Democrat John C. Liu, New York city councilman, will face Republican candidate Joseph A. Mendola, legal counsel and chief compliance officer at brokerage firm Magna Securities Corp., in the Nov. 3 election for city comptroller.
Mr. Liu on Sept. 29 defeated fellow councilman David Yassky in a runoff.
The comptroller oversees the five pension funds in the New York City Retirement Systems, with combined assets of $80 billion.
Mr. Liu has said he will ban all financial contributions from service providers to the pension fund and to anyone else doing business with the office; he also said he would bring greater transparency and accountability controls to the comptroller's office.
William C. Thompson Jr., the current comptroller, is the Democratic candidate for mayor and will face incumbent Michael Bloomberg on Nov. 3.