1225 words 1985 New York City mayoral election - Wikipedia

The New York City mayoral election of 1985 occurred on Tuesday, November 5, 1985, with Democratic incumbent Mayor Ed Koch being re-elected to a third term by a landslide margin.

1985 New York City mayoral election

1981 November 5, 1985 1989
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Candidate Ed Koch Carol Bellamy Diane McGrath
Party Democratic Liberal Republican
Alliance - - Conservative
Popular vote 868260 113471 101668
Percentage 78.0% 10.2% 9.1%

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Borough results
Koch: 70–80% 80–90%

Mayor before election

Ed Koch
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Ed Koch
Democratic

Koch received an overwhelming 78.02% of the vote citywide. Koch also swept all five boroughs by landslide margins, breaking 70% of the vote in Manhattan and Queens and breaking 80% of the vote in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.[1]

Koch's closest competitor was the Liberal Party nominee, New York City Council President Carol Bellamy, who received 10.20% of the vote. Finishing in a distant third was the Republican nominee, Diane McGrath, who received 9.14% of the vote.

Koch defeated his nearest competitor by a landslide 67.82% Democratic margin of victory and was sworn into his third and final term in January 1986. As of 2020, this is the most recent mayoral election in which a Democrat carried Staten Island.

ResultsEdit

General Election
Manhattan The Bronx Brooklyn Queens Staten Island Total
Democratic - Independent Edward the first. Koch 171582 137472 248585 248041 62580 868260
Liberal Carol Bellamy 41190 14092 29256 25098 3835 113471
Republican - Conservative Diane McGrath 17491 12358 25738 36032 10049 101668
others 29397
1112796

The Koch vote include 862226 Democratic and 6034 Independent votes. The McGrath vote was 79508 Republican and 22160 Conservative. Other vote was: Yehuda Levin - Right to Life - 14517; Lenora Fulani - New Alliance - 7597;Jarvis Tyner - People Before Profits - 3370; Andrea Gonzalez - Socialist Workers - 1677; Gilbert DiLucia - Coalition - 1135; Marjorie Stanberg - Spartacist - 1101; Scattered - 9

Koch won the Democratic Primary: Koch-436151 64.0%; Bellamy - 127690 18.7%; Denny Farrell - 89845 13.2%; DiLucia - 11, 627 1.7%; Fred Newman - 8584 1.2%; Judah Rubenstein - 8057 1.2%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New York City Mayoral Election 1985 inches. Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
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