Former two-term Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión Jr. formally announced Tuesday that he is running for mayor. He earned the support of the Independence Party last week.
Carrión made his announcement at the Bronx Museum of Arts.
The 51-year-old politician left the Democratic Party in 2012 to run as an independent.
Carrión, who is of Puerto Rican descent, is the only Hispanic candidate running for mayor. After serving as Bronx Borough President, he worked for the Obama Administration as the Housing and Urban Development Regional Director for New York and New Jersey.