Eric Adams elected New York City Mayor
New York Daily News
Democrat Eric Adams breezed to victory in Tuesday’s mayoral election, becoming just the second Black man in history to get picked for the city’s top job after running a campaign centered on public safety and his deep experience in New York politics.
Adams, the Brooklyn borough president and a born-and-bred New Yorker, was declared the winner of the mayoral race shortly after polls closed as early results from the city Board of Elections showed him holding a commanding lead over long-shot Republican contender Curtis Sliwa.
In a city as deeply Democratic as New York, Adams’ win was expected.
Eric Adams gives a thumbs-up after voting for himself Tuesday morning at PS 81 in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. (Luiz C. Ribeiro/for New York Daily News)
Carried by a diverse coalition of supporters across the five boroughs, the victory gives him a powerful mandate to take over the reins from Mayor de Blasio, who’s leaving office at the end of this year due to term limits.
Adams — who’s set to be sworn into office on Jan. 1 as the first African-American mayor since David Dinkins…
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