Adrienne Adams ‘clinches’ Council Speaker race, this time Moya concedes


City Councilwoman Adrienne Adams declared victory Friday, Dec. 17 in the race for City Council Speaker for the second time this week — but this time she named 33 members who have committed their support or released statements backing her candidacy.

On Tuesday, both Adams and fellow Queens City Councilman Francisco Moya both claimed they had strong enough coalitions of support to lay claim to the speakership.

If the numbers hold up, Adams will lead a history-making City Council with a majority of women serving on the Council for the first time. She will assume office on Jan. 5 at the first Stated Meeting in the next session of the City Council.

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