After weeks of speculation, former Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon has officially signalled her intent to run for governor of New York.

The actor will challenge incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primaries, which represents be a landmark challenge for anyone – let alone a totally new political figure who has never run for office.

Regardless, Nixon has debuted a slick campaign expressing her New York City credentials and a raft of left-leaning policies.

“We want our government to work again, on health care, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway,” she said.

That last policy alone seems like a big one for the NYC populace.

The New York Times points out that if she is elected, Nixon will become the first woman and the first openly gay person to become governor of New York.

She’s hardly be the first entertainment industry graduate to attain public office, as evidenced by Ronald Reagan, former Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and… well, Trump. 

The election will take place on November 16. Expect to see a little more of Nixon between now and then.

Source: The New York Times
Image: Cindy Ord