Councilwoman Letitia James projected to be the next NYC public advocate, beating out State Senator Daniel Squadron in the runoff election.
The projected vote as of 10:20 p.m. was 60% for James, with 97% of precincts reporting.
Since there was no Republican candidate for NYC public advocate, Tuesday’s runoff vote decided the winner.
Both candidates – Sen. Daniel Squadron and City Council member Letitia James — vowed to try to get instant runoff voting legislation passed, after the staggering cost of the election drew criticism.
The runoff election cost taxpayers a whopping $13 million — eventhough the budget for the public advocate office is just $2.3 million a year.