Voters casting ballots for the Sept. 13th primary election welcomed the incumbents back.
State Senator Martin Malave Dilan kept his seat against second-time challenger Debbie Medina with 55 percent of the vote. Medina, a longtime affordable housing organizer and Democratic Socialist along the lines of former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, ran against the seven-term incumbent and earned 40 percent of the vote.
Maritza Davila ran unopposed on the Working Families Party ticket.
For a recently vacated seat on Brooklyn’s 3rd District Municipal Court, court attorney Susan Quirk won 70 percent of the vote against private lawyer Edward Irizarry’s 29 percent.
Incumbent Linda Minucci defeated community activist and political newcomer Emily Gallagher for the unpaid female Democratic Leader seat in the 50th Assembly District. Minucci, who has held the position for 32 years, collected just 345 more votes than Gallagher and won with not quite 55 percent of the vote.
The deadline to register for the Nov. 8 presidential election is Oct. 14; visit website: www.elections.ny.gov for instructions.