Gale Brewer Wins District 6 Council Race

NY1 first reported that Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer has won the Democratic primary for City Council’s District 6, receiving 17,220 of first choice votes (53.8%). The race was called since she has received more than 50% of first-choice votes, so Brewer will replace the term-limited Helen Rosenthal.

Runners-up received the following distribution of first-choice votes:

  • Maria Danzilo: 4,805 votes (15%)
  • Sara Lind: 4,368 votes (13.7%)
  • Jeffrey Omura: 3,326 votes (10.4%)
  • David Gold: 1,469 votes (4.6%)
  • Zach Weiner: 810 votes (2.5%)

In a statement on Twitter, Brewer wrote:

“I am honored to receive the support of so many Democrats in this election. Tuesday’s results showed that the West Side believes in continuing to build an inclusive neighborhood, where everyone is welcome, with thriving small businesses, and where government works for the people.

“The West Side is in my bones. I have lived, worked, raised kids, and been devoted to building a diverse caring community on these blocks, through crime waves, recessions, Mayors of both parties, and this pandemic. I humbled by the trust placed in me by the voters of District 6.

“I am also deeply grateful to my fellow candidates in District 6 who devoted themselves to listening to our neighbors over these past months. I am proud to have been in this race with you!”

Brewer held the District 6 council seat for years before becoming Manhattan Borough President.





 

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