NEW YORK, NY — Mark Levine was elected borough president of Manhattan on Tuesday, as the Democratic City Council member defeated two general election opponents to win the open seat.
Levine, a lawmaker from Upper Manhattan, was up against Republican Louis Puliafito and Libertarian Michael Lewyn.
With about 92 percent of scanners reporting after 11 p.m., Levine was way ahead, with about 85 percent of the vote. Pulafito trailed with 13 percent, followed by Lewyn at 2 percent. Levine’s victory was called by NY1.
Levine, 52, has represented Upper Manhattan’s District 7 in the City Council for the past eight years. He was heavily favored in Tuesday’s general election for borough president, given Manhattan’s strong liberal leanings.
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