Adrienne Adams wins Democratic primary for City Council


City Council candidate and Community Board 12 chair Adrienne Adams emerged victorious in the Democratic primary for City Council.

Adams, backed by county leaders, collected 3,341 votes, representing 38.81 percent, according to the Board of Elections.

Two other candidates, Richard David and Hettie Powell, took home 2,763 votes (32 percent) and 2,483 votes (28 percent), respectively.

All three were vying for the seat vacated by former Councilman Ruben Wills, who was found guilty of public corruption and kicked out of the City Council.

The 28th Council District includes parts of Richmond Hill, Rochdale, South Ozone Park and Jamaica.

Now the race goes to the general election, where the Democratic candidate is almost guaranteed a victory because Democrats outnumber Republicans in the district.

That will likely make Adrienne Adams your next City Council member.


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