something he’s wanted to do for a long time.

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“I think it’s the right time, I believe that I’m concerned about what I’m seeing in the city,” he said. “There’s a level of dysfunctionality in government.

“We’re going to move to the final stage to sit down and do a complete analysis, but I’m ready,” said Adams. “This is something that I’ve wanted to do for the city of New York since I wore a bulletproof vest.”

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Full Interview: Eric Adams On CBSN New York

Loree Sutton, the former commissioner of the city’s Department of Veterans’ services, has filed a campaign committee to run for mayor.

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Other expected 2021 candidates include Comptroller Scott Stringer, Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.