by CrownHeights.info Staff
Mayor Bill de Blasio won the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City on Tuesday night, defeating Sal F. Albanese, a former city councilman, and three other challengers. He’ll compete against Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican assemblywoman, in the general election on Nov. 7.
Primary voters also chose among candidates for City Council, public advocate, and also district attorney in Manhattan and in Brooklyn.
Since almost all offices in the city are held by Democrats, the primary vote is often the crucial election for public officials, while the actual election in November against the Republican challenger is merely a formality.
Among those scoring primary victories on Tuesday were:
Laurie Cumbo defeated challenger Ede Fox for the City Council’s 35th District’s Democratic Ticket.
Acting Brooklyn Attorney General Eric Gonzalez was formally nominated to run for his office on the Democratic ticket.
Letitia James was re-nominated to run as New York City Public Advocate.