New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is favored in a survey as the next New York City mayor, says the New York Daily News. Kelly who is not registered with any party and who has headed the department for both Democratic Mayor David Dinkins and Republican Mayor Bloomberg. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s term expires in 2009.
Kelly is the top choice of 14 percent of voters, followed by 11 percent for U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, a Democrat who finished a close second to Fernando Ferrer among Democratic mayoral primary voters in 2005, and 9 percent for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Kelly wouldn’t be the first to make the trip from Police Headquarters to higher office: Theodore Roosevelt headed the department from 1895 to 1897, then went on to be governor of New York and the 26th President of the United States. A spokesman said Kelly has no plans to throw his hat into the mayoral ring.