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18-year-old with strong links to Northern Sound region running for Mayor of New York City

Jun 8, 2021 13:06 By News Northern Sound
18-year-old with strong links to Northern Sound region running for Mayor of New York City 18-year-old with strong links to Northern Sound region running for Mayor of New York City
Credit: Thomas Downs' Facebook page
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Thomas Downs' grand-mother is a Cavan native from Swanlinbar.

An 18-year-old with strong links to the Northern Sound region is running to be the next Mayor of New York City.

Thomas Downs' grand-mother is a Cavan native from Swanlinbar, while his great-aunt hails from "The Walk" in Roscommon Town.

The election is on the second of November and Thomas is running as an independent candidate.

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The winner of the election will lead a city with a population of around nine million and a budget of close to $96 billion.

Thomas is an Irish African-American and he told the Joe Finnegan Show that this allows him to "connect with two very large groups within New York City":

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