NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a Glen Cove native, running for mayor

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks at the 2013 Greater New York Human Rights Campaign Gala at The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. (Feb. 2, 2013) (Credit: Getty Images)

NEW YORK - A Nassau native could become the next mayor of New York City.

Democratic City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced her bid for the mayorship this morning.

Quinn, who grew up in Glen Cove, posted a campaign video on her Twitter account and said she wants to give middle- and working-class New Yorkers the same opportunities generations of her family got when they came here.

The speaker is a front-runner to replace current Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who can't run for a fourth term because of term limits.

If elected, Quinn would become the city's first female and first openly gay mayor.

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