Alan G. Hevesi, an assemblyman from Queens, last Tuesday defeated incumbent Elizabeth Holtzman in a special runoff election to win the Democratic nomination for New York City comptroller. Hevesi will face Republican-Liberal candidate Herman Badillo in the November general election.

The runoff came after Hevesi narrowly defeated Holtzman in the primary two weeks earlier, but failed to receive the minimum 40% required to win the nomination. In Tuesday's runoff, Hevesi received 171,558 votes, or 67%, compared to 83,367 votes for Holtzman, or 33%.

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