Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Mayor Quotes from famous persons: Jim Gray, Denise Dresser, Rudy Giuliani, Pete Buttigieg, Ken Livingstone. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Mayor Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.
It would be a mistake to view Camacho as the beacon of democracy in Mexico. He has played by the PRI’s rules for more than 15 years. As mayor of Mexico City, he was recognized as a political broker, not as an apostle of substantive political reform.
The background of a mayor of a city of any size is a background of somebody who on one hand is an executive and on the other hand is very close to the ground.
When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor.
I want to be a mayor who helped, really helped.
If you run for mayor, people say you’re being egotistical. If you decide you won’t run for mayor, people say you’re being self-centered and egotistical.
As mayor, I would support law enforcement, not knock it down.
I didn’t run for mayor because everything was going great in Baltimore in 1999.
We need a mayor who knows how to balance a budget, who understands the urgency of delivering all the services that a great city needs, who understand the need of working families.
As Mayor, I will fully support my Arts Commission and its professional selection committees so that they can commission a full range of public art that is daring and, when appropriate, daringly traditional.
It’s my responsibility as mayor to protect your tax dollars, be upfront with you about problems, and take aggressive action to solve them.
But despite the challenges, I love being your Mayor.
Somehow, someway, for some people there’s an automatic assumption that a mayor who is African-American or some other elected official has to support another African-American.
Most of the time when I receive a script, it says something like ‘Rosenberg is the fat, slovenly Mayor, who doesn’t want the kids to use the Skateboard Park’, or ‘Stein is a pompous, rotund attorney, imposing to all.’ It would be so freeing to get a script where my character is simply described as ‘A Man.’
The mayor of New York is the chief executive of the city. It is a complex organization and it requires the requisite skills to understand how to be the leader of the people and manage the government of N.Y.
The only politician in my family was my grandfather‘s grandfather, who was the mayor of Winnipeg from Jan. 1, 1917, until Jan. 5, 1917, because he lost the recount. So he was mayor of Winnipeg for four days.
Being the mayor of the third largest city in the country, that’s humbling, but it also gives me incredible hope.
I tell you very openly: it’s much easier to be the heavyweight champion of the world than to be the mayor of Kiev.
I’ve been a city councilman and mayor. I’ve been a lieutenant governor and governor and now, in the Senate, serve on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committee. So I’m a utility player. I just want to do everything I can to make sure A) we win and that B) the presidency of Hillary Clinton is fantastic.
Being mayor is about offering a vision for the city, putting the right people in the right place, and executing that vision.
I mean, we must act with intelligence. We must work on this framework, so that immigration becomes an asset to both nations. Believe me, what – just the Mayor Bloomberg said here in New York, that this city would be stopped, totally stopped if it were not by the immigrants working here.
I am running to be the 50th mayor of Baltimore in order to usher our city into an era where the government is accountable to its people and is aggressively innovative in how it identifies and solves its problems.
My job as a mayor is to look 10, 15, 20 years into the future and think not just about my generation, but about my children‘s generation and my unborn grandchildren and think – what is the kind of economy that they’re going to to inherit and what are we doing today to prepare ourselves for that?
Having been a mayor, we prioritized based on where we want our city and our country to go.
Especially in local elections, because hardly anybody pays attention to those – but it’s really important who’s mayor and who’s on the city council, county commissioners, sheriffs, district attorney, and of course the school board.
Rudy Giuliani was a great mayor and a great leader, but he has turned into an unmitigated – and now, it seems, unethical – disaster.
As Mayor, I will use my experience to make San Francisco a place where small businesses can thrive.
If I was Mayor of London, I would take the congestion charge off. I’d keep the bike lanes. And buses free on a Thursday.
The one thing politicians will always vote for is more politics, so in 2000 they invented the post of mayor of London without ever really thinking what it was a mayor would do.
The truth is a mayor can actually do very little to alter the course of a huge city run by the free market that is home to banking – the engine room of capitalism.
When residents elect a mayor, they expect the mayor to be able to solve their problems. They expect, when they go see the mayor, the mayor to be able to take care of things. But what they don’t understand is that the mayor is not in charge.
I would like to run for the mayor of the city of Chicago. That has always been an aspiration of mine even when I was in the House of Representatives.
You still have that competitive thing where you want to try to make hits. That won’t go away, unless the mayor of show business says my time‘s up.
Well, I’ve worked with Republican presidents, obviously, and Democratic presidents since I’ve had the privilege to remain as mayor.
