With all ballots counted, Marmorato wins GOP, Conservative lines, locks in date with Velázquez


With all ballots counted, Kristy Marmorato will represent both the Republican and Conservative parties in the general election for City Council District 13.

She will challenge Councilmember Marjorie Velázquez, a first-term Democrat, on Nov. 7.

While Marmorato decisively won the Conservative line the night of the June 27 primaries, she was a stone’s throw away from the 50% benchmark that could have also netted her the Republican line. Instead, the Republican race entered the ranked-choice voting process, with George Havranek right on her tail.

That night, both candidates felt optimistic.

But the fate of the race became clearer when Marmorato was still in the lead after additional rounds of votes were released on July 5. Although absentee ballots were still being counted, the Bronx GOP-endorsed candidate declared victory that day with a 56-point lead ahead of Havranek.