Carrion is the former director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the city. He announced he would run as a independent in the 2013 New York mayoral race.
New York mayoral candidate Sal Albanese speaks during the Gay Men's Health Crisis Mayoral Forum on HIV/AIDS alongside fellow candidate Adolfo Carrion Jr. at the GMHC headquarters in Manhattan. (July 23, 2013)
New York mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrion Jr. speaks during the Gay Men's Health Crisis Mayoral Forum on HIV/AIDS alongside fellow candidate Sal Albanese, left, at the GMHC headquarters in Manhattan. (June, 23, 2013)
New York Gov. George Pataki, left, New York Yankees principal owner George Steinbrenner, center left, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, center right, and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. break ground on the New Yankee Stadium. (Aug 16, 2006)
Suffolk County Police Chief Bob Moore, left, points out new security cameras to Department of Housing and Urban Development regional administrator Adolfo Carrion, center, and Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington). (Oct. 25, 2010)
Adolfo Carrion Jr., regional administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, speaks at Triscuit Crackers 'Home Farming Day' celebration in New York's Madison Square Park. (April 12, 2011)