Marjorie Velázquez declares victory in historic City Council primary race

When Marjorie Velázquez lost her bid for City Council in 2017, she was confident it wasn’t the end of her yet-to-be political career.

Four years later, Velazquez is now hoping to become the first woman of color and Latina to represent the 13th Council District after winning — in what many view as the de facto election — the June 22 Democratic primary handily defeating her four opponents by collecting 56.5% of the total votes cast, according to results from the New York City Board of Elections.

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