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Democrats win all races on Queens ballots in midterms
BY EMMA MILLER
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Queens and the rest of New York state
were indeed hit by a “blue wave” of
Democratic voters during Tuesday’s midterm
Andrew Cuomo and Kathy Hochul
were re-elected for another term as governor
and lieutenant governor, respectively.
Public Advocate Letitia James made history
as the fi rst African-American woman
elected as New York State attorney general.
And a slew of Democratic victories
across the state — including Queens,
Brooklyn and on Long Island — gave
the party a sizable majority in the State
State Comptroller Th omas DiNapoli
and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand were
also easily re-elected to their posts.
Among the local races, Democrat
Tom Suozzi was re-elected for a second
term representing the 3rd Congressional
District with 21,312 votes or 67.2 percent
according to the Board of Elections. Th e
district includes Bay Terrace, Bellerose,
Douglaston, Glen Oaks, Little Neck,
North Shore Towers and Whitestone as
well as northern Nassau and northwest
Suff olk counties. Suozzi beat Republican
Dan DeBono who received less than half
as many votes: 10,361 or 32.7 percent.
In the four-way race for the 11th State
Senate District seat, Democratic nominee
John Liu won with 39,571 votes
or 53.5 percent. Republican nominee
Vickie Paladino got 17,950 votes or 24.3
percent, incumbent State Senator Tony
Avella got 15,343 votes or 20.8 percent
and Conservative Simon Minching got
1,035 votes or 1.4 percent. Liu will represent
the 11th Senatorial District covering
Bayside, Bay Terrace, College Point,
Douglaston, Little Neck, Fresh Meadows
State Senator Joe Addabbo was
re-elected to his sixth term representing
the 15th Senatorial District, which
includes Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth,
Middle Village, Forest Hills Rego Park,
Woodhaven, Ozone Park, Howard Beach,
Richmond Hill and the Rockaways.
Addabbo received 44,279 votes or 63.8
percent while Republican Tom Sullivan
got 25,092 votes or 36.2 percent.
Catalina Cruz was the only major party
candidate running in the 39th Assembly
District. She won with 12,820 votes or 87.6
percent and became the fi rst DREAMer
to be elected to NY State Assembly.
Incumbent Assemblywoman Ari Espinal
ran as a third-party candidate aft er losing
the Democratic primary and brought in
1,525 votes or 10.4 percent. Reform Party
nominee Bobby Kalotee got 254 votes or
1.7 percent. Th e district covers Corona,
Elmhurst and Jackson Heights.
Stacey Pheff er Amato also won another
term in her district with 19,105 votes
or 67.8 percent. Matthew Pecorino got
9,042 votes or 32.1 percent of the 23rd
Assembly District that includes Ozone
Park, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and
most of the Rockaways.
Democratic incumbent Ed Braunstein
regained his seat representing the 26th
Assembly District with 20,426 votes or
65.3 percent. David Bressler got 10,850
votes or 34.7 percent. Th e district covers
Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrace,
College Point, Flushing, Glen Oaks, Little
Neck, North Shore Towers, Murray Hill
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became
the youngest woman to ever be elected
to Congress when she won the 14th
Congressional District with 100,044 votes
or 77.9 percent. Republican nominee
Anthony Pappas got 17,762 votes or 13.8
percent. Despite losing the Democratic
primary and later withdrawing from
the campaign, 10-term incumbent Joe
Crowley still received 8,505 votes or 6.6
percent. Conservative Elizabeth Perri got
2,028 votes or 1.6 percent. Th e district
includes parts of Corona, College Point,
East Elmhurst, Flushing, Jackson Heights,
Woodside and the Bronx.
Other big winners on Election Night
• Incumbent Congresswoman Grace
Meng of the 6th Congressional District,
who received 103,823 votes or 90.4
percent, while Green Party candidate
Th omas Hillgardner got only 10,514
votes or 9.2 percent. Th e district covers
parts of Ridgewood, Forest Hills,
Middle Village, Glendale and Maspeth.
• Carolyn Maloney also won her seat
back by a landslide when she received
194,974 votes or 86.1 percent. Eliot
Rabin got 27,838 votes or 12.3 percent
in the 12th Congressional District that
includes Astoria, Long Island City and
a part of Woodside as well as parts of
Manhattan and Brooklyn.
• Jessica Ramos ran basically unopposed
for the 13th Senatorial District seat and
won with 41,214 votes or 89.6 percent.
Th e district covers Corona, East
Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Willets
Point and Woodside.
• Toby Ann Stavisky also easily beat a
third-party candidate with 39,918 votes
or 95 percent. Vincent Pazienza ran
with the Reform Party and received
1,905 votes or 4.5 percent from the 16th
Senatorial District which includes parts
of Bayside, Elmhurst, Flushing, Kew
Gardens Hills, Pomonok and Woodside.
• Democrat Brian Barnwell won a second
term in the 30th Assembly District
by a landslide with 19,864 votes or 75.7
percent. Republican Eric Butkiewicz got
just 6,313 votes or 24.1 percent. Th e district
covers Long Island City, Maspeth,
Middle Village and Woodside.
• Andrew Hevesi won the 28th Assembly
District with 21,962 votes or 72.8 percent.
He faced Danniel Maio who got
8,159 votes or 27.1 percent. Th e district
covers parts of Glendale, Forest Hills,
Middle Village and Rego Park.
• Clyde Vanel won the 33rd Assembly
District by a landslide with 31,542 votes
or 91.7 percent. Republican nominee
Lalita Etwaroo received just 2,816 votes
or 8.2 percent. Th e district includes
Bellerose, Cambria Heights, Hollis,
Queens Village and St. Albans.
• Ron Kim won another term in Flushing’s
40th Assembly District with 10,833
votes or 87 percent. Jon Scandalios of
the Reform Party got 1,569 votes or 12.6
State Senator-elect John Liu celebrates his Election Day win