City Comptroller Race Headed for Runoff

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

High school student volunteers for John Liu on primary night

High school student volunteers for John Liu on primary night

City Councilman John Liu has a slight lead over Councilman David Yassky in the tight Democratic race for New York City comptroller, but it does not appear Liu has enough votes to avoid a runoff. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Liu had 38 percent of the vote, and Yassky had 30 percent.

If neither candidate gets 40 percent, a runoff would be held on September 29.

Whoever wins the Democratic primary for comptroller is favored to win the general election.

The city comptroller is the chief financial officer of the city, analyzing the budget and auditing city agencies. The comptroller is also in charge of the $80 billion municipal pension system.

Liu and Yassky were two of four Democrats competing.


More in:

Comments [2]


one of my best friends in is that picture! YEEEAH MAAAN!

Sep. 16 2009 08:38 PM
WNYC - WNYC News Blog » Primary Night Result

[...] City Comptroller Race Headed for Runoff [...]

Sep. 15 2009 11:16 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.


Latest Newscast




WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public


Supported by