Sylvia Kinard, Ex-Wife of Bill Thompson, To Run for Congress

p3110092 Sylvia Kinard, Ex Wife of Bill Thompson, To Run for CongressSylvia Kinard, an attorney and the second wife of former Democratic mayoral nominee Bill Thompson, told The Politicker this morning that she is running for Congress against incumbent Democrat Yvette Clarke.

“We have a petitioning process, we are getting ready for that,” Ms. Kinard said. “I want to see a better Brooklyn for everyone. There is an old saying that ‘A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats.’ I am not sure that is true anymore.”

Ms. Kinard married Mr. Thompson in 1999 and the couple had a nasty split in 2006  played out in the press just as the former comptroller was gearing up for his own mayoral run in 2009. Continue reading “Sylvia Kinard, Ex-Wife of Bill Thompson, To Run for Congress”