David Dinkins

David Norman Dinkins (* July 10, 1927 in Trenton, New Jersey ) is a former American politician of the Democratic Party. He was the 106th Mayor of New York City and the first African American in this office.

His first political mandate had Dinkins from 1965 to 1967 as a Member of the New York State Assembly held. Subsequently, he held several offices in the city government of New York, before he was elected in 1985 as a successor to Andrew Stone for Borough President of Manhattan. A post he kept from 1986 to 1989 On November 7, 1989, he sat down in the election for mayor of New York as a Democratic candidate against the Republican Rudolph Giuliani by. ; In 1993 Giuliani, however, strike and replace him. He was the last Democratic mayor of the city until the election of Bill de Blasio in November 2013.

Dinkins was able to stop the rising crime spiral for the first time in the city's history. He reached a staff increase in the police force by nearly 25 percent.