City Councilwoman Letitia James added to the historic nature of Tuesday’s election, becoming the first Black woman elected to City-wide office.
James, a Democrat, had no major-party opposition on the ballot to succeed Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio as Public Advocate. She took more than 83 percent of the vote Tuesday night. James led her closest opposition – Conservative Party candidate Robert Maresca – by more than 600,000 votes.
In the race to replace John Liu as Comptroller, Scott Stringer took a commanding lead home, as 80.5 percent of voters chose the Manhattan Borough President to be the City’s next chief financial officer. Republican John Burnett took second with 16.6 percent of the vote, a margin of more than 620,000 votes.