2013 New York City Public Advocate election
|Elections in New York State|
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.
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.
- 1 Democratic primary
- 2 Republican primary
- 3 Major third parties
- 4 Minor third parties
- 5 General Election results
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- Cathy Guerriero, adjunct professor at Columbia University and New York University
- Letitia James, New York City Councilwoman (also received the Working Families Party nomination)
- Reshma Saujani, former Deputy Public Advocate and candidate for New York's 14th congressional district in 2010
- Daniel Squadron, State Senator
- Sidique Wai, New York University professor
- Bill de Blasio, incumbent Public Advocate (running for mayor)
|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%|
No Republican candidate filed to run for the office.
Major third parties
- Robert Maresca
- James Lane, an internet media professional and Green Party activist. In 2013 he ran for New York City Public Advocate and in 2015 he ran for Congress against the Republican candidate Dan Donovan who was the District Attorney that failed to indict anyone in the killing of Eric Garner. He is a member of the Adoptee Rights, Black Lives Matter and Stop Mass Incarceration movements. His current titles include: Director of Analytics & Implementation, GroupM and Editor-in-Chief, Hot Indie News
Minor third parties
The following parties without automatic ballot access succeeded in petitioning onto the ballot:
- Michael K. Lloyd
- Alex Merced, author, columnist, and blogger
- Deborah O. Liatos
- Mollena G. Fabricant
- Irene Estrada
General Election results
|Working Families||Letitia James||53,821||5.51|
|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|
- "Election Dates". Vote.nyc.ny.us. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
- . "James Defeats Squadron In Democratic Public Advocate Runoff". NY1. Archived from the original on October 3, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
- CBS New York
- "Primary Election Day: Primary Rundown". nyunews.com.
- "NY/Region: Bitter Tone in Debate Between Public Advocate Rivals". The New York Times.
- "Letitia James defeats Daniel Squadron in Democratic runoff for public advocate". NY Daily News.
- "James' Runoff Win Likely To Shape Council Speaker Race". NY1. Archived from the original on October 19, 2013.
- "Staten Island, New York City Primary Night returns". slive.com. September 11, 2013.
- "NYC Public Advocate Runoff Results". October 1, 2013. Archived from the original on October 3, 2013.
- "Working Families Party Backs Brooklyn CM Letitia James For NYC Public Advocate | New York Daily News". Nydailynews.com. May 9, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
- "About Alex Merced - AlexMerced.Com - Libertarianism, Economics, and Knowledge". Alexmerced.squarespace.com. February 22, 1999. Archived from the original on November 5, 2013. Retrieved November 5, 2013.
- "Statement and Return Report for Certification" (PDF). Retrieved January 2, 2014.