Catsimatidis, the owner, president, chairman and CEO of the Red Apple Group and Gristedes Foods, announced he would run in the 2013 New York mayoral race.
Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis makes a stop
Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis makes a stop at the Richmond County Fair in Staten Island. (Aug. 31, 2013) (Credit: Linda Rosier)
Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis greets visitors at
Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis greets visitors at the Richmond County Fair in Staten Island. (Aug. 31, 2013) (Credit: Linda Rosier)
Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis makes a stop
Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis makes a stop at the Richmond County Fair in Staten Island. (Aug. 31, 2013) (Credit: Linda Rosier)

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New York City mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis participates
New York City mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis participates in a stickball challenge in Manhattan. (Aug. 27, 2013) (Credit: AP)
John Catsimatidis talks to the media during a
John Catsimatidis talks to the media during a news conference on the steps of City Hall in New York. (Jan. 29, 2013) (Credit: AP )
The Republican joins an increasingly crowded field of
The Republican joins an increasingly crowded field of GOP, Democratic and other candidates seeking to succeed the term-limited, Democrat-turned-Republican-turned independent Bloomberg. (Jan. 29, 2013) (Credit: AP)
John Catsimatidis announced his intention to run for
John Catsimatidis announced his intention to run for New York City mayor. (Jan. 29, 2013) (Credit: AP)
Surrounded by supporters, John Catsimatidis announces his intention
Surrounded by supporters, John Catsimatidis announces his intention to run for New York city mayor. (Jan. 29, 2013) (Credit: AP)

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John Catsimatidis and his wife Margo had a
John Catsimatidis and his wife Margo had a prominent role at Sunday's Greek independence parade. (April 7, 2013) (Credit: Charles Eckert)