Incumbents poised to win re-election in primary

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, center, at The Floating Hospital in LIC.

If results hold steady, most incumbent elected officials representing Long Island City are staying put heading into the general election, where Democrats are guaranteed to win.

With tens of thousands of absentee ballots still waiting to be counted, the Democratic primary races for 2020 are not over.

However, we can report who is leading as of this morning, and the amount of votes candidates need to catch the frontrunners.

In the 12th Congressional District, which represents the East Side of Manhattan, Greenpoint and Long Island City, longtime Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney holds a slight lead with 16,473 votes, or 41.5 percent of the vote, with 97.6 percent of precincts reporting.

Challenger Suraj Patel, a former Obama administration official, activist and businessman who lost to Maloney two years ago, has 15,825 votes, good for nearly 40 percent.

Two other progressive newcomers, Lauren Ashcraft and Peter Harrison, collected 5,268 votes (13 percent) and 1,933 votes (4.8 percent), respectively.

This congressional race will come down to absentee ballots.

In the State Senate, incumbent Michael Gianaris easily defeated challenger Iggy Terranova, a former DSNY official, with 14,114 votes, or 73.6 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Terranova received 4,989 votes, good for 26 percent.

Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan, right, received more than 52 percent of the vote.

In the race for the 37th Assembly District, longtime Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan faced two challengers to her left: Danielle Brecker and Mary Jobaida.

As of this morning, with 95.6 percent of precincts reporting, Nolan got 4,314 votes, representing 52.3 percent of the vote. Jobaida received 2,711 votes, good for 33 percent, and Brecker got 1,196 votes, or 14.5 percent.

Though absentee ballots will still play a role, Nolan is comfortably ahead by 1,603 votes.

In the race for Queens borough president, Councilman Donovan Richards is leading all candidates with 41,915 votes, good for 37.2 percent, with 96 percent of precincts reporting.

Trailing Donovan is former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, who has 31,781 votes, or 28 percent.

Councilman Costa Constantinides is coming in third, with 17,164 votes, or 15 percent. Closely behind him is Anthony Miranda, with 14.7 percent, and Dao Yin, with 4.5 percent.

Though Richards is ahead by a decent margin, this is another race that will be decided by absentee ballots.

Taking a look at races for district leader, which are unpaid elected posts within the Democratic Party, longtime District Leader Deirdre Feerick is losing to trans activist Emilia Decaudin, 2,451 (52.5 percent) to 2,190 (47 percent) for District 37 Part A.

For Female District Leader in District 37 Part B, Melissa Bieri topped Diane Ballek, 2,066 (75 percent) to 681 (25 percent).

As for the Male District Leaders, in District 37 Part A, Jesse Laymon is ahead of Michael McGuire, 2,427 (53 percent) to 2,106 (46 percent).

In District 37 Part B, Derek Evers appears to have defeated Ian Magerkurth, 1,819 (66 percent) to 927 (33 percent).

We’ll have to count absentee ballots before determining the winners in these races too.

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