Lee declares victory in Democratic primary race for eastern Queens City Council seat


Incumbent Linda Lee, who’s running for re-election to the New York City Council to represent District 23, declared victory in the June 27 Democratic primary election after securing nearly 63% of the votes, according to unofficial results from the Board of Elections.

Lee garnered 62.57% of the vote (3,797 votes), with 96.70% of scanners reported as of Wednesday morning, June 28, while her opponents — Steve Behar (29.25% of the votes) and Rubaiya Rahman (7.40%) — have not secured enough votes to trigger a ranked-choice voting recount.