Six mayoral candidates touted their education policies Saturday at a panel hosted by the United Federation of Teachers.
The former Democrat had switched parties for his attempt to make it to the 2013 general election ballot.
The Republican joins an increasingly crowded field of GOP, Democratic and other candidates seeking to succeed the term-limited, Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
At 23 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, Lhota would handily beat all other Republican challengers for the nomination. But the good news for him could stop there, according to Quinnipiac’s Maurice Carroll.
Wednesday marked Joe Lhota’s last board meeting as the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. He’s resigning effective Dec. 31 to mull a run for mayor as a Republican.
Lhota, who took over as the head of the MTA earlier this year, had been mulling a run for some time, but it appears his stock soared with the public due to his handling of Hurricane Sandy, pushing him to throw his hat in the ring.
There is heavy-hitting support for MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, a man who got high marks for his handling of Sandy.
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