Barbara Kavovit: From RHONY 'Friend Of' To Mayor Of NYC?
“You know, I’m a builder. I know how to build. I know how to rebuild.”
September 25, 2020 3:30pm
Barbara Kavovit is “strongly considering” running for mayor of New York City. In fact, she already working with a campaign manager who is guiding her to office with intentions to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2021.
“Well, I have to say, if Donald Trump could be President of the United States, I can be Mayor of New York City,” Barbara exclusively told Page Six. “You know, I’m a builder. I know how to build. I know how to rebuild.”
“We need a woman in office.”
Barbara will campaign as a ‘tough Democrat’:
When the Heels of Steel author began to feel “unsafe on the street,” that’s when she knew she needed to make a difference. Barbara’s number one priority is rebuilding a safer and more inclusive Big Apple.
“So I feel like the city is not a safe place. So if it’s not safe, people don’t want to come to New York City. People don’t want to stay in New York City.”
Barbara on crime:
“If you are stealing granny’s pocketbook, you’re going to jail. If there’s not enough jails, I’m going to build another jail,” she detailed to Page Six.
“I’m a Democrat, but I’m a tough Democrat,” she declared. “I’m not going to stand for crime. I am going to help businesses. I am going to promote a safer New York City, very structured, so people feel comfortable about being here, so they want to have their business here. So they want to go on the subway and go to work.”
Barbara on NYC housing:
“I think housing is not being addressed, for instance, for housing, one of the first things I would do is build more affordable housing. And with that, I wouldn’t only build more affordable housing, but I would create an ownership program so that whoever is in the housing, they have a responsibility to where they live.”
Barbara threw shade and made a promise:
Barb the Builder called NYC the toughest city in the world, “but the person that’s running it [Mayor Bill de Blasio] is not tough.”
Barbara continued to remind audiences how tough she is by explaining, “We need a tough advocate, a tough mayor, a tough infrastructure, tough people that are surrounding the mayor. And he doesn’t have that. And we need that.”
Barbara wants to leave her mark:
Who knows what all could be in this entrepreneur’s future? Perhaps becoming mayor of NYC is only the beginning… Barbara could eventually run for President of the United States! She wouldn’t be the first reality star to become the Commander in Chief. Nor would she be the first to leave orange, self tanner streaks on the furniture.