By Carol Tannenhauser
With around 21,000 votes cast, New York City Councilmember Gale Brewer took 81% of them, continuing her pattern of handily beating contenders for the District 6 Council seat. Diane di Stasio earned 17% of the vote, and Barbara Simpson got .07%. According to NY1, as of now, Brewer got more votes than any other councilmember in the city.
First elected to the Council in 2002, Brewer has represented the 6th district for 13 of the past 21 years. In an eight-year hiatus from the Council, she served two terms as Manhattan Borough President.
“What really matters is what you’ve done for individual people,” she said in an interview with West Side Rag at her 4th-term victory party. “That is my trademark.”
Councilmember Shaun Abreu from District 7 ran unopposed.
New York state voters approved two ballot propositions by wide margins on Tuesday. The first relates to debt limitations for small school districts and the second to indebtedness related to sewage facilities.
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