Nov. 8, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez
Councilmember Stephen Levin (D-Greenpoint) secured his city council seat for the third time after Tuesday’s general election, winning the race for District 33 in a landslide.
Over 18,600 people voted for Levin on Nov. 7, making up just over 88 percent of the vote, according to the Board of Elections. Victoria Cambranes, the political novice who ran as an independent under the Progress for All party, received 11 percent of the vote, with 2,371 people casting their decisions for her.
Levin, who was first elected to represent District 33, making up Greenpoint, parts of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, and Downtown Brooklyn in 2009, ran on a re-election campaign that highlighted issues like affordable housing, education, and homelessness.
The councilmember also serves as chair of the city council’s Committee on General Welfare.
Cambranes, who grew up in Greenpoint and was working in London as a communications consultant before running for city council, focused on affordable housing and infrastructure in her campaign.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was re-elected to a second term, with 66 percent of the vote. His main challenger, Nicole Malliotakis, received 27 percent of the vote, with the majority of them coming from Staten Island.
Levin and Cambranes did not immediately return requests for comment.