Most Experienced Candidate:
C. Virginia Fields, who has served as Manhattan borough president since 1997, has recently leaped ahead in the polls. Fields has 16 years of experience in government and a reputation for political astuteness. However, some critics have accused her of being indecisive.
Background and Qualifications:
C. Virginia Fields is Manhattan borough president and a former City Council member. Previously, she was a social worker and administered social services for agencies including the Children's Aid Society.