New York City Councilman Dan Garodnick is running for comptroller and he wants you to know who he is and what he’s all about. In his cinematic campaign kickoff video, Garodnick makes his case for why he should replace John Liu for the office. He states early in the ad that, “a lot of New Yorkers don’t know what this job is,” and then proceeds to not explain what a comptroller is. Just so we’re all straight, the comptroller is in charge of the finances and auditing of city agencies.
Garodnick seems to have a lot of credentials and is well spoken, even though the ad itself is maybe a touch too dramatic.
For those who haven’t been following, Liu is recently in some hot water over letting his campaign manager run aspects of the comptroller’s office (which is illegal) and the arrest of his campaign treasurer. With a scandal haunting his opponent, Garodnick may not need such an inspirational ad at all.