Eric Adams Biography

Eric Adams

Quick Facts About Eric Adams

Celebrated Name Eric Adams
Age 61 Years
Nick Name Eric
Birth Name Eric Leroy Adams
Birth Date 1960-09-01
Gender Male
Profession Politician
Nationality American
Place Of Birth New York City, U.S.
Birth Nation America
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christian
Race Black
Horoscope Virgo
Father Leroy Adams
Mother Dorothy Adams
Siblings 5
College / University John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Chrisena Coleman
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Politician Career
Net Worth $1 million to $5 million
Height 5 feet and 9 inches
Weight 80 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Average
Body Measurement 40-36-16 inches
Children 1
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Eric Leroy Adams, excellently known as Eric Adams is an American retired police officer, politician, and author who is the Democratic nominee in the 2021 New York City mayoral election. He previously served as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department for over two decades, retiring at the rank of captain. Adams had long been mulling a run for New York mayor, and on 17th November 2020, he announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York City in the 2021 election.

Eric Adams wins NYC's Democratic mayoral primary

Eric Adams, a former police captain, won New York City's Democratic mayoral primary". Adams is poised to become New York's second Black mayor if he is elected in November's general election over the Republican nominee, radio host Curtis Sliwa because winning the primary in the heavily Democratic city is tantamount to winning the election. The city's Board of Elections released the second batch of data in its initial ranked-choice vote, which showed Adams leading Kathryn Garcia, the city's former sanitation chief, by 8,426 votes - 50.5 percent to 49.5 percent. The numbers released Tuesday included over 120,000 absentee ballots.

Adams told CNN in an interview Wednesday morning that "it's extremely exciting right now that, you know, just an everyday blue-collar worker, I like to say, is going to potentially become the mayor of the city of New York." "This city is like many of our cities in America, we're ready to finally look after working-class people. And I'm going to be the mayor to symbolize that, partner with the other mayors across this country," he said.

Famous For 

  • Being an American retired police officer, politician, and author.
  • For serving as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department for over two decades.

Eric Adams, American retired police officer, politician, and author

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What is Eric Adams Nationality?

Eric Adams took birth on 1st September 1960 in New York City, the U.S. holding American nationality. However, he was raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He came from African-American ethnic background. He was conceived with the real name of Eric Leroy Adams under the star sign of Virgo. Similarly, Eric's religion is Christian and his race is black. He has celebrated his 60th birthday as of 2020 and he will be celebrating his 61st birthday in the September of 2021. His mother, Dorothy Adams worked double shifts as a housecleaner and had received only a third-grade education whereas his father Leroy Adams was a butcher. He also has five siblings.

Talking about Eric's education, he graduated from Bayside High School in Queens in 1978. He began attending college while working as a clerk at the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, receiving an associate degree from the New York City College of Technology, a B.A. from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an M.P.A. from Marist College.

Eric Adams grew up alonside his five siblings

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What does Eric Adams do for a living?

  • Eric Adams kicks off his policing career serving as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for 22 years after which he began in the New York City Transit Police, and continued with the NYPD when the transit police and the NYPD merged.
  • Then he worked in the 6th Precinct in Greenwich Village, the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint, and the 88th Precinct covering Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. 
  • He served as president of the Grand Council of Guardians during the 1990s and co-founded 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care in 1995.
  • Eric ran for Congress against incumbent Major Owens in the Democratic primary for New York's 11th congressional district in 1994 but failed to receive the necessary signatures to make the ballot.
  • He registered as a Republican in 1997 before switching back to the Democratic Party in 2001, according to the Board of Elections.
  • Later he ran for New York State Senate in 2006 and was elected and served four terms until 2013 when he was elected Brooklyn Borough President as well as he represented the 20th Senate District.
  • He was one of the 24 state senators to vote in favor of marriage equality in New York State in 2009 whereas he also served as co-chair of New York's State Legislators Against Illegal Guns in 2012.
  • Eric was elected Brooklyn Borough President with 90.8 percent of the vote on 5th November 2013 as well as he was elected with 83.0 percent of the vote in 2017.
  • He wrote an editorial in "The New York Daily News" calling on the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to test all pre-Kindergarten students for gifted and talented programs, including African-American and Latino children who have historically been excluded.
  • Adams authorized a grant from the borough to SUNY Downstate College of Medicine to establish a plant-based supplemental curriculum in 2021.
  • He established One Brooklyn Fund in 2014, a non-profit organization for community programs, grant writing, and extolling local businesses, though it has been criticized as serving as a conduit for his public profile and for allowing non-campaign pay to play contributions from developers and lobbyists.
  • Moreover, Eric had long been mulling a run for New York mayor, and on 17th November 2020, he announced his candidacy for Mayor of New York City in the 2021 election. 
  • He attended an indoor fundraiser with 18 people in an Upper West Side restaurant during the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing criticism on 20th November 2020.
  • The "Daily News" reported in January 2021 that Adams failed to register his Bedford-Stuyvesant property with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development whereas "Politico" reported in April 2021 that no rental income was declared in Adams's tax filings, though it had been declared to New York City's Conflicts of Interest Board.
  • Adams stated in June 2021 that he gave away his ownership stake in a Prospect Heights co-op apartment in 2007 to a friend who had co-owned the apartment with him.
  • Apart from politics, he has also published in 2021, "Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses", a book about his health journey that advocates for healthier lifestyles.
  • He is also a contributor to the 2021 anthology "Brotha Vegan: Black Men Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society".

Eric Adams wins NYC's Democratic mayoral primary

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Who is Eric Adams's girlfriend?

Eric Adams is an unmarried politician. Thus, he has no wife, He was in a romantic relationship with his former girlfriend Chrisena Coleman. The pair has given birth to a son, Jordan Coleman. It seems that he is comfortable keeping his personal life open to the public. It shows how he loves his fans and leaves no page unturned to make them know what they want. Concerning his sexual orientation, he is straight.

How much is Eric Adams Net Worth?

Eric Adams has a net worth of between $1 million to $5 million as of 2021 whereas his exact salary amount has not been revealed yet. He has earned a considerable amount of money from his career as his major source of income is from his politician career and he is happy and satisfied with his profession.

What is the Height of Eric Adams?

Eric Adams stands at an ideal height of 5 feet and 9 inches with a balanced bodyweight of 80 kg. He has black hair and black eyes color. Adams has an average body build with 40-36-16 inches of body measurement. He has a charming smile which has attracted a lot of people towards him. He became a vegan after his diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in 2016. He also began exercising regularly, including using an exercise bike and treadmill in his office. Within six months, he lost 30 pounds, reversed his diabetes, and reduced his blood pressure and cholesterol levels. He has stated that he wants to encourage others to switch to a healthier diet and that public health spending for diabetes should go towards lifestyle changes rather than treating disease.

Did You Know?

  • When Adams was 15 years old, he and his brother were arrested for criminal trespassing.
  • He erved as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for 22 years.
  • In 2016, Adams became a vegan after his diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
  • His zodiac sign is Virgo.
  • Adams has a son, Jordan Coleman.