Letitia James to replace Bill de Blasio as public advocate; Scott Stringer elected city comptroller

New Yorkers now have a new mayor, but it wasn't the only big city race to be decided Tuesday night. Democrat Letitia James became the

James overwhelmingly beat out her Republican opponent with 83 percent of votes.

James overwhelmingly beat out her Republican opponent with 83 percent of votes. (11/6/13)

NEW YORK - New Yorkers now have a new mayor, but it wasn't the only big city race to be decided Tuesday night.

Democrat Letitia James became the new public advocate, replacing mayor-elect Bill de Blasio with 83 percent of voter support. Her closest opponent was Robert Maresca with just 12 percent.

Democrat Scott Stringer was also overwhelmingly voted to be the next city comptroller with 80 percent of votes. Republican opponent John Burnett ended up with 16 percent.

In one more landslide victory, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. was re-elected with an astounding 89 percent of votes. Elizabeth Perri was the runner-up with just 8 percent.


 

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