It's Official: Lhota Has Entered the NYC Mayoral Race

Jan 17, 2013

Credit Courtesy of MTA New York City Transit/Marc Hermann

NEW YORK (AP) —The former transit official who led the New York City subway system's recovery from Superstorm Sandy has filed paperwork to run for mayor.

Former Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota made it official Thursday that he is entering the race for New York City mayor. The Republican was a deputy mayor and budget director under Rudy Giuliani. He later went into business before taking the MTA post in 2011. With current Mayor Michael Bloomberg term-limited, the field for November's election already includes several other declared and likely candidates.

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