He Won Contentious Primary Against Former Gov. Spitzer In September

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer was elected New York City comptroller Tuesday night, over five other candidates.

With 86 percent of the precincts reporting, Stringer won 80 percent of the vote over Republican John Burnett, Green party candidate Julia Willebrand, Libertarian Hesham El-Meligy, Socialist Workers’ Party candidate John Studer, and Personal Freedom Party candidate Richard Bozulich.

He will be responsible for auditing the city’s agencies, analyzing the municipal budget, and investing workers’ pensions, published reports explained.

In the Democratic primary, Stringer topped former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who had been seeking a comeback five years after resigning as governor and acknowledging he patronized call girls.

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