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Bronx incumbents have won their respective primary races, as officials are wrapping up tabulating votes from today’s election.
City Council District 13 incumbent Marjorie Velázquez toppled her opponents Bernadette Ferrara, Irene Estrada and John Perez in the Democratic primary Tuesday night, with nearly 66% of votes and about 96% of precincts reporting already.
Velazquez’s race was already called, and the incumbent secured her nomination ahead of November’s general election.
In her victory speech, Velázquez thanked voters and grassroots supporters for the Democratic vote.
“There are people out there that want to define this community and give a narrative, a false narrative, of what this community is about,” Velázquez said.