Caribbean candidates win in general elections


Several Caribbean candidates who were victorious in June’s Democratic Primary romped to victory Tuesday night in the general elections in the heavily-Democratic New York City.

 New York City Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, was re-elected, as well as New York City Council Member, Farah Louis, the daughter of Haitian immigrants.

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, who traces his roots to Jamaica, was also re-elected.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzales, the son of Puerto Ricans, ran unopposed.

Crystal Hudson, the granddaughter of Jamaican immigrants, and Haitian-born Rita Joseph and Mercedes Narcisse were elected to New York City Council for the very first time.

“You gave me your trust, and your voice when you put me in this role, and I work every day to live up to that trust, to raise your voice,” Williams, 45, told campaign supporters at a rally in Brooklyn Tuesday night.