2017-09-13 / Front Page

City Primary Results 2017

BY JOHN TOSCANO

Registered Democrats in Queens went to the polls on primary Election Day, Tuesday, September 12, and showed lots of support for Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate Letitia James, and the party’s City Councilmembers who are running for reelection in November.

Mayor de Blasio took 74.6% of the votes, which will easily put him on the ballot for reelection in November.

Public Advocate James took 77% of the votes, easily topping David Eisenbach’s 23%.

Democrats in Queens also voted strongly to place councilmembers from Queens on the ballot for their reelection contests. The balance of the borough’s councilmembers are already prepared to be on the ballot and ready to run for new four-year terms in November.

The City Council balloting on Tuesday concerned 10 councilmembers from the borough, 7 of whom are seeking reelection, but were challenged for the spot on the ballot. Each of the 7 rallied their supporters, who voted to place them on the ballot. The 10 winners are:

• District 19: Councilman Paul Vallone (Flushing) received 54% of yesterday’s vote, defeating Paul Graziano (Flushing), who got 46%.

• District 20: Councilman Peter Koo (Flushing) got 58% of the vote, defeating Alison Tan (Flushing), 42%.

• District 21: Assemblyman Francisco Moya (Corona) got 56% compared to 44% received by former Councilman Hiram Monserrate (E. Elmhurst).

• District 23: Councilman Barry Grodenchik (Queens Village) got 79% to defeat Benny Itteera’s (Floral Park) 21%.

• District 24: Councilman Rory Lancman (Fresh Meadows) got 62% to defeat Mohammed Rahman (Jamaica), who got 38%.

• District 27: Councilman I. Daneek Miller (Cambria Heights) got 78% to defeat Anthony Rivers (St. Albans), who got 22%.

• District 28: Adrienne Adams (Jamaica) got 39%, inching past Richard David (South Ozone Park), who got 32%, and Hettie Powell (Jamaica), who got 29%.

• District 30: Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (Glendale) defeated Robert Holden (Middle Village), 64% to 36%.

• District 32: Michael Scala (Howard Beach) scored 44% to defeat Helal Sheikh’s (Ozone Park) 31% and William Ruiz’ (Ozone Park) 25%.

• District 34: Councilman Antonio Reynoso (Brooklyn) who represents Ridgewood, received 65%, defeating Tommy Torres’ (Brooklyn) 35%.

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