In a low-turnout primary election with no shocks to incumbents (Mayor Bill de Blasio won re-nomination easily), incumbent 35th Council Member Laurie Cumbo won a clear victory in a hard fought Democratic primary race, with 57.5% of the votes to challenger Ede Fox's 41.5%.
"I think it's important to not only be against everything, but you've got to identify what you are for," Cumbo said at her victory party, according to Politico. "And not only what you're for but, like, what are you doing to progress forward? So I think unfortunately, with the armory, it's become too much of a political pawn for people."
On the Green Party
I called the Green Party race a "useful sideshow" because of some of the worthy ideas raised, like potential new taxes, but... it was a sideshow. The presence of two Green Party candidates took up time in relatively short public debates and limited the potential for tough follow-up questioning--and intra-candidate questioning--for Cumbo and Fox.