These 40 unopposed New York City candidates are 2022 election winners before the polls even close


Forty New York City elected officials and candidates were unopposed on Election Day — meaning that as long as they bothered to vote for themselves, they won a term in office next year.

A review of the New York City Board of Elections’ list of candidates found that one House candidate, 14 state Senate hopefuls and 25 Assembly competitors did not have a challenger on Election Day, and as long as they voted for themselves, were assured victory Tuesday.