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Bill deBlasio Wins Mayoral Race; Bklyn DA Office Goes to Thompson



Bill de Blasio (D) was elected New York City’s first Democratic mayor in two decades Tuesday, running on an unabashedly liberal, tax-the-rich platform that contrasted sharply with billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s record during 12 years in office. De Blasio, 52, will take office on Jan. 1 as the 109th mayor of the nation’s largest city.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (D) has been elected as the New York City comptroller, the city’s chief financial officer. Stringer, a Democrat, defeated a handful of other party candidates, which was expected in a city where Democrats far outnumber all other political registrations.

In a controversial race, former Brooklyn federal prosecutor Kenneth Thompson (D) beat longtime incumbent Charles J Hynes to capture the office of Brooklyn District Attorney. He received 74.54% of the vote as opposed to 25.45% for Hynes

Councilwoman Letitia James a Brooklyn Democrat, made history Tuesday evening, becoming the first black woman to be elected to citywide office in New York. She won the race for Public Advocate, replacing Bill de Blasio

Brooklyn City Councilman David Greenfield (D) has retained his seat in the borough’s 44th council district which comprises the neighborhoods of Bensonhurst, Borough Park, and Midwood in Brooklyn, New York. He beat opponent Joseph Hayon with 82% of the vote

Mark Treyger (D), New Utrecht High School teacher and former aide to Assemblyman Bill Colton (D) won the race for city council in Brooklyn’s 47th council district

Democratic State Senator Eric Adams prevailed in his quest for the position of Brooklyn Borough President. He replaces longtime incumbent Marty Markowitz

Shomrin founder and community activist Chaim Deutsch (D) prevailed over opponent David Storobin in Brooklyn’s 48th city council district. Deutsch garnered 55.08% of the vote in this close race

Three time city council member Gale Brewer (D) defeated Republican David Casavis in the race for Mahattan Borough President. She received 87.1 percent of the vote.

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