Clearly, Mayor Bloomberg did some things right. I think he did a very good job on public health. He did a very good job on environment. I think he was right to achieve mayoral control of education. I don’t think he then applied it the right way.
My brother Kobi made my mother very proud when he was elected deputy mayor of Jerusalem. My sister made her proud when she got an advanced university degree, finishing cum laude, and I could not have given my mother a better present than having her come to the Knesset to witness my swearing-in as a minister.
It would be thrilling, obviously, to be able to have a woman and an openly LGBT person as the mayor of New York City.
I was Mayor of New York during a great Yankees dynasty. I got to preside over the city during four Yankees championships.
This – the leadership of the mayor is crucial, because it is to the mayor that people will look to provide the vision, the energy, and the sense of confidence in the rebuilding and the recovery.
If people are expecting the mayor of Portland to solve the problem of homelessness they’re going to be sorely disappointed and that’s just the truth.
I was the first girl in my high school to be chosen as head girl of both my school and my hoste. I was also elected as the Deputy Junior Mayor of the George City Council in grade 11.
I think of being the mayor of a big city with so many incredible things happening – but also so many challenges and opportunities – as really being kind of the chief advocate for the people.
Since becoming mayor in 2009, Julian has worked tirelessly to pursue policies that honor the aspirations of the people he represents. I’m proud that my brother has achieved his dreams, but I’m even more proud of the work he’s done to help others achieve theirs.
During the debates for mayor, I was continually pressed on my position on the policing procedure known as ‘stop and frisk’ – which is actually in law enforcement known as ‘stop, question and frisk’ – and why I believed that, if used properly, it could reduce crime without infringing on personal liberties and human rights.
A mayor is a symbol and a public face of what a city bureaucracy provides its citizens.
In high school, I was on the youth advisory council for the Mayor’s Office of Los Angeles, and that was kind of my first experience in the bureaucratic system. We tried to get things done, and nobody was really interested in getting anything done.
The city of Paris is determined to promote the happiness-on-a-bike fantasy. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to turn the city into the most bike-friendly capital in the world.
No one should walk into a party and have a stamp that says ‘mayor’ or ‘businessman‘ on their head. Everyone is just there to have a good time.
My mother, she worked in the mayor’s office in Chicago when I was growing up and has been in democratic politics for a long time.
When I was mayor of Tulsa, Tulsa County was in nonattainment of the 1979 ozone NAAQS, so I have seen firsthand the economic impacts associated with the challenges of attainment and the legacy of EPA intervention that continues long after meeting the standard.
I was pretty successful before Sept. 11 and fully expected that when I left being mayor I would be very successful.
I was director of governmental affairs at the Cleveland school district. I served in the administration of Mayor Michael R. White.
The mayor has got to work closely with a wide variety of people, his city council, state legislature, governor, business community, labor community, president and the congress in order to be able to do this.
On my left arm, I have the zip code 15104. That’s Braddock, Pennsylvania, my home and the community I was honored to serve as mayor for 15 years.
Only in Chicago do they care more about who the mayor is than who’s president.
We have a great, positive relationship with Mexico. The Tijuana mayor crosses into San Diego, we talk all the time and vice verses. It’s about neighbors working together, and that’s my very clear message about a bi-national region that works. That’s a competitive advantage.
As mayor in an executive position, I have to dress more like an executive, which has been delightful.
Being elected as Seoul Mayor came to me like God’s calling.
My top priority if elected mayor is matching Portland with economic opportunity.
Listen, if the mayor wants to have a debate about education in this city, I got three words: bring it on.
It’s going very different for citizens of Chicago to know that they have an advocate in the mayor’s office – getting rid of the ‘us versus them,’ the lack of investment in our neighborhoods, the feeling that the only thing that matters is if you’re a campaign donor.
Mayor Koch, of New York, was the first public figure to give me support.
Racial politics in Chicago has a long history of being intertwined with the mayor’s race, but I’d like to think we’re past much of that.
I was a little lacking in vision as mayor – I failed to understand the significance that housing and the revitalization of housing means for a city.
I do like men and I had, you know, a guy in high school that I wanted to marry desperately. He’s the mayor of some small town in Texas. I could be the mayor’s wife right now.
My father became the Mayor of Indian Wells, California, a tony desert enclave of rich, conservative Republicans.
Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good ‘ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers.
At the end of the day, New Yorkers need a mayor who understands the problems they face, brings a smart plan and good people to the table, and, more than anything, has the independence, courage and conviction to do the right thing.
