City Councilman Mark Levine, a champion for renters’ rights and public health equity, was elected Manhattan borough president on Tuesday.
Levine, chair of the Council’s Health Committee, cleared a path to the largely ceremonial post in the summer, when he topped state Sen. Brad Hoylman in a competitive Democratic primary election.
“I’m going to continue to be a public health warrior and work to beat back this pandemic,” Levine, 52, told the Daily News on Monday. “I want us to be able to pivot to deal with all the underlying issues that we’ve delayed acting on because of the pandemic: The profound inequality in access to health care, the affordable housing crisis.”
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