Patch reports that three Democrats will represent Harlem in the New York City Council for the next four years.
Incumbent Mark Levine successfully defended his seat in the seventh City Council district, defeating Green Party candidate Florindo Troncelliti, the New York Times reported. Mark Levine will represent much of West Harlem and parts of the Upper West Side and Washington Heights.
Democrat Diana Ayala has been declared the winner of the eighth City Council district, the New York Times reported. Ayala will assumed the seat vacated by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito after serving as the speaker’s political aide. The district spans much of East Harlem and the South Bronx.
Longtime Harlem political figure Bill Perkins will represent the ninth City Council District, which spans much of Central Harlem, the Times reported. Perkins won the seat in a special election after the 2016 elections and defended it shortly after in September’s Democratic primary.
Mayor Bill de Blasio easily defeated his little-known challengers to earn a second term Tuesday night, capping a sleepy campaign season with an easy win. NY1 declared victory for the Democratic incumbent at 9:26 p.m., less than a half hour after the polls closed.