NEW YORK (PIX11) — Yusef Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five who were formerly known as the Central Park Five, officially announced his candidacy for the New York City Council District 9 seat on Saturday.

Salaam spoke one-on-one with PIX11’s Magee Hickey about his campaign, which he said will focus on racial justice, public safety and housing equity. Watch the interview in the video player above.

Kristin Richardson Jordan is the current District 9 incumbent.