Coney Island election results: de Blasio, Deutsch cruise to victory

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Incumbents up and down the ballot in Coney Island cruised to victory on Tuesday in the city’s 2017 primary election. Read below for full coverage of the races in the neighborhood and citywide.

Board of Elections in the City of New York’s unofficial results:

City Council (Democrat)

48th District (Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Trump Village, Luna Park, Brightwater Towers, Midwood)

Chaim Deutsch: 3,563 (80.78%)

Marat Filler: 829 (18.79%)

Write-in: 19 (0.43%)

Incumbent Councilmember Chaim Deutsch defeated Democratic challenger, Marat Filler, without difficulty. Deutsch, already a familiar face in the neighborhood, started mailing out campaign advertisements touting his candidacy much sooner than Filler and had the edge in funding, setting up an insurmountable edge. He also had been endorsed by all five police unions and the Uniformed Firefighters Association.

Deutsch, who serves on the Aging, Contracts, Education, Oversight and Investigation, Public Safety, and Waterfront Committees, listed quality of life, seniors, and health and safety of families as his top three priorities.

Fresh off his election victory, Deutsch will host a town hall with Mayor de Blasio on Thursday.

Public Advocate (Democrat)

Letitia James: 285,054 votes (76.38%)

David Eisenbach: 86,901 votes (23.28%)

Write-in: 1259 votes (.34%)

Incumbent Letitia James cruised to the Democratic nomination over local professor David Eisenbach. In Brooklyn, 105,360 voters picked James, while 20,799 picked Eisenbach.

Kings County District Attorney (Democrat)

Anne J. Swern: 16,653 (11.47%)

Eric Gonzalez: 76,947 (53.01%)

Vincent J. Gentile: 12.634 (8.70%)

Patricia L. Gatling: 13,459 (9.27%)

Marc Fliedner: 14,798 (10.19%)

Ama Dwimoh: 10,490 (7.23%)

It was a crowded field, but acting DA Eric Gonzalez stood out as the clear-cut favorite and it showed in the polls. None of his Democratic challengers exceeded 11 percent of the vote.

Mayor (Democrat)

Bill de Blasio: 326,361 (74.18%)

Sal Albanese: 66,636 (15.15%)

Robert Gangi: 13,537 (3.08%)

Richard S. Bashner: 10,538 (2.40%)

Michael Tolkin: 20,445 (4.65%)

Mayor de Blasio sailed to the Democratic nomination and will face Republican Nicole Malliotakis in the general election in November. Albanese, who was the only Democratic challenger to land a spot on the debate stage against the incumbent, came in second but still lagged far behind. To read about de blasio’s positions on local issues in Coney Island, click here.

Other races on the ballot in Coney Island:

7. Kings County Civil Court Judge (Democrat)

(Voters were asked to select five judges; the top five are in bold):

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