New York City Public Advocate election, 2013

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New York City Public Advocate Election, 2013
New York City
2009 ←
November 5, 2013
→ 2017

  Letitia James.jpg
Candidate Letitia James Robert Maresca
Party Democratic Conservative
Alliance Working Families
Popular vote 770,764 112,967
Percentage 83.6% 12.2%

Public Advocate before election

Bill de Blasio
Democratic

Elected Public Advocate

Letitia James
Democratic

The 2013 New York City Public Advocate election was held on November 5, 2013, along with elections for the Mayor, Comptroller, Borough Presidents, and members of the New York City Council. Incumbent Democratic Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, serving his first term, ran for Mayor of New York City rather than seek re-election.

The Democratic Party held its primary on September 10, and since no candidate reached 40%, a runoff was held on October 1 between the top two candidates, Councilwoman Letitia James and State Senator Daniel Squadron. James won the runoff to become the Democratic nominee.[1][2]

The Republican Party did not nominate a candidate. In the general election, James faced Green Party nominee James Lane and Conservative nominee Robert Maresca as well as various minor party candidates.

James won the general election in a landslide.[3]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Tone[edit]

The runoff between Letitia James and Daniel Squadron was characterized as bitter by most of the media outlets that covered it.[5][6][7]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Catherine
Guerriero
Letitia
James
Reshma
Saujani
Daniel
Squadron
Sidique
Wai
Other Undecided
Marist August 12–14, 2013 355 ± 5.2% 12% 16% 3% 12% 2% 6% 49%
Marist June 17–21, 2013 689 ± 4% 16% 17% 8% 4% <1% 54%

Primary results[edit]

2013 New York City Public Advocate Election Democratic Primary Results [8] 99% of precincts reporting
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Letitia James 175,080 35.9%
Democratic Daniel Squadron 161,541 33.2%
Democratic Reshma Saujani 73,358 15.1%
Democratic Cathy Guerriero 63,479 13%
Democratic Sidique Wai 13,855 2.8%
2013 New York City Public Advocate Election Democratic Primary Runoff Results [9] 99.8% of precincts reporting
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Letitia James 112,180 59.51%
Democratic Daniel Squadron 76,322 40.49%

Republican primary[edit]

No Republican candidate filed to run for the office.

Major third parties[edit]

Besides the two main parties, the Conservative, Green, Independence and Working Families parties are qualified New York parties. These parties have automatic ballot access.

Conservative[edit]

Nominee[edit]

  • Robert Maresca

Green[edit]

Nominee[edit]

  • James Lane, internet media professional

Working Families[edit]

Nominee[edit]

Minor third parties[edit]

The following parties without automatic ballot access succeeded in petitioning onto the ballot:

Freedom[edit]

Nominee[edit]

  • Michael K. Lloyd

Libertarian[edit]

Nominee[edit]

  • Alex Merced, author, columnist, and blogger[11]

Socialist Worker[edit]

Nominee[edit]

  • Deborah O. Liatos

Students First[edit]

Nominee[edit]

  • Mollena G. Fabricant

War Veterans[edit]

Nominee[edit]

  • Irene Estrada

General Election results[edit]

2013 New York City Public Advocate General Election Results [12] 100% of precincts reporting
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Letitia James 761,058 77.87%
Working Families Letitia James 53,821 5.51%
Total Letitia James 814,879 83.37%
Conservative Robert Maresca 119,768 12.25%%
Green Party James Lane 16,974 1.74%%
Libertarian Alex Merced 10,419 1.07%%
Socialist Workers Deborah O. Liatos 5,114 0.52%%
War Veterans Irene Estrada 4,216 0.43%%
Students First Mollina G. Fabricant 2,391 0.24%%
Freedom Party Michael K. Lloyd 1,799 0.18%%

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