1981 New York City mayoral election
Results by Borough
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Koch, a Democrat, also received the endorsement of and ran on the Republican Party ballot line.
Koch received an overwhelming 74.64% of the vote citywide. Koch also swept all five boroughs by landslide margins, breaking 60% of the vote in Manhattan and breaking 70% of the vote in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.
Koch's closest competitor was the short-lived New York Unity Party nominee Frank J. Barbaro, who received 13.31%.
Koch defeated his nearest competitor by a landslide 61.35% Democratic margin of victory and was sworn into his second term in January 1982.
|Manhattan||The Bronx||Brooklyn||Queens||Staten Island||Total|
|Democratic – Republican||Edward I. Koch||189,631||132,421||261,292||275,812||53,466||912,622|
|Unity||Frank J. Barbaro||56,702||22,074||48,812||31,225||3,906||162,719|
Koch had 738,288 Democratic votes and 174,334 Republican votes. Others = 45,485. Jeronimo Dominguez – Right to Life – 32,790 2.7%; Judith Jones – Libertarian – 6,902 0.6%; Wells Todd – Socialist Workers – 5,793 0.5% Koch won the Democratic Primary with 347,351 votes (59.8%), defeating Barbaro who had 209,369 votes (36.0%) and Melvin Klenetsky who had 24,352 votes (4.2%). Koch also won the Republican Primary, defeating Esposito by 44,724 to 22,354.
- "New York City Mayoral Election 1981". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 April 2014.