Catsimatidis officially launches mayoral bid

New York /
Jan.January 15, 2013 02:30 PM

Supermarket mogul and real estate developer John Catsimatidis has started his Republican mayoral campaign with a $1 million investment of his own money, the New York Post reported. He plans to hire a campaign staff next week.

“I cut a million dollar check,” said Catsimatidis, the president, chairman and CEO of both the Red Apple Group and the Gristedes supermarket chain.

Catsimatidis, in an interview with The Real Deal in August 2011, said that he had been urging Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to enter the race to replace Michael Bloomberg. “If he doesn’t run,” Catsimatidis said, “I may.”

He joins a list of mayoral candidates with ties to real estate, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Tom Allon.

Catsimatidis had planned to run for mayor in 2009, but he said he withdrew after Bloomberg asked him to use his “influence” to help in a bid for reelection. [NYP]Zachary Kussin


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
A rendering of The Residences at 400 Central and John Catsimatidis (Catsimatidis via Getty)
John Catsimatidis breaks ground on 46-story condo project in St. Pete
John Catsimatidis breaks ground on 46-story condo project in St. Pete
Food stores with huge refrigeration needs don’t get any special consideration under the city’s carbon emissions law. (iStock)
Grocery stores seek reprieve from emissions cap
Grocery stores seek reprieve from emissions cap
John Catsimatidis and 670 Pacific Street (Getty, StreetEasy)
Catsimatidis notches win for landlords in 421a suit; tenants vow to appeal
Catsimatidis notches win for landlords in 421a suit; tenants vow to appeal
John Catsimatidis (Getty, iStock; Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
Catsimatidis won’t switch parties to run for mayor
Catsimatidis won’t switch parties to run for mayor
Will Catsimatidis switch parties? (Getty)
Republican or Democrat? Catsimatidis picks his poison
Republican or Democrat? Catsimatidis picks his poison
John Catsimatidis (Getty)
John Catsimatidis wants to add three more rental towers in Coney Island
John Catsimatidis wants to add three more rental towers in Coney Island
Coffee Talk with John Catsimatidis
Catsimatidis: NYPD should have sent rioters to Rikers
Catsimatidis: NYPD should have sent rioters to Rikers
Billionaire grocer and developer John Catsimatidis is exploring a bid for the 2021 mayoral race. (Getty, iStock)
Maybe this time? Catsimatidis ponders another run for mayor
Maybe this time? Catsimatidis ponders another run for mayor
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...