Scott M. Stringer
New York City Comptroller
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has dedicated himself throughout his public service career to building a strong middle class for the City--focusing on New York's fiscal health and issues that matter to working people, including affordable housing, budget reform, school overcrowding and public safety.
Mr. Stringer was elected to the New York State Assembly in 1992, representing Manhattan’s Upper West Side for 13 years, and won election in 2006 as Manhattan Borough President. He was elected Comptroller on November 5, 2013.
As Borough President, Mr. Stringer transformed the office into a watchdog of government waste and mismanagement, issuing more than 50 reports on issues ranging from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's deficient funding to the need for fundamental reform of the New York City Housing Authority.
As a trustee of the New York City Employees Retirement System (NYCERS), Mr. Stringer has worked to protect and grow members’ pension dollars. He has promoted the integrity and professionalism of the pension fund and was one of the first to call for a ban on private placement agents. He has also called for more comprehensive risk assessment and management, and further diversification of pension investments to ensure the fund’s long term sustainability.