2013 mayoral primaries

Joe Lhota officially enters mayoral race
Joe Lhota officially enters mayoral race
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/17/2013 at 12:41PM

It’s official. Joe Lhota, former CEO and chair of the MTA, is a mayoral candidate. On Thursday Lhota filed papers with the Board of Elections to become the 109th mayor of New York City. This morning on his newly created campaign website and Facebook page as well as on both his personal and campaign Twitter accounts he [...]

Ex-MTA chief Lhota closer to mayoral run
Ex-MTA chief Lhota closer to mayoral run
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/15/2013 at 9:36AM

Former MTA Chairman and CEO Joe Lhota is on the fast track to a mayoral bid. According to media reports, at a New York Building Congress luncheon Monday, Lhota said that he intends to file papers to run for mayor this week. “I would not have left the MTA, a job and position that I [...]

MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 1:16PM

Following the MTA board’s approval of his fare hike proposal, CEO and Chairman Joe Lhota announced that he will resign, effective December 31, to consider running for New York City mayor in 2013. At the announcement, Lhota said that he would make “no further comment” on his mayoral candidacy until early January, when he will [...]

NYC voters less likely to elect atheist, born-again Christian as mayor
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/15/2012 at 11:45AM

Though most New York City voters do not consider religion a factor in choosing the next mayor, a Quinnipiac University poll released today found that New York City voters are less likely to elect an atheist or born-again Christian than a Muslim or a Mormon. According to the results, 30 percent of city voters are [...]