Velázquez concedes as Marmorato win ends string of Bronx GOP futility

Kristy Marmorato pulled off a surprising victory over Marjorie Velázquez in District 13 Tuesday night — making history as the first Republican elected to the City Council from the Bronx in 50 years.

With her win it remains unofficial until certified by the city Board of Elections (BOE) — Marmorato will flip the East Bronx seat in an off-year election, removing the one-term incumbent Democrat from office and giving Republicans a small foothold in the heavily blue borough.