He’s the first democratic mayor in New York city after a twenty year republican reign.
He has the perfect platform, the perfect voice and a beautiful biracial family in these ever-changing tough economic times.
Bill de Blasio was joined by his family onstage to deliver a victory speech at the Park Slope Armory YMCA after winning the New York City mayoral election last night. de Blasio proclaimed his landslide victory a mandate for his liberal agenda and a change in course after two decades of Republican rule at City Hall.
People are tired and fed up and they want change as de Blasio held a commanding lead of 74% to 24% — the largest margin of victory by a non-incumbent in any mayor’s race in city history.
The first lady of New York is an African-American woman.
Washington has Michelle Obama and New York has Chirlane McCray.
Nearly seven out of 10 voters said the city needed to move in a new direction from Bloomberg’s policies, according to the survey conducted by Edison Research. And among those wanting change, de Blasio triumphed, capturing 85% of their votes.
At 52, de Blasio is one of the youngest men elected mayor of New York. And as such, he also represents a generational break from Bloomberg, a 71-year-old billionaire Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent who had charted his own unique course for the city.
Bloomberg’s reign is over, there’s a new mayor in town and his name is Bill!