Gonzalez declares victory in newly-drawn 59th Senate District in western Queens

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Long Island City progressive Kristen Gonzalez declared victory in the newly-drawn Senate District 59 contest during Tuesday’s primary, giving the Democratic Socialists of America another victory against establishment candidates in western Queens.

The 27-year-old Gonzalez is leading former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley with 13,115 votes (58.14%), with 99% of scanners reported as of Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, according to unofficial results from the city’s Board of Elections.

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