John Catsimatidis wants to be mayor - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

John Catsimatidis wants to be mayor

Posted: Updated:
MYFOXNY.COM -

The owner of the Gristedes supermarket chain has thrown his hat into the ring for mayor of New York City.

"I think all successful Americans should give back.. to our communities, states and volunteer to do a good job. I volunteered yesterday to be mayor. I don't need more money. We want to make sure our kids, our grand kids are going to be ok," said Catsimatidis.

The native of Greece grew up on 135th Street in upper Manhattan. Catsimatidis' father worked six days a week as a bus boy.

He is running as a Republican.

"I am pro-business. I cannot run as a Democrat because the Democrats don't let business people run on their line. I want to run as a pro-business Democrat," said Catsimatidis.

Forbes lists Catsimatidis' net worth at approximately $2B.

"When I was a senior we opened up our first store. I owned ten stores by the time I was 24. I put $5M into real estate in 1977, I blinked my eyes and it was 1980 and it was worth $100M. I believed in New York and I invested in New York and that's how you make a difference."

  • Today on Good DayToday on Good DayMore>>

  • FBI, Apple investigating nude celebrity photo leaks

    FBI, Apple investigating nude celebrity photo leaks

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:09:57 GMT
    Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of the Oscar winner online, a publicist for the actress said. Intimate images of the actress, who stars in "The Hunger Games" film franchise and won an Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," began appearing online on Sunday.
    Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of the Oscar winner online, a publicist for the actress said. Intimate images of the actress, who stars in "The Hunger Games" film franchise and won an Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," began appearing online on Sunday.
  • Things to do in NYC during Labor Day weekend

    Things to do in NYC during Labor Day weekend

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:43:52 GMT
    For those staying closer to home during Labor Day weekend, there are plenty of ways to de-stress and relax in New York City.  Afar magazine shared these suggestions ranging from sight-seeing, to visiting museums and even exercising! Hop on a bike and go up the West Side Highway to the Cloisters in Fort Tyron Park.
    For those staying closer to home during Labor Day weekend, there are plenty of ways to de-stress and relax in New York City.  Afar magazine shared these suggestions ranging from sight-seeing, to visiting museums and even exercising! Hop on a bike and go up the West Side Highway to the Cloisters in Fort Tyron Park.
  • NYC Unicycle Festival

    NYC Unicycle Festival

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:05:59 GMT
    More than 300 people are expected to hop aboard their unicycles to ride across New York City for the 2014 Unicycle Festival. The three-day long festival begins Friday with a 13-mile ride across Brooklyn. The main event takes place on Governors Island from 12 pm-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
    More than 300 people are expected to hop aboard their unicycles to ride across New York City for the 2014 Unicycle Festival. The three-day long festival begins Friday with a 13-mile ride across Brooklyn. The main event takes place on Governors Island from 12 pm-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices