Councilwoman Letitia James projected to be next NYC public advocate

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City councilmember Letitia James predicts crisis if the two sides don’t end up seeing eye to eye on how to keep Interfaith in operation in a financially sound way.

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.

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