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Sources: MTA Chairman Joe Lhota To Run For New York City Mayor
CBS Local New York ^ | December 18, 2012 11:50 PM | New York CBS Local

Posted on 12/19/2012 12:25:44 AM PST by MuttTheHoople

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS 2 has learned Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota will resign his post and run for mayor of New York City in 2013.

Highly placed sources in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and the MTA board told CBS 2′s Dick Brennan that Lhota will step down Friday and is expected to join the mayoral race for the Republican nomination.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: campaign; election; lhota; mayor
Freepers, what think ye? He's probably has Leftist Regressive when compared to conservatives, but this is New York. Would he be a new Giuliani, who was tough on crime? Or a new Bloomberg, who was tough on Big Gulps?
1 posted on 12/19/2012 12:25:54 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: MuttTheHoople

Wonder if he’ll be able to unseat God - a.k.a. Mayor Bloomberg.

2 posted on 12/19/2012 12:43:11 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: MuttTheHoople
Is he a Teamster ?
3 posted on 12/19/2012 1:49:16 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

No—here’s a bio.

4 posted on 12/19/2012 1:54:05 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Jack Hammer

I don’t believe Bloomie is running again.

5 posted on 12/19/2012 1:55:08 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker


Hard to believe.

It’s like a cat giving up catnip.

Wonder whether or not they’ll have his throne enshrined...

6 posted on 12/19/2012 2:14:17 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: 9YearLurker

From the MTA:

Joseph J. Lhota has extensive experience in both government and business.

Before joining the MTA, Mr. Lhota served as executive vice president, administration for the Madison Square Garden Company, a division of Cablevision, where he was responsible for the development and execution of companywide human resources strategies, government affairs, information technology, and an array of corporate services.

He was New York City deputy mayor for operations under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, where he oversaw day-to-day management of the city, and supervised city agencies. He was instrumental in developing and implementing the innovative strategies and initiatives that accomplished the successful turnaround of the city as well as its coordinated response after September 11, 2001.

Before being appointed deputy mayor Mr. Lhota was the city’s budget director, managing the city’s $36 billion operating budget and $45 billion capital budget. He also served as the commissioner of finance for New York City and was a board member of the MTA.

Prior to his government service he had a 15-year career in investment banking as director of public finance for First Boston and managing director of the Municipal Securities Group for PaineWebber Incorporated.

He is a trustee of the City University of New York, where he is chair of the board’s standing committee on fiscal affairs.

Mr. Lhota is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and he received an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Lhota was born in the Bronx, raised on Long Island, and now lives in Brooklyn. He is the son of a retired New York Police Department lieutenant and the grandson of a New York City Fire Department firefighter and a New York City taxi driver.

7 posted on 12/19/2012 3:23:52 AM PST by Yehuda
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