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NYC2013 by the Numbers

In 2013, New York City voters cast ballots for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, all five borough presidents, and all fifty-one city council members: fifty-nine elected city officials in all. Hundreds of candidates competed for these seats and millions upon millions of dollars were raised and spent in the process.

 

Here’s our more detailed look back at the year in New York City politics through numbers. Be in touch with any additions or corrections.

 

1: incumbent city council member defeated in the city’s 2013 elections (S. Gonzalez, CD38)

 

1: member of the state senate voted into a city office, creating a vacancy (E. Adams)

 

2 & 8: terms and years that Mayor de Blasio and other incoming elected city officials are eligible to serve in their new positions

 

3 & 12: terms & years that Bloomberg served as mayor

 

3: new city-wide elected officials set to take office in 2014

 

4: new borough presidents set to take office in 2014

 

4: members of the state assembly voted into city council positions, creating vacancies (A. Maisel, V. Gibson, R. Espinal and I. Barron)

 

15: mayoral candidates on the general election ballot

 

15.5: percentage of the vote received in the Democratic mayoral primary by longtime frontrunner and council speaker Christine Quinn

 

16: age of Dante de Blasio

 

20: years since a Democratic mayor of NYC

 

21: new city council members taking office in 2014

 

24.3: percentage of the vote Joe Lhota received in the general election

 

25: age of Ritchie Torres, the youngest incoming council member (CD15)

 

26: percentage at which Anthony Weiner reached his highest polling position of first

 

40.3: percentage of the vote Bill de Blasio received in the Democratic mayoral primary

 

52: age of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio

 

52.5: percentage of the vote received in the Republican mayoral primary by Joe Lhota

 

56: Eliot Spitzer’s highest polling percentage during the Democratic comptroller’s race

 

71: age of the outgoing mayor, Michael Bloomberg

 

73.3: percentage of the vote de Blasio received in his general election victory

 

88: NYC CFB registered candidates who officially terminated their campaigns

 

109: mayor in NYC history that Bill de Blasio will be once inaugurated

 

238: NYC CFB registered candidates who participated in the public financing program

 

347: candidates who registered with the NYC CFB for the 2013 city elections

 

119,604: votes received by Tish James in the Democratic primary run-off for public advocate

 

202,647: votes cast in the Democratic primary run-off for public advocate

 

264,420: votes received by Joe Lhota in the general election

 

600,000: registered Republicans in New York City

 

795,679: votes received by Bill de Blasio in the general election

 

1,102,400: votes cast in the general election for mayor

 

2,800,000: registered Democrats in New York City

 

4,300,000: registered voters in New York City

 

10,328,198: dollars spent by Eliot Spitzer on his comptroller campaign

 

13,000,000: dollars spent administering the Democratic primary run-off for public advocate

 

15,938,161: dollars spent on independent expenditures (IEs) in 1st post-Citizens United NYC elections

 

37,520,161: public dollars released by the NYC CFB to candidates for the 2013 city elections

 

92,407,939: private dollars raised by candidates for the 2013 city elections

 

117,574,643: dollars spent by candidates in the 2013 city election cycle

 

 

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