Victories across the city were abound as several people won their races for city council. From Bronx to Queens, those looking to occupy a seat in the council chambers will get their chance as the primary election brings new faces to the elected body.
- District 7–In the highly contested race to replace Robert Jackson, who lost his own race for Manhattan Borough President, Mark Levin pulled out taking 41 percent of the votes. Levin was one of 10 candidates in the race to represent the area that covers, Morningside Heights, Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights.
- District 9–Harlemites can welcome back City Councilwoman Inez Dickens as their representative in city hall. The incumbent is keeping her spot thaving beaten Vincent Morgan with nearly 70 percent of the votes.
- District 6–Helen Rosenthal won the Democratic nomination for the area that consists of Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Another highly contested race with seven candidates, Rosenthal took 27 percent of the votes and hopes to replace Gail Brewer in November. Mel Wymore, who would have been the city’s first transgender elected official, finished second, taking 22 percent of the votes.
- District 12–Northeast Bronx councilman Andy King is hanging on to his seat. The incumbent took nearly 60 percent of the votes, beating his three opponents. King previously won in a special election in 2012 after Larry Seabrook was forced to vacate the seat amid a scandal. November will be King’s first shot at getting a full term.
- District 16–Representing Highbridge, Morrisania, Mount Eden and Melrose, former State Assemblywoman Vanessa Gibson took 43 percent of the votes, beating six opponents. Gibson is best known for replacing Ruben Diaz Jr.’s assembly seat in 2009 when he was elected Bronx Borough President.
- District 35–In the highly contested race to replace Letitia James, who is going in her own runoff with Danial Squadron for public advocate, Laurie Cumbo came out on top, taking 35 percent of votes and beating her four opponents. The district includes Clinton Hill, Fort Green, Crown Heights and Bed–Stuy.
- District 36–It looks like the race to replace longtime Councilman Al Vann is in limbo between Robert Cornegy and Kirsten Foy. Both took nearly 30 percent of the votes. This race required a recount with results coming soon.
- District 37–Rafael Espinal took 46 percent of the votes in the race, representing East New York, Bushwick and Ocean Hill-Brownsville. He beat out three opponents and will replace Erik Martin Dilan.
- District 40–Incumbent Mathieu Eugene keeps his spot on the City Council representing Ditmas Park and Flatbush. Taking nearly half of the votes, he beat Saundra Thomas, Sylvia Kinard and John Grant.
- District 41–Remaining in the spot to represent Brownsville and East Flatbush, incumbent Darlene Mealy took 66 percent of the votes, beating out her two opponents, Kathleen Daniel and Stanley Kinard.
- District 42–In a sweeping win, former Assemblywoman Inez Barron won the City Council seat previously represented by her husband, Charles. Taking 43 percent of the votes, Barron beat six candidates to represent parts of East New York, Brownsville, Flatbush and Canarsie.
- District 45–Taking 75 percent of the votes, incumbent Jumaane Williams remains in place to represent East Flatbush and parts of Midwood. He beat Jean Similien and Godwin Williams.
- District 27–The replacement for longtime Southeast Queens City Councilman Leroy Comrie is still up in the air amid a recount. Daneek Miller, president of Amalgamated Transportation Union (ATU) Local No. 1056, took 24 percent of the votes ,while Clyde Vanel took 21 percent of the votes.
- District 28–Incumbent Ruben Wills is keeping his spot representing South Ozone, Richmond Hill, Rochdale Village and Jamaica. He took nearly half of the votes. Wills was elected in 2010 after the passing of Councilman Ruben Wills.
- District 31–Donovan Richards remains in place as the councilman who will represent the district that includes Far Rockaway, which is still rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. Richards took over half of the votes , beating Michael Duncan and Ricardo Brown.