With registered Democrats outscoring Republicans in New York City by a margin of seven to one, the majority of Democratic winners in the June primary election easily skated to defeat their opponents in the general election. We will update with the results of city-wide and other races.
In the race for the New York City Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams, the incumbent, won re-election to the city-wide post over her main rival, the Republican challenger Dr. Devi Elizabeth Nampiapampil. As he enters a four-year term in January, Williams has already expressed interest in running for governor next year. If he wins the June 2022 primary election for governor’s seat, it will open the door for a special election for his seat as public lawyer.
Meanwhile, Williams’ ally and colleague in Brooklyn, Councilman Brad Lander, secured an easy victory in his race for the New York City controller, defeating GOP rival Daby Benjamine Carreras. Lander, a progressive Democrat, has promised to use the power of the control office to strengthen a climate resilience plan for the city through investments in the city’s pension funds, totaling $ 300 billion.
In the race for all five city presidential seats, four of the five winners of the June Democratic primary won the parliamentary election and defeated their Republican rivals. The most controversial race for city president took place in Staten Island, where Republican Vito Fossella, who was considered a favorite given the active Republican presence on the island, won over Democrat Mark Murphy and Conservative Party member Leticia M. Remauro, despite a secret family scandal.
In the Bronx, Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson is ready to write history as the first black woman to serve the post and defeat the Democrat who became Republican Samuel Ravelo. In Queens, Donovan Richard beat the GOP and Conservative Party candidate Thomas J. Zmich for the ceremonial position. The race for the president of Manhattan Borough went to Councilman Mark Levine over Republican candidate Louis Puliafito. In Brooklyn, Councilman Antonio Reynoso beat Menachem M. Raitport for the seat and is now poised to become the first Brooklyn city president of Dominican descent.
In Manhattan, Alvin Bragg was elected as Manhattan’s first Black District Attorney. In Brooklyn, current attorney Eric Gonzalez ran unchallenged (looking at a candidacy for NY State Attorney General).
The state-wide voting proposals remain in the air at present. The proposals, drafted by the Democratic majority in the state legislature, appear to make changes to the redistribution process, expand voting rights, establish a clean air and water clause, and expand the legal scope of the New York City Civil Court system.
Look back here for more results on key races in this year’s election.