Incumbents on the road to victory as unofficial results trickle in for Queens general election races

Polls officially closed at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, for the general election in Queens and across New York City and results are beginning to trickle in.

Throughout the day, voters turned out to decide upon who will be the Queens District Attorney, Justices of the 11th Judicial District of the New York Supreme Court, Judge of the Civil Court and municipal court district judges. Additionally, voters had the opportunity to vote on two citywide proposals.

As for the City Council races in Queens, the incumbents cruised to victory, according to unofficial results from the city’s Board of Elections (BOE).

The race that drew the most build-up to the general election was in the northeast Queens District 19, which saw Republican incumbent Vickie Paladino once again battle with opponent Tony Avella, a Democrat and former City Council member who represented the district from 2001 to 2007.