NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats in three of New York City's five boroughs have made it one step closer to their goals of becoming borough presidents.
In Manhattan, with 93 percent of precincts reporting, City Councilwoman Gale Brewer won 37 percent of the vote to defeat fellow councilmembers Robert Jackson and Jessica Lappin, and Julie Menin, former chairperson of Community Board 1 in lower Manhattan.
In the Bronx, current Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. defeated business owner Mark Escoffery-Bey. With 82 percent of precincts reporting, Diaz had 84 percent of the vote.
In Queens, with 99 percent of precincts reporting, former City Councilwoman Melinda Katz had 44 percent of the vote. She defeated City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. and businessman Everly Brown.
There were no primaries in Brooklyn and Staten Island.