It’s true that not every day a little black girl in a low-income family from a segregated steel town makes the runoff to be the mayor of the third-largest city in America.
Portland needs a mayor who is going to take on the significant issues this city is facing.
In New York, we had primary elections for mayor. To improve their chances, all five candidates changed their name to Rudy Giuliani.
I’m honored to serve as mayor of my hometown where our founders started America with three simple words: ‘We, the people.’ And when they said ‘people’ they didn’t mean ‘corporations.’
I didn’t have a whole lot of role models to say, ‘This much is possible, versus this much.’ So I finally said, ‘I think I’d like to be a mayor. I’d like to pull together a city and help do good things.’
It’s easy to be the Mayor of Slamtown in the wrestling ring.
In the coming days, I know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor. Many of you will search to find what’s behind my decision. It’s simple. I have always believed that every person, especially public officials, must understand when it is time to move on. For me, that time is now.
San Francisco needs a Mayor who will make all our neighborhoods safe, a Mayor with a record of standing up for public safety and fighting for the resources we need.
Pete Buttigieg is one of my closest friends as a mayor.
Have you ever heard the expression ‘one hot mess?’ I think the term was custom-made for the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford.
I think our communication strategy has been very disciplined as being a back-to-basics mayor and about focusing on making City Hall work and jumpstarting our economy.
Before being elected to Congress, I was a mayor, and it’s this perspective that makes me certain that Ed FitzGerald is the right kind of leader to get Ohio back on track.
I certainly didn’t see the mayor’s withdrawal coming. I was looking for a highly contested mayoral campaign.
I believe my role as mayor is to be out in the community and as much as possible, I want my team out in the community.
Our kids’ lives depend upon keeping them safe. That has to be a fundamental duty and responsibility for me as mayor. That means we have to continue hard but necessary work of bridging the divide between police and communities they serve.
I will say that walking down the street, getting on the subway, taking the elevator, if there’s one or two people and they say, ‘Great job, Mayor,’ that is a real turn-on. I mean, anybody that wouldn’t find that satisfying, rewarding, exciting, thrilling – I think they should see the doctor.
My brother is the former mayor of Baltimore.
I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa?
Oh, when I was mayor of San Antonio, I pushed for expanding high-quality, full-day pre-K. We didn’t have the resources to make it universal, but you could clearly see that that was what I wanted to do.
I’m in what feels like a pretty transparent fishbowl as mayor. People see you at the market, people see you at the diner, people see you wherever you are, talk to you. You don’t shave, they’re taking selfies of you. You come back from your jog, they’re talking to you.
Throughout his career, Bloomberg has repeatedly shown blatant disrespect for individual rights and civil liberties. The first thing that comes to mind is probably the way he tried to micromanage New Yorkers’ food choices during his time as mayor.
The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and more like the job of university president, which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge, but you are not.
I would consider running for office. But not for mayor.
Once you’ve been a mayor, you look to try to get things done.
I would not vote for the mayor. It’s not just because he didn’t invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
My mother at the age of 65 decided she was going to run for mayor. She had never run for public office, and she decided she wanted to try and do some things for the community.
Being a mayor was an awesome, difficult job. Being the chair of the Armed Services Committee was perhaps the most incredible time in my life, because I got up one morning, and the peacenik from Berkeley was chair of the Armed Services Committee, and it was the greatest – one of the great challenges of my life.
I didn’t run for mayor to be the caretaker of the status quo.
I believe that the mayor of the most diverse city anywhere in the world has to be a uniter, has to be someone that’s comfortable in every community, has to be someone that represents all of us.
I may not be the world’s best glad-handing politician, but I’ve been elected mayor twice. I understand politics. And I definitely understand where the state line is.
I always tell people that being the mayor of an urban city for eight years was like getting run over by a truck every day. There’s inner satisfaction, but 24 hours a day, every day, I’m on duty.
Most of the job on DDP was already done by the time I became mayor. So was Gwanghwamun Square, described by many architects as the city’s worst architectural creation, and the new city hall. I did not think that redoing them would be the right approach as that would only create new problems.
I believe the best type of mayor is one who seeks to uplift people and make their quality of life better and sometimes that requires tough decisions.
I was involved as deputy mayor in New York City on 9/11.
When you go to the mayor’s office and you want something done, then that person should have the authority to do it for you. And if the person can’t do it for you, then you should have the ability to hold that person responsible.
I’ve had the honour of being elected as a Labour councillor, MP and mayor, thanks to the hard work of Labour members, and I believe that the will of our membership should be respected.
