New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sun will soon set and a new mayor will be elected on November 5, 2013. Yesterday, on September 10, 2013, Bill de Blasio will likely be the Democratic Party's candidate should he meet the 40 percent threshold to avoid a run off after counting last night's votes. With 98% of the precincts reporting, de Blasio has an unconfirmed 40.2% of the vote total for the Democratic primary.
After declining the Libertarian Party's nomination, Joe Lhota will run against de Blasio under the Republican Party's banner in the general election along with Michael Sanchez of the Libertarian Party. Lhota originally won the Libertarian Party of New York's April, 2013 convention however ultimately declined the nomination in favor of getting the Republican Party's nomination. In June the Libertarian Party nominated Michael Sanchez to represent them on the November 5th ballot. So New Yorkers will have a choice between the libertarian-minded Republican Lhota and the Libertarian Party nominee Sanchez. Both candidates seem interested in reversing much of the draconian practices Mayor Bloomberg instituted during his regime.
Sanchez is joined by two other Libertarians seeking positions as elected representatives in New York City's government. Alex Merced as New York City Public Advocate and Hesham El-Meligy as New York City's comptroller.
Throughout the State of New York there are a large number of other Libertarians running for public office this November 5th - here is a list.