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Eric Adams starts fundraising for transition, inauguration

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Mayor-elect Eric Adams is fundraising to prepare his new administration to hit the ground running Jan. 1.

In an email obtained exclusively by The Post “Team Adams” invites donors to give $1,000, $2,500 or $5,100 to become a “founding member” of his transition team.

The email says the funds will go toward finding “the best and the brightest” to join his administration and “set Eric up for success in his first 100 days.” 

“The Adams Transition is raising funds to cover the substantial costs associated with preparing a new government, identifying and vetting new administration officials, and holding an inauguration ceremony so that the City is ready to deliver for New Yorkers on Day 1 when Mayor-elect Adams takes office,” campaign spokesman Evan Thies said.

Unlike the presidential transition, the city does not pay for the inauguration of a new mayor nor the preparations for a new administration to take office. The committee does not receive any matching funds from the New York City Campaign Finance Board, but must adhere to its fundraising and spending rules.

Eric Adams attends the Mayor Elect Eric Adams Celebration Party at Zero Bond on November 02, 2021
Eric Adams attends his celebration party at Zero Bond on November 2, 2021.
Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Haute Living

Adams cannot accept contributions from any person or entity that does business with the city.

Just last week Adams said he’ll name his top two appointments — police commissioner and schools chancellor — after Thanksgiving.

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