New York City,
Democrat Eric Adams has been elected New York City mayor, defeating Republican Curtis Sliwa on Tuesday in a contest far easier than his next task: steering a damaged city through its recovery from the coronavirus pandemic reported news agency.
Adams, a former New York City police captain, will become the second Black mayor of the nation’s most populous city. David Dinkins, who served from 1990 to 1993, was the first.
According to AP news,
“Tonight, New York has chosen one of you one of our own. I am you. I am you,” Adams told a jubilant crowd at his victory party. “After years of praying and hoping and struggling and working, we are headed to City Hall.”
Adams’ victory seemed all but assured after he emerged as the winner from a crowded Democratic primary this summer in a city where Democrats outnumber Republicans 7 to 1.