Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mel Wymore to Run for City Council, Hopes to Become First Transgender Member

A New York Daily News Exclusive

By Jillian Jorgensen

Mel Wymore is going to take a second shot at making history as the first transgender member of the City Council — and says he was motivated by President Trump’s election.

Wymore will run again for the Upper West Side seat now held by Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, who edged him out in a crowded 2013 Democratic primary in which he placed second.

“I’m running because Trump won and that was a big wakeup call for us. And for me that means we have to do better,” Wymore said. “And I wouldn’t run if I didn’t think we could do better here on the Upper West Side.”

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