Fourteen-year incumbent State Sen. Martin Dilan (Bushwick, East New York, Ocean Hill/Brownsville) yesterday soundly defeated challenger Debbie Medina in the 18th Senatorial District Democratic primary.
According to the unofficial results, Dilan nabbed 5,593 votes or 59 percent of the electorate to Medina’s 3,843 votes or 41 percent of the electorate.
The win was the second against Medina and came despite wide support from the New Kings Democratic Club, and other progressive organizations.
Meanwhile, in the 44th Assembly District Robert “Bobby” Carroll crushed his two Democratic Primary opponents, Robert Curry-Smithson and Troy Odendhal with nearly 90 percent of the vote.
Carroll, who comes from an old Brooklyn political family that had founded the Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats club, is looking to replace retiring Assemblyman James Brennan. He also had the backing of both the Brooklyn Democratic progressive wing, and the Kings County Democratic Party after striking a deal to bow out of the district leader race.
Carroll will face Republican Glenn Nocera in the November general election. The district includes Park Slope, Windsor Terrace and Kensington.
In the judicial races, Odessa Kennedy narrowly defeated Consuelo Melendez, 52-48 percent, to win the Countywide Civil Court bench seat.
In the district Civil Court bench seats, Rachel “Ruchie” Freier won a three-person race to sit on the bench in the 5th Municipal Court District. In winning, she becomes the borough’s first female Chasidic Jewish woman judge in Brooklyn.
In the 3rd Municipal Court District Susan Quirk defeated Edward Irizarry to sit on the Civil Court bench.