Race Overview: Mayor
Also appearing on the General Election ballot:
Michael J. Dilger (Flourish Every Person Can Shine Like the Sun)
Michael K. Greys (Freedom)
Jimmy McMillian (Rent too High)
Sam Sloan (War Veterans)
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includes profiles of candidates eliminated via party primaries
(Albanese, Liu, Quinn, Salgado, Thompson, Weiner, Catsimatidis, McDonald)
(Berkowitz, Coenen, Credico, Fernandez, Lee, Person)
* as of 9:30 pm, September 12
- Bill de Blasio has about 40.3% of the counted votes with 99% of precincts reporting.
- Bill Thompson is at 26.2%, hoping that the remaining votes, when counted, drop de Blasio below 40% and allow for a run-off between the two (which would take place on Tuesday, October 1st).
- Since the primary, the Board of Elections counted 647,00 votes cast by machine, which will be re-canvassed beginning the morning of Friday, September 13th.
- 80,000 paper ballots have not yet been counted. The uncounted votes are absentee and military votes, as well as emergency ballots cast by voters whose names were not found on the rolls. 80,000 votes is approximately 12.4% more votes.
- Christine Quinn sits in third place, with about 15.5%
- John Liu & Anthony Weiner are in fourth and fifth, with about 7% and 5% respectively.
- Joe Lhota has won the Republican nomination for mayor, sitting at about 53%, and will await the outcome of the final vote count in the Democratic primary, and a posible run-off.
- John Catsimatidis finishes second, with about 41% of the vote
- George McDonald finishes third, with about 7% of the vote
THE HEADLINE: THE NEXT MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY WILL NOT BE MIKE BLOOMBERG (PROBABLY)
Michael Bloomberg has been Mayor of New York City since 2002, is in the midst of serving his third term (only the fourth of New York City’s 108 Mayors to do so), and is in the final year of his tenure. On November 5th, 2013, New Yorkers will elect a new Mayor who will take office on January 1st, 2014. Who that new Mayor will be is going to be determined by one of the most interesting races in the city’s history as a diverse group of candidates takes aim at one of the most high profile offices in the country. It looks like there will be a very competitive primary on both sides of the aisle, with a number of candidates who have lengthy public service records. There are no superstars in the field, but a variety of characters with diverse backgrounds and developing plans for how to move the city forward. It will be interesting to see how Mayor Bloomberg himself fits into the race and how he uses his considerable powers, not the least of which is his access to the media, to determine his successor. There are quite a few candidates for Mayor, some with legitimate chances of winning, others with simply a point to make, and still others seemingly in the race to have a good story to tell the grandkids.
The Race for Mayor of New York CityTHE HEADLINE: THE NEXT MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY WILL NOT BE MIKE BLOOMBERG (PROBABLY) Michael Bloomberg has been Mayor of New York City since 2002, is in the midst of serving his third term (only the fourth of New York City’s 108 Mayors to do so), and is in the final year of his tenure. On November 5th, 2013, New Yorkers will elect a new Mayor who will take office on January 1st, 2014. Who that new-
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Without de Blasio or Thompson, the Democrats Talk Education with Charter Parentsby Caleb Kennedy Four candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of New York City spoke at a forum on education policy at the Salvation Army of Greater New York on Tuesday, June 11th. Although all six leading Democratic candidates had previously agreed to attend, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former Comptroller Bill Thompson backed out within 24 hours of the event, citing scheduling-
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Clips from a Mayoral Forum on Agingby Ben Max On Thursday, July 11, the Council of Senior Centers and Services of New York City hosted a mayoral candidate forum at the NYU Kimmel Center: The Future of Aging in New York City. In attendance were Democratic candidates Sal Albanese, Bill de Blasio, John Liu, and Anthony Weiner, as well as Republican candidate John Catsimatidis. Both de Blasio and Catsimatidis left early due to other-
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Weiner Apologizes (again); Abedin Forgives, de Blasio Doesn’tby Ben Max With new revelations of online interactions of a sexual nature between mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and women who are not his wife, including ones that occurred after Weiner resigned from Congress in June, 2011, the city media’s attention quickly refocused on Weiner Tuesday after having been largely distracted of late by Eliot Spitzer’s entrance into the Comptroller’s-
My Name is Jack Hidary; I was Born in BrooklynJack Hidary makes his debut on the mayoral candidate forum circuit by Ben Max Entrepreneur Jack Hidary, who officially declared his candidacy for mayor on July 17th, made his first appearance alongside other candidates at this morning’s small business forum at La Marina. Hidary, who is running as an independent on the “Jobs and Education” party line that he is creating for his-
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Christine QuinnCampaign Website Facebook Page Twitter Profile Political Party: Democrat Office Seeking: Mayor Opponents: Sal Albanese (D) Bill de Blasio (D) John Liu (D) Erick Salgado (D) Bill Thompson (D) Anthony Weiner (D) Currently: Council Member for District 3, Speaker of the City Council Previously: Executive Director at NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, Chief of Staff for Councilman-
Sal AlbaneseCampaign Website Facebook Page Twitter Profile Political Party: Democrat Office Seeking: Mayor Opponents: Bill de Blasio (D) John Liu (D) Christine Quinn (D) Erick Salgado (D) Bill Thompson (D) Anthony Weiner (D) Currently: Managing Director at Mesirow Financial Previously: Marketing Director at INVESCO, City Councilman for 43rd district, Member of Community Board 20, Teacher at NYC-
John LiuCampaign Website Facebook Page Twitter Profile Political Party: Democrat Office Seeking: Mayor Opponents: Sal Albanese (D) Bill de Blasio (D) Christine Quinn (D) Erick Salgado (D) Bill Thompson (D) Anthony Weiner (D) Currently: New York City Comptroller Previously: City Councilman for District 20, President of North Flushing Civic Association, Manager at PriceWatererhouseCooper Education:-