Melinda Katz Elected Queens Borough President


Melinda Katz will be the next Queens borough president, cruising to victory with 80 percent of votes. Katz, a Democrat who has served on the City Council and in the state Assembly, takes the seat of Helen Marshall, who served the maximum 12 years.

Most of the council races were uncompetitive, easily won by Democratic candidates. In two of the three closest races, incumbents warded off a game challenger. Elizabeth Crowley, a Democrat in the traditionally Republican 30th District, topped Republican Craig Caruana by 18 points. Eric Ulrich, the sole Republican in the borough to win a seat, defended his south Queens district against Lew Simon, with 53 percent of votes. In the race for the open 19th District seat, Paul Vallone, a Democrat, took 54 percent to defeat Republican Dennis Saffran.

Below is a complete list of the Queens results:

Borough President
WINNER: Melinda Katz, Democratic Party: 76.1 percent
Aurelio A. Arcabascio, Republican Party
Melinda Katz, Working Families Party
Everly D. Brown, Jobs & Education Party

See Also: Our Election 2013 Coverage

City Council, 19th District
WINNER: Paul A. Vallone, Democratic Party, Independence Party
Dennis Saffran, Republican Party, Conservative Party, Reform

City Council, 20th District
WINNER: Peter A. Koo, Democratic Party, Conservative Party
Evergreen C. Chou, Green Party
Martha Flores-Vazquez, Jobs & Education Party
Sunny Hahn, Reform Party

City Council, 21st District
WINNER: Julissa Ferreras, Democratic Party

City Council, 22nd District
WINNER: Costa Constantinides, Democratic Party, Working Families Party
Daniel P. Peterson, Republican Party
Danielle M. De Stefano, Conservative Party, Independence Party
Lynne Serpe, Green Party
Jerry Kann, Populist Party

City Council, 23rd District
WINNER: Mark S. Weprin, Democratic Party
Joseph R. Concannon, Reform Party

City Council, 24th District
WINNER: Rory I. Lancman, Democratic Party, Working Families Party
Alexander Blishteyn, Republican Party, Conservative Party
Mujib Rahman, Faith and Values Party

City Council, 25th District
WINNER: Daniel Dromm, Democratic Party, Working Families Party

City Council 26th, District
WINNER: James G. Van Bramer, Democratic Party, Working Families Party

City Council, 27th District
WINNER: I. Daneek Miller, Democratic Party, Working Families Party
Sondra H. Peeden, Independence Party

City Council, 28th District
WINNER: Ruben Wills, Democratic Party
Mireille P. Leroy, Unity Party

City Council, 29th District
WINNER: Karen Koslowitz, Democratic Party
Jon Torodash, Civic Virtue Party

City Council, 30th District
WINNER: Elizabeth S. Crowley, Democratic Party, Working Families Party
Craig N. Caruana, Republican Party, Conservative Party

City Council, 31st District
WINNER: Donovan Richards, Democratic Party
Scherie S. Murray, Republican Party
Ricardo A. Brown, Jobs & Education Party

City Council, 32nd District
WINNER: Eric A. Ulrich, Republican Party, Conservative Party, Independence Party
Lew M. Simon, Democratic Party

City Council, 33rd District
WINNER: Stephen T. Levin, Democratic Party, Working Families Party
John A. Jasilli, Conservative Party

City Council, 34th District
WINNER: Antonio Reynoso, Democratic Party, Working Families Party
Gladys Santiago, School Choice Party

Justice of the Supreme Court, 11th District
WINNER: Jeremy S. Weinstein, Democratic Party, Republican Party
WINNER: Robert J. McDonald, Democratic Party, Republican Party, Conservative Party
WINNER: Barry A. Schwartz, Democratic Party
John F. Casey, Conservative Party
Kerry John Katsorhis, Republican Party, Conservative Party

New York City Civil Court, First District
WINNER: David M. Hawkins

New York City Civil Court, Second District
WINNER: Sally E. Unger

New York City Civil Court, Third District
WINNER: Anna Culley