Decorated combat vet with ties to Hillary Clinton considering NYC mayoral bid
He’s thinking of tossing his helmet into the 2021 mayoral race.
A 41-year-old U.S. Marine veteran, who fought in the Second Battle of Fallujah and is the son of a wealthy couple with close ties to the Clintons, is an unlikely addition to the crowded race to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio next year.
Zachary Iscol, whose parents listed their floor-through apartment at 955 Fifth Ave. for $17 million at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, is exploring a citywide run as a moderate Democrat, sources told The Post.
Mom Jill Iscol has advised Hillary Clinton since 1999 and dad Ken Iscol made big bucks as a cellphone pioneer — though he grew up as the son of a Sanitation Department worker in Queens.
The ex-Marine captain, whose 2016 marriage to one-time Vogue editor Meredith Melling was covered by Town & Country magazine, is discussing the potential bid with former Andrew Yang staffer Nick Ryan, according to sources
“He’s led abroad, he’s led the mental health crisis here at home, and most recently he was instrumental to the COVID response here in New York City setting up the Javits,” a source close to Iscol told The Post.
Iscol did two tours in Iraq as a Marine, founded a free mental health program for fellow veterans and served as deputy director of the Javits Medical Center during the coronavirus pandemic.
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