Bill de Blasio is Elected Mayor of New York City!

de Blasio Election

Dear Commons Community,

To no one’s surprise, Bill de Blasio was elected mayor of New York City by a wide margin yesterday signaling the end of twenty years of Republican rule.  The outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg has had significant accomplishments during his tenure but it was time for a change.  The polls going into yesterday predicted de Blasio winning over Joe Lhota by a 40 percent margin and as of late last night, those polls proved correct.  With 97% of the precincts reporting, de Blasio held a commanding lead of 74% to 24% — the largest margin of victory by a nonincumbent in any mayor’s race in city history.

We wish Mayor-Elect de Blasio well and look forward to a new “progressive era” in New York City.


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