Borough president facts for kids
|The Bronx||Rubén Díaz Jr.||Democratic||April 2009–present|
|Brooklyn||Eric Adams||Democratic||January 2014–present|
|Manhattan||Gale Brewer||Democratic||January 2014–present|
|Queens||Donovan Richards||Democratic||December 2020–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.
The current borough presidents were either elected or re-elected in the most recent election in 2018:
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Howard Golden, Borough President of Brooklyn 1977—2001
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