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Borough President Party Term Web site
The Bronx Rubén Díaz Jr. Democratic April 2009–present
Brooklyn Eric Adams Democratic January 2014–present
Manhattan Gale Brewer Democratic January 2014–present
Queens Melinda Katz Democratic January 2014–present
Staten Island James Oddo Republican January 2014–present

Borough president is an office in each of the five boroughs of New York City. The office holds executive powers within each borough, and the five borough presidents also sat on the New York City Board of Estimate. Since 1990, the borough presidents have been stripped of a majority of their powers in the government of New York City.

Borough presidents advise the mayor, comment on land-use items in their borough, advocate borough needs in the annual municipal budget process, appoint some officials and community board members, and serve ex officio as members of many boards and committees.

Current presidents

The current borough presidents were either elected or re-elected in the most recent election in 2014:

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