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4 Democrats, 1 Republican Elected As NYC Borough Presidents

Councilwoman Gale Brewer Wins In Manhattan, State Sen. Eric Adams In Brooklyn
Gale Brewer

City council member Gale A. Brewer attends the ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening of the Upper West Side’s Century 21 department store on September 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Four Democrats and on Republican won races to Tuesday night to become the new presidents of each of New York City’s five boroughs.

In Manhattan, City Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-6th), a Democrat, defeated Republican David Casavis.

On her campaign site, Brewer said she has fought as a Councilmember to maintain and increase affordable housing, small businesses, and services for seniors and people with disabilities.

She also noted her work to pass an Open Data law for the city as chair of the City Council Technology and Government Committee.

In the Bronx, incumbent Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. defeated Republican Elizabeth Perri, Independence party candidate Mark Escoffery-Bey and Green party candidate Carl Lundgren.

In Brooklyn, state Sen. Eric Adams, a Democrat, beat Conservative party candidate Elias Weir. Earlier in the day, outgoing borough president Marty Markowitz said the retired NYPD captain is more than ready to lead Brooklyn.

“Whatever advice I give him, I tell him, ‘You’re not duty-bound to accept my advice, nor are you any way obligated to keep any of my programs or projects,’” Markowitz said.

In Queens, voters picked Democrat Melinda Katz, a former city councilmember, over Republican Aurelio Arcabascio.

On Staten Island, Republican City Councilmember James Oddo won the race over Democrat Louis Liedy, Green party candidate Henry Bardel and Libertarian candidate Silas Johnson.

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