Joe Lhota, a Republican, is a former MTA chief and previously served as an aide to Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Voters will decide during Tuesday's primary election who they want as their Democratic and Republican candidates for New York City mayor. According to the latest poll, Lhota is the leading his GOP opponents, John Catsimatidis and George McDonald.
Democratic primary candidates in the mayor's race include Sal Albanese, Randy Credico, Bill de Blasio, Neal Grimaldi, John Liu, Christine Quinn, Erick Salgado, Bill Thompson and Anthony Weiner.
Follow below for the latest updates in today's election:
09/11/2013 12:28 AM EDT
NY1 Reports Democratic Primary Faces A Recount
NY1 reports that Board of Elections will do a recount to determine whether De Blasio got 40%— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) September 11, 2013
09/11/2013 12:01 AM EDT
PHOTO: de Blasio's Children Introduce Their Father
09/10/2013 11:58 PM EDT
de Blasio: 'Thank You, My Fellow Democrats'
An exuberant de Blasio spoke before supporters Tuesday evening, offering "my gratitude" and stating that "I will never forget what you have done...you have made this campaign a cause, and I thank you for elevating it to that level."
09/10/2013 11:56 PM EDT
A Democratic Recount?
With 96 percent of precincts reporting and Bill de Blasio hovering microscopically above the 40 percent threshold needed to secure the Democratic mayoral nomination, it appears that votes are poised for a recount. Bill Thompson has stated that he is not conceding tonight and is reportedly chanting "three more weeks!" with supporters.
09/10/2013 11:40 PM EDT
Christine Quinn Concedes
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn officially conceded the Democratic nomination for mayor in a speech at the Dream Hotel with wife Kim Catullo by her side. For a full list of live results, click here.
09/10/2013 11:37 PM EDT
His Biggest Fan
SCOTT STRINGER!!! This man will classily carry our city's purse like an awesome boyfriend. So happy, and proud of my @audreygelman.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 11, 2013
09/10/2013 11:28 PM EDT
Lhota Blasts De Blasio
.@JoeLhota4Mayor on @deBlasioNYC "Tale of 2 Cities" theme: "Nothing more than class-warfare, an attempt to divide our city"— Emily Ngo (@epngo) 4 years ago
09/10/2013 11:23 PM EDT
Stringer Earns Comptroller Nomination
According to HuffPost's polling data, Scott Stringer has earned the Democratic nomination for New York City comptroller, with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Eliot Spitzer is said to be delivering his concession speech shortly.
09/10/2013 11:07 PM EDT
Weiner Giving The Finger?
Reporter with NBC Ch4, Shimon Prokupecz, says Weiner gave him the finger from car as he drove away.— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) 4 years ago
09/10/2013 11:00 PM EDT
Joe Lhota Projected To Win Republican Nomination
GOP mayoral nomination called for Joe Lhota, beating out rivals John Catsimatidis and George McDonald.