NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Add another new face to New York’s congressional delegation.
On Tuesday night, Jamaal Bowman, an antiestablishment liberal who ousted a long-term incumbent in the Democratic primary, was elected to the House of Representatives in the 16th Congressional District, which represents parts of Westchester County and the Bronx.READ MORE: Community Leaders, Advocacy Groups Launch 'Boycott Black Murder' Campaign To End Gun Violence
The former school principal defeated Conservative Party candidate Patrick McManus, a retired firefighter. There was no Republican candidate.
According to The Associated Press, with roughly 49% of the precincts reporting, Bowman had 85% of the vote.
Bowman, 44, set the stage for his election victory with a decisive primary win over 16-term U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, back in July.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Isaiah Levine Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
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During the campaign, Bowman spoke about growing up Black in public housing, being beaten by police officers at age 11, becoming a teacher and then a principal deeply involved in education reform.
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