Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President
Updated: Dec 22, 2020
Eric Leroy Adams (born September 1, 1960) is the Borough President of Brooklyn, New York City.
Adams served as an officer in the New York City Transit Police and then the New York City Police Department, for 22 years. In 1994, though endorsed by the Nation of Islam, he was defeated in the Democratic primary for a New York Congressional seat. From 2006 to 2013 he was a Democratic State Senator in the New York Senate (representing the 20th Senate District in Brooklyn). In November 2013, Adams was elected Brooklyn Borough President, the first African-American to hold the position. In November 2017 he was reelected.