Queens Election Coverage, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
The race was too close to call Tuesday between City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) and her Republican challenger Bob Holden in a rematch of the Democratic primary, which she won easily by 64 percent to 36 percent.
Adrienne Adams made history as the first woman to become the City Council member for the Jamaica seat in a three-way general election. The position became vacant after former Councilman Ruben Wills was found guilty of corruption and was sent to prison.
Two Queens councilmen will get four more years in office following their first terms.
City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) has been re-elected to a third term with 65.8 percent of the vote, according to unoffical reports from the wync election site.
Melinda Katz will serve her second term as Queens Borough president following an impressive win with 77 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results reported by NPR's wnyc election site.
LeFrak City voters were thrilled to have their polling sites back in The Continental Room Tuesday, where they have voted for more than 50 years. Last week, an appellate court judge denied an appeal for a stay on a lower court ruling the week before and ordered the city Board of Election to return four of LeFrak's City's precincts in time for Election Day.