You are reading

Council Members Francisco Moya and Adrienne Adams Both Poised to Win Re-election

Council Member Francisco Moya (Moya for New York)

June 23, 2021 By Allie Griffin

Incumbent Council Members Francisco Moya and Adrienne Adams are both poised to win their bids for re-election.

Moya and Adams both finished with more than 50 percent of in-person votes Tuesday— the margin needed to win a race outright in the city’s new ranked-choice voting system.

Moya earned 52.16 percent of first-choice votes in the five-person primary for District 21, followed by Ingrid Gomez who received 18.55 percent — with 82.86 percent of scanners reported, according to unofficial election night results.

The 21st Council District (City Council)

The district covers sections of East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, and Corona as well as Lefrak City.

Adams, meanwhile, garnered 56.14 percent of first-choice votes in the three-person primary for District 28, followed by Ruben Wills, who earned 24.18 percent of the vote — with 99 percent of scanners reported, according to unofficial election night results.

Her district covers the neighborhoods of Jamaica, Richmond Hill, Rochdale Village and South Ozone Park.

Tuesday night’s counts, however, don’t include affidavit and absentee ballots.

The BOE is not expected to certify the results for the elections until the week of July 12 or later to allow time for absentee ballots to come in.

Council Member Adrienne Adams (John McCarten/ NYC Council)

Moya and Adams are among a small number of city council members eligible to run again this year. The vast majority of council members are not permitted to run for re-election due to term limits.

In Queens, six members were eligible to run again—with the others being Bob Holden, Barry Grodenchik, James Gennaro and Selvena Brooks-Powers.

Grodenchik announced in October that he was not seeking re-election to his District 23 seat. Linda Lee is in the lead in the Democratic primary to replace him.

Meanwhile, Holden appears to have won another term representing District 30 and two candidates who won special elections earlier this year–James Gennaro in District 24 and Selvena Brooks-Powers in District 31–secured victories.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Jamaica man sentenced to five years for $4.5 million bank fraud and money laundering scheme

A Jamaica man was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Monday for his role in a wide-ranging bank fraud and money laundering conspiracy, which resulted in the misappropriation of approximately $4.5 million in victims funds.

Chinwendu Alisigwe, 38, was previously convicted following a trial in Manhattan federal court. According to the indictment and evidence offered at trial, from 2017 to 2020, Alisigwe used fake identifications to open 36 separate bank accounts at six different financial institutions, which he opened with more than a dozen fraudulent passports and other bogus identity documents bearing his photograph, but the names of other individuals.

16-year-old arrested after assault on 68-year-old grandmother heading to church in Jamaica Hills: NYPD

A 16-year-old Jamaica boy was arrested on Thursday and criminally charged in the vicious attack that left a 68-year-old grandmother in critical condition after the teen shoved her while she was heading to church in Jamaica Hills on Sunday morning.

Detectives from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows apprehended the teenager in front of his residence on 89th Avenue in Jamaica following a four-day manhunt. The incident occurred as Irene Tahliambouris was on her way to morning mass on April 7.

Cop injured by glass bottle thrown from 7 train station on Roosevelt Avenue: NYPD

An on-duty NYPD police officer was injured while standing on a foot post when he was struck by a glass bottle that was thrown from the 103rd Street-Corona Plaza, 7 train station above Roosevelt Avenue early Monday morning.

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst reported that the officer was in uniform standing in front of 103-28 Roosevelt Ave. just before 2 a.m., when a man threw the bottle from the Flushing-bound platform. It struck the officer’s head, causing a laceration and a concussion.