UPDATE: In historic win, Marmorato beats Velázquez for Council District 13 seat

The long anticipated Council District (CD) 13 race in the East Bronx has been called in Kristy Marmorato’s favor — the first time a Republican has been elected to public office in the Bronx since 2004.

If the votes stand she’ll boot incumbent Democrat Marjorie Velázquez — who served one term — from her current post as CD-13’s council member.

At Brewski’s Bar and Grill in Throggs Neck on Tuesday night, Marmorato declared victory in the presence of her family and supporters.

“We did it,” the Republican first-time candidate said to cheers and applause. “I’m honored to have this role and I’m going to make the people of the District 13 so proud.”