Tony-award winning actress and outspoken activist Cynthia Nixon gained fame for her role of Miranda Hobbes in HBO’s hit series Sex in the City. It looks like Nixon is preparing for a bigger role—governor of New York. Nixon’s gubernatorial run has been rumored since 2017 when The Wall Street Journal published a story about her meeting with Democratic strategists.
Nixon announced her candidacy Monday on Twitter through a promotional campaign video. In the video, Nixon emphasized her New York roots, stating, “I love New York. I’ve never lived anywhere else.” Nixon also covered a wide array of concerns, including mass incarceration, weak infrastructure, and failing healthcare. She also stressed the importance of public education in New York society, highlighting her own public education and her choice to send her own children to public school.
Cynthia Nixon is not a newcomer to the New York political scene. In 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed her to the Mayor’s Fund To Advance New York City advisory board. Nixon has spoken publically about the state’s politics on television shows and recently wrote an op-ed about public education for LoHud.com. In September, she will face off with New York’s current governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primaries.
Two of Nixon’s Sex and the City costars have publically expressed their support of her gubernatorial run. Kristin Davis tweeted, “I am so proud of Cynthia Nixon, no one cares more than she does about EVERY person getting a fair change and a good education.” Another costar Willie Garson posted to Instagram, “I can’t think of anyone who’s more prepared, more caring, more educated on the issues and more READY than Cynthia Nixon.”