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NYC Mayor Results: Bill De Blasio Defeats Joe Lhota

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New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio with his wife Chirlane McCray (R) speaks after voting at the Park Slope Branch Public Library in the Brooklyn borough of New York November 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) | Getty

Bill de Blasio was elected mayor of New York City Tuesday night. The Democratic candidate defeated Republican Joe Lhota. De Blasio, currently New York City's public advocate, is the first Democratic mayor-elect in New York City in 20 years.

He is set to take office in January, succeeding Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's served for the past 12 years.

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