New York City Borough President elections, 2013

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The 2013 elections for Borough Presidents were held on November 5, 2013 and coincided with elections for Mayor, Public Advocate, Comptroller, and members of the New York City Council. Primary elections were held on September 10, 2013.[1]

Bronx Borough President[edit]

Incumbent Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz, Jr. (D) is seeking reelection. Díaz was first elected Bronx Borough President in 2009.

Major Parties[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

2013 Bronx Borough President Election Democratic Primary Results [2] 93% of precincts reporting
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Diaz 64,971 84.8
Democratic Mark Escoffery-Bey 11,727 15.2

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Elizabeth Perri

Major Third Parties[edit]

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

Independence[edit]

Candidate[edit]

Mark Escoffery-Bey

Green Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Carl Lundgren

General Election Result[edit]

Diaz won the election with 89.4% of the vote.[3] Perri earned 7.9%, Escoffery-Bey garnered 1.6% and Lundgren received 1.1%.[4]

Brooklyn Borough President[edit]

Incumbent Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (D) cannot run again because of term limits.[5] Markowitz has served three terms (12 years) as Brooklyn Borough President.[5]

Major Parties[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]
Disqualified[edit]
  • John Gangemi, former New York City Councilman (petition signatures ruled invalid)[8][9]
Declined[edit]

Major Third Parties[edit]

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

Conservative[edit]

  • Elias J. Weir.

General Election Result[edit]

Adams won the election with 90.8% of the vote. [10] Weir garnered 9.2%.[11]

Manhattan Borough President[edit]

Incumbent Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer (D) is not seeking reelection but is instead running for New York City Comptroller in the 2013 election.[12]

Major Parties[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Gale
Brewer
Robert
Jackson
Jessica
Lappin
Julie
Menin
Other Undecided
Fairbank, Maslin Maullin, Metz & Associates * April 24–28, 2013 512 ± 4.3% 20% 15% 12% 4% 48%
  • * Internal poll for Gale Brewer campaign

Results[edit]

2013 Manhattan Borough President Election Democratic Primary Results [14] 98% of precincts reporting
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gale Brewer 58,771 39.7
Democratic Jessica Lappin 35,073 23.7
Democratic Robert Jackson 28,481 19.2
Democratic Julie Menin 25,713 17.4

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • David Casavis

Minor Third Party[edit]

Any candidate not among the qualified New York parties must petition their way onto the ballot; they do not face primary elections.

Libertarian Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • David Casavis

General election[edit]

Brewer won the election with 82.9% of the vote. [15] Casavis garnered 17.1%.[16]

Queens Borough President[edit]

Incumbent Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (D)[17] could not run again due to term limits. Marshall has served three terms (12 years) as Queens Borough President.

Major Parties[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

Results[edit]

2013 Queens Borough President Election Democratic Primary Results [19]100% of precincts reporting
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Melinda Katz 52,459 44.8
Democratic Peter Vallone 39,406 33.6
Democratic Everly Brown 14,328 12.2
Democratic Tony Avella 10,858 9.2

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Aurelio Arcabascio

Minor Third Party[edit]

Any candidate not among the six qualified New York parties must petition their way onto the ballot; they do not face primary elections.

Other[edit]

Everly Brown

General Election Result[edit]

Katz won the election with 80.3% of the vote. [20] Arcabascio garnered 17.1% and Brown earned 2.6%.[21]

Staten Island Borough President[edit]

Incumbent Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro (C) cannot run again because of term limits. Molinaro has served three terms (12 years) as Staten Island Borough President.

Major Parties[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Disqualified[edit]
  • Richard Luthman (didn't collect enough petition signatures)[22][23]

Major third parties[edit]

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

Green Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Henry Bardel

Minor third parties[edit]

Any candidate not among the qualified New York parties must petition their way onto the ballot; they do not face primary elections.

Libertarian Party[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Silas Johnson

General Election Result[edit]

Oddo won the election with 69.1% of the vote. [24] Liedy garnered 29.7%, Bardel earned .7% and Johnson received .5% of the vote.[25]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ELECTION DATES". Board of Elections City of New York. 
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  5. ^ a b c Croghan, Lore (January 14, 2013). "'A champion for Brooklyn': Pols have raised big bucks for race to become borough president". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Blau, Reuven (January 28, 2013). "Exclusive: City lawmaker Domenic Recchia drops Brooklyn Beep run - paving way for outspoken state lawmaker Eric Adams". NY Daily News. 
  7. ^ a b c "Carlo calls it quits". The Brooklyn Paper. April 26, 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "who" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  8. ^ "He's back! More than 30 years later, former City Councilman John Gangemi set to run for Brooklyn Borough President". NY Daily News. March 4, 2013. 
  9. ^ Adam Martin, "Brooklyn’s Borough President Race Is Now Just One Guy", New York August 9, 2013 http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/08/brooklyns-borough-president-race-is-down-to-one.html
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  12. ^ Fermino, Jennifer (July 23, 2013). "Sen. Gillibrand backs Scott Stringer over Eliot Spitzer in Democratic race for city controller". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Feiden, Douglas; Durkin, Erin (April 12, 2013). "Manhattan borough president candidates gifted nonprofits whose board members donated to campaigns". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
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  17. ^ a b c d e Dejohn, Irving (July 9, 2013). "Three Queens Borough President candidates slam $3 billion Willets Point proposal". New York Daily News. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  18. ^ Leroy Comrie profile, nydailynews.com; accessed February 27, 2014.
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  22. ^ a b c Wrobleski, Tom (May 20, 2013). "Staten Island's Dems tab Louis Liedy in the race for Borough Hall". Staten Island Advance. Retrieved July 28, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Democrat Richard Luthmann drops Staten Island BP campaign after Court of Appeals defeat". slive.com. August 21, 2013. 
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