Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s been given a mandate to create the “fairest big city in America.”
“Winning almost two thirds of the vote sends a clear message that New Yorkers want more change and they believe this administration can deliver,” de Blasio said.
The mayor said election wins by Democrats around the country show that voters want to “reclaim their Democracy.” He said “something very big” is happening and says he’ll continue to push his progressive agenda in his second term.
We proved that we could make our city safer. We proved that we could make our schools better. We proved that we could make our economy stronger. We’re going to continue that progress. pic.twitter.com/IziSLVZFXw— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) November 8, 2017
“One of the biggest planks I ran on was the millionaire’s tax and you saw the polling. It’s tremendously popular. The number one reason to do it is fairness and that we need a sustainable source of revenue for the MTA,” de Blasio said.
De Blasio won 66 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election. He easily defeated Republican Nicole Malliotakis and other challengers.
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