NYC Jewish Voters Looking Forward to Getting to Know Mayor de Blasio
Times of Israel – On Tuesday, New York City elected Bill de Blasio as its first Democratic mayor in two decades with 73% of the vote, the largest margin of victory by a non-incumbent mayor in NYC history. The former councilman for the city’s 39th district (Park Slope, Brooklyn) will serve as NYC’s 109th chief executive.
De Blasio, 52, garnered votes from across ethnic, religious, age, and gender lines, but his support was weakest among Jews, at 53 percent, according to exit polling by Edison Research for The New York Times. Despite the numbers, Jewish reaction to de Blasio’s win seemed generally positive.