In the City Council District 30 race, the Queens County Republican Party found a hybrid candidate who identified as both a Democrat and a Republican. This is a district that has been friendly to both parties during past elections.
The fact is that there were overriding issues in this race regarding the attentiveness of incumbent Elizabeth Crowley to her district and her stance on the homelessness issue that was magnified by the GOP’s effort.
If Robert Holden is proven to be the victor of the race, the question will be whether he will decide to sit with the Democrats or Republicans in the City Council. Due to the closeness of the race and a likely re-count, a final decision by the Board of Elections will not be made as quickly as voters would like.
We congratulate the winners of Tuesday’s election—from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Public Advocate Letitia James and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz to the City Council members from Queens.