Jimmy Van Bramer cruised to an easy victory last night, securing his third term in the City Council.
He will represent Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside for four more years.
According to unofficial early results on the Board of Elections website, Van Bramer won 16,515 votes out of 19,387 total votes cast. That’s 85.19 percent.
If you break it down by party, Van Bramer received 14,748 votes on the Democratic line, and another 1,767 votes on the Working Families Party.
His Republican challenger was Marvin Jeffcoat, a U.S. Army veteran who is involved in civic and veterans organizations. Jeffcoat garnered 2,803 votes, or 14.46 percent, in the race.
Last year, Jeffcoat also ran for state Senate, but lost to Democrat Michael Gianaris.
Van Bramer is now contending for City Council speaker, a powerful position in city government. He currently holds the title of majority leader.
— Jimmy Van Bramer (@JimmyVanBramer) November 8, 2017