2017 New York City Public Advocate election

The 2017 New York City Public Advocate election was held on November 7, 2017.[1]

2017 New York City Public Advocate election

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Candidate Letitia James J.C Polanco Michael O'Reilly
Party Democratic Republican Conservative
Alliance Working Families Reform
Stop de Blasio
Popular vote 812,235 172,601 88,060
Percentage 73.81% 15.68% 8.00%

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Borough results
James:      30–40%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Public Advocate before election

Letitia James
Democratic

Elected Public Advocate

Letitia James
Democratic

Letitia James defeated challenger David Eisenbach in the Democratic Primary on September 12, 2017. As of 2022, James and then-City Comptroller Scott Stringer (2013) are the last citywide Democrats to carry Staten Island in an general election.

ResultsEdit

Results of the 2017 New York City Public Advocate election[2]
Candidate Party Popular vote
# %
Letitia James (incumbent) Democratic 752,476 68.38
Working Families 59,759 5.43
Total 812,235 73.81
J.C. Polanco Republican 162,780 14.79
Reform 6,065 0.55
Stop de Blasio 3,756 0.34
Total 172,601 15.68
Michael O'Reilly Conservative 88,060 8.00
James Lane Green 19,404 1.76
Devin Balkind Libertarian 6,737 0.61
Write-ins 1,407 0.13
Valid votes 1,100,444 94.35
Invalid votes 65,870 5.65
Total votes cast 1,166,314 100

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Max, Ben. "Candidates for 2017 City Elections". Gotham Gazette. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  2. ^ "00001200000Citywide Public Advocate Citywide Recap" (PDF). NYC Board of Elections. July 16, 2019. Retrieved November 25, 2020.