Newspaper publisher Tom Allon gave up his long-shot bid today to become New York’s mayor, but he said he plans to keep making his political voice heard through the media.
“While no longer a candidate, I will continue to passionately and relentlessly pursue a reform education agenda as an education activist, a columnist and blogger” and as a co-owner of a political news organization, Allon said in a statement.
A former public school teacher who went into journalism, Allon switched out of the Democratic Party for his attempt to make it to the 2013 general election ballot. While registered Democrats far outnumber Republicans in New York, no Democrat has won the mayoral election since David Dinkins in 1989. Read more here.