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Rundown: 2021 New York City Election Results


The Next Mayor, Comptroller, Borough Presidents & More: 2021 New York City Election Results

2021 election results (photo: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)


Even with many thousands of absentee ballots to be counted in the coming weeks, in heavily Democratic New York City, most general election races for city offices could be called not long after polls closed at 9 p.m. on Election Day. All of city government was on the ballot this year, along with a few state-level positions, and five proposals for amendments to the state constitution.

There are a few races yet to be called, but it is clear, as was expected, that Democrats will continue to dominate city government when the new class of officials takes office January 1. Still, some of the results show strength for Republicans in certain areas of the city, with the GOP likely to pick up at least a couple of City Council seats and hold onto positions that were thought to be possibly vulnerable.

Democrats from Brooklyn have won all three citywide positions, with Borough President Eric Adams elected to be the next Mayor, and only the city’s second Black mayor ever; Jumaane Williams re-elected Public Advocate; and City Council Member Brad Lander elected Comptroller.

In the borough-wide races, Democrats won four of the five borough president seats and the two district attorney offices on this year’s ballot:

Donovan Richards has been reelected Queens Borough President. City Council Member Antonio Reynoso has been elected Brooklyn Borough President. City Council Member Vanessa Gibson has been elected Bronx Borough President, and will be the first Black woman ever to hold the post. City Council Member Mark Levine has been elected Manhattan Borough President.

Alvin Bragg has been elected Manhattan District Attorney, the first Black person ever to win the powerful and prestigious office. Eric Gonzalez has been reelected Brooklyn District Attorney (he was unopposed in the general election).

Republican Vito Fossella, a former member of Congress, is victorious in the Staten Island Borough President race.

Voters across the state appear mixed on the five ballot measures to alter the state constitution around redistricting, voting rights, environmental rights, and more. The question to enshrine a right to clean air and water and a healthful environment appears likely to pass, while proposals around redistricting reform and expanded voting rights appear likey to fail. [Read more about the proposals here.]

As for the City Council, the unofficial results show the following, with a few races that may come down to the thousands of absentee ballots yet to be counted:

MANHATTAN
In District 1, Democrat Christopher Marte has won.

In District 2, Democratic City Council Member Carlina Rivera has won another term.

In District 3, Democrat Erik Bottcher has won.

In District 4, Democratic City Council Member Keith Powers has won another term.

In District 5, Democrat Julie Menin has won.

In District 6, Democratic Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has won a return to the City Council.

In District 7, Democrat Shaun Abreu has won.

In District 8, including parts of Manhattan and the Bronx, City Council Member Diana Ayala has won another term.

In District 9, Democrat Kristin Richardson Jordan has won.

In District 10, Democratic Assembly Member Carmen De La Rosa has won.

THE BRONX
In District 11, Democratic CIty Council Member Eric Dinowitz, who recently won a special election, won reelection.

In District 12, Democratic City Council Member Kevin Riley, who recently won a special election, won reelection.

In District 13, Democrat Marjorie Velazquez has won.

In District 14, Democrat Pierina Sanchez has won.

In District 15, Democrat City Council Member Oswald Feliz, who recently won a special election, has won reelection.

In District 16, Democrat Althea Stevens has won.

In District 17, Democratic City Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr. has won reelection.

In District 18, Democrat Amanda Farias has won.

QUEENS
In District 19, Democrat Tony Avella and Republican Vickie Paladino are in a too-close-to-call race.

In District 20, Democrat Sandra Ung has won.

In District 21, Democratic City Council Member Francisco Moya has won reelection.

In District 22, Democrat Tiffany Cabán has won.

In District 23, Democrat Linda Lee has won.

In District 24, Democratic City Council Member James Gennaro has won reelection.

In District 25, Democrat Shekar Krishnan has won.

In District 26, Democrat Julie Won has won.

In District 27, Democrat Nantasha Williams has won.

In District 28, Democratic City Council Member Adrienne Adams has won reelection.

In District 29, Democrat Lynn Schulman has won.

In District 30, Democratic City Council Member Robert Holden has won reelection.

In District 31, Democratic City Council Member Selvena Brooks-Powers, who recently won a special election, has won reelection.

In District 32, Republican Joann Ariola has won.

BROOKLYN
In District 33, Democrat Lincoln Restler has won.

In District 34, which includes parts of Brooklyn and Queens, Democrat Jennifer Gutierrez has won.

In District 35, Democrat Crystal Hudson has won.

In District 36, Democrat Chi Osse has won.

In District 37, Democrat Sandy Nurse has won.

In District 38, Democrat Alexa Aviles has won.

In District 39, Democrat Shahana Hanif has won.

In District 40, Democrat Rita Joseph has won.

In District 41, Democrat Darlene Mealy has won a return to the City Council.

In District 42, Democrat Charles Barron has won a return to the City Council.

In District 43, Democratic City Council Member Justin Brannan is in a too-close-to-call race with Republican challenger Brian Fox.

In District 44, Democratic City Council Member Kalman Yeger has won reelection.

In District 45, Democratic City Council Member Farah Louis has won reelection.

In District 46, Democrat Mercedes Narcisse has won.

In District 47, Democrat Ari Kagan has a too-close-to-call lead over Republican Mark Szuszkiewicz.

In District 48, Republican Inna Vernikov has won.

STATEN ISLAND
In District 49, Democrat Kamillah Hanks has won.

In District 50, Republican David Carr has won.

In District 51, Republican City Council Member Joseph Borelli has won reelection.

ALSO
Also, Democrat Cordell Cleare has won the special election for State Senate District 30 in Manhattan, the seat vacated by Brian Benjamin when he was appointed Lieutenant Governor by Governor Kathy Hochul.

And, Democrat Yudelka Tapia has won the special election for State Assembly in District 86 in the Bronx, the seat vacated by Victor Pichardo, who resigned earlier this year.

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by Ben Max, Gotham Gazette
     

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