2013-11-08 / Columnists

An Intern’s Take

By Ilyassha Shivers

By the time you have read these lines the face of politics in NYC will have had a facelift, we hope. The events leading up to the election has proven that the last two administrations have left their mark on how we do business in NY.

As New Yorkers came out to the polls on Tuesday many expect change. From stop and frisk to policies that support big business there are many issues that have led to this changing of the guards. It’s been quite some time since we have had a Democrat at Gracie Mansion. The last, did not leave such a good impression. So here we have our next mayor who is married, something we have not seen in the past 15 years.

I don't know about anyone else but I feel it’s time for change. This city needs elected officials who are going to put the people first and not conduct business as usual. These are hard times for the middle class, and the working poor. As we prepare for the holiday season I hope these freshmen politicians come in with a vision and ready to get their hands dirty. I am aware that nothing happens overnight but we need to see some effort and action. There is a lot riding on this election. This can be the start of a new era. Only time will tell.

The last two mayors have put Mr. de Blasio in a pretty good position. He has many policies to look at and change. I hope and pray that our newly elected officials come into office and make a difference in our great city.

The bible says many are called but few are chosen. These men and women have been chosen to represent all the people of New York. Let’s see if they are up for the challenge. Tell me what you think email me at shiverswave@gmail.com. And don't forget to read The Wave.

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