I love being the mayor. I want to be the mayor forever.
There was an exhibition in Munich in 1937, ‘Degenerate Art,’ which included work by Klee, Kandinsky, Beckmann and many others. The work was called ‘sick‘ and put in the trash heap. The sentiments expressed toward contemporary art by Jesse Helms, Pat Robertson and Mayor Giuliani recall the language used by the Nazis.
While Mayor Daley surprised me today with his decision to not run for reelection, I have never been surprised by his leadership, dedication and tireless work on behalf of the city and the people of Chicago.
I’m confident that, were I mayor, I would do some things differently than he has. But I think there’s a world of difference between him and his immediate predecessor.
As long as I am mayor of this city the great industries are secure.
I probably saved more black lives as mayor of New York City than any mayor in the history of this city. And I did it by having to use police officers in black areas where there was an astounding amount of crime. If that crime was in white areas, police officers would be in white areas.
When you’re mayor, not every project is going to go well.
My father was in Congress when I was born. He was mayor my whole life from when I was in grade school – first grade – to when I went away to college.
I’ll be the mayor of all the people.
Safety and security are the most basic job of government. I understand that – both as a mayor who works every day to secure public safety and reduce crime, and also as someone who deployed in uniform to Afghanistan because I believed joining the military was part of my duty to help keep my country safe.
They can’t take your house and give it to the mayor’s mistress, even if they pay you for it. But they can, apparently, take your house and tear it down to make room for a development of trendy shops and restaurants, a hotel and so on.
Don’t run for mayor if you don’t want to basically be working all the time.
I’m not going to become an MP and I’m not going to be London Mayor. I have no political ambitions.
I am so proud to be the Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania – a storied steel town I like to say built half the world.
As mayor of San Francisco, I will provide the vision and work hard to make San Francisco a beautiful, well-planned city with excellent housing and transportation options.
New Yorkers have real issues, and they deserve to have a mayor that is prepared to work with them to solve the challenges they have, reduce the problems that they have, and they deserve to have a mayor’s race that is focused on them.
I’ve been a candidate for office at least eight times. A couple times for mayor, state representative, city council.
Wherever there are rock ‘n’ rollers, we’ll play. That’s what we’ve been doing for more than 30 years – rock ‘n’ roll. It’s made me everything from an honorary mayor to honorary member of a motorcycle gang.
When I ran the first time in 2001, they called me ‘The Latino Mayor.’ By the time I left in 2013, with a 58 percent approval rating, half the people liked me, half the people didn’t. I was everybody’s mayor. There was never any criticism that I was just for one group.
If President Trump were to say, ‘I’m going to go to San Juan to see that nasty mayor,’ I would receive him with open arms because democracy is larger than me.
So the mayor of New Orleans would have used his own buses had the people had been white?
Being the mayor of your hometown is the best job in America, partly because it’s relatively nonpartisan – we focus on results, not ideology.
If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you’re going to have a musical comedy administration.
If the city is safe, the mayor shouldn’t have a security detail with him, he should be walking the street by himself.
I’ve probably saved more black lives as mayor of New York City than any mayor in New York City with the possible exception of Mike Bloomberg, who was there for 12 years.
I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life. You know when you were growing up and you wanted to become president? What I want now is to be mayor of this damned town in ten years.
For better or worse, when you’re running for mayor, there’s a little bit of a spotlight on you.
I enjoyed the administrative work because it involved working with Congress, city council, and the mayor. I had never been a politician so it was fun – learning political maneuvering.
As I climbed the electoral ladder – from state assemblyman to mayor of Woodbridge and finally to governor of New Jersey – political compromises came easy to me because I’d learned how to keep a part of myself innocent of them.
The job of mayor of London is unbelievably taxing, particularly in the run-up to the Olympics.
Before I became prime minister, as mayor of Jerusalem, I became world-renowned because of my fight for the unity of Jerusalem.
I’d work to make it hip again to spend time in our fabled and fabulous land. But with a Puerto Rican father and a Jewish mother, I would probably be better suited as mayor of New York.
I was once made honorary mayor of my hometown of Newark, Del.
As a former nine-year member of the Board of Supervisors and nine-year mayor, I know firsthand the merits of strong zoning laws. They protect residential areas so they can support families and be free of commercial activities that are not related to neighborhood needs.
Your Mayor must seek new ways to bring jobs and industry to our community.
We are saving taxpayers’ money, I believe I am doing a very good job at mayor.