Tuesday was primary day and voters came out to choose Democrat Mike Scala to take on Councilman Eric Ulrich in November’s election for City Council in District 32.
Mayor Bill de Blasio won the mayoral primary, defeating Sal Albanese and three other contenders, and will be up for reelection against Republican assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis this Election Day, November 7.
Locally, voters could select which democrat would take the spot to go against Ulrich on November. The vote was between Mike Scala, Helal Sheikh and William Ruiz, but Scala came on top with more than 44 percent of the vote. Sheikh has 31 percent and Ruiz had about 26 percent.
Scala is an attorney who serves as vice president of the Queens Public Transportation Committee and formerly worked as a legislative aide to State Senator James Sanders.
The Rockaway Times reached out to Scala for a quote on his victory. “We're running an issue-based campaign. On Tuesday, our neighbors voted overwhelmingly for better transportation, more health care options, educational innovations and holding the city accountable to us. We look forward to carrying this winning message to the general election in November. This is an incredibly resilient district and our communities deserve a council member who will fight relentlessly for them,” Scala said.
For more information on Scala, visit http://scala.vision/
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