2017 New York City borough president elections

The 2017 New York City borough president elections were held on November 7, 2017 to elect the presidents of each of the five boroughs in New York City. They coincided with other city elections, including for mayor, public advocate, and city council.

2017 New York City borough president elections

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Turnout23.08%[1]
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Seats before 4 1
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 849,511 220,676
Percentage 77.23% 20.06%

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Election results by county

All five incumbents were re-elected, and Democrats won all boroughs except for Staten Island.

SummaryEdit

Summary of results by Borough[a]
Borough Democratic candidate, vote, % Republican candidate, vote, %
Manhattan[2] Gale Brewer,[b] 210,731, 83.15% Frank Scala, 30,410, 12.00%
The Bronx[3] Ruben Diaz Jr.,[b] 125,808, 88.08% Steven DeMartis, 9,404, 6.58%
Brooklyn[4] Eric Adams,[b] 278,488, 82.95% Vito J. Bruno,[c] 50,686, 15.10%
Queens[5] Melinda Katz,[b] 211,016, 77.84% William K. Kregler,[c] 57,705, 21.29%
Staten Island[6] Thomas E. Shcherbenko,[b] 23,467, 24.22% James Oddo,[d] 72,471, 74.80%

ManhattanEdit

Incumbent Democrat Gale Brewer ran for re-election to a second term.

2017 Manhattan borough president election[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gale Brewer 194,237 76.64
Working Families Gale Brewer 16,495 6.51
Total Gale Brewer (incumbent) 210,732 83.15
Republican Frank Scala 30,410 12.00
Green Daniel Vila Rivera 7,373 2.91
Libertarian Brian Waddell 3,430 1.35
Reform Brian Waddell 1,209 0.48
Total Brian Waddell 4,639 1.83
Write-in 276 0.11
Total valid votes 253,430 93.14
Rejected ballots 18,650 6.85
Total votes 272,080 100.00
Democratic hold

BronxEdit

Incumbent Democrat Rubén Díaz Jr. ran for re-election to a third term. He was the only incumbent president to face primary challengers, with the primary being held on September 12.

Democratic primaryEdit

Democratic primary[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Díaz Jr. (incumbent) 57,244 85.95
Democratic Camella D. Price 7,736 11.61
Democratic Avery Selkridge 1,498 2.25
Write-in 126 0.19
Total valid votes 66,604 93.70
Rejected ballots 4,480 6.30
Total votes 71,084 100.00

General electionEdit

2017 Bronx borough president election[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rubén Díaz Jr. 120,528 84.38
Working Families Rubén Díaz Jr. 5,280 3.70
Total Rubén Díaz Jr. (incumbent) 125,808 88.08
Republican Steven DeMartis 9,404 6.58
Conservative Antonio Vitiello 3,693 2.59
Reform Camella D. Price 3,651 2.56
Write-in 279 0.36
Total valid votes 142,835 95.40
Rejected ballots 6,882 4.60
Total votes 149,717 100.00
Democratic hold

BrooklynEdit

Incumbent Democrat Eric Adams ran for re-election to a second term.

Reform primaryEdit

Reform primary[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Reform Benjamin G. Kissel 1,399 79.35
Write-in 364 20.64
Total valid votes 1,763 67.37
Rejected ballots 854 32.63
Total votes 2,617 100.00

General electionEdit

2017 Brooklyn borough president election[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eric Adams 251,247 74.84
Working Families Eric Adams 27,241 8.11
Total Eric Adams (incumbent) 278,488 82.95
Republican Vito Bruno 41,955 12.50
Conservative Vito Bruno 8,731 2.60
Total Vito Bruno 50,686 15.10
Reform Benjamin G. Kissel 6,017 1.79
Write-in 521 0.12
Total valid votes 335,712 93.75
Rejected ballots 22,373 6.25
Total votes 358,085 100.00
Democratic hold

QueensEdit

Incumbent Democrat Melinda Katz ran for re-election to a second term.

2017 Queens borough president election[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Melinda Katz 196,870 72.62
Working Families Melinda Katz 14,146 5.22
Total Melinda Katz (incumbent) 211,016 77.84
Republican William K. Kregler 47,678 17.59
Conservative William K. Kregler 10,027 3.70
Total William K. Kregler 57,705 21.29
Homeowners NYCHA Everly D. Brown 2,039 0.75
Write-in 318 0.12
Total valid votes 271,078 94.74
Rejected ballots 15,052 5.26
Total votes 286,130 100.00
Democratic hold

Staten IslandEdit

Incumbent Republican James Oddo ran for re-election to a second term.

2017 Staten Island borough president election[6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James Oddo 60,765 62.72
Conservative James Oddo 9,124 9.42
Independence James Oddo 1,979 2.04
Reform James Oddo 603 0.62
Total James Oddo (incumbent) 72,471 74.80
Democratic Thomas E. Shcherbenko 21,980 22.69
Working Families Thomas E. Shcherbenko 1,487 1.53
Total Thomas E. Shcherbenko 23,467 24.22
Green Henry J. Bardel 820 0.85
Write-in 131 0.14
Total valid votes 96,889 96.60
Rejected ballots 3,413 3.40
Total votes 100,302 100.00
Republican hold

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Percentages don't add up to 100 as this table excludes minor parties, independents, and write-in votes.
  2. ^ a b c d e Also ran for the Working Families Party, whose votes this tally includes.
  3. ^ a b Also ran as a Conservative, whose votes this tally includes.
  4. ^ Also ran under Conservative, Independence, and Reform, all of whose votes this tally includes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NYSVoter Enrollment by County, Voters Registered as of November 1, 2017" (PDF). vote.nyc. Board of Elections in the City of New York. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "General Election - 11/07/2017 New York County - All Parties and Independent Bodies" (PDF). vote.nyc.ny.us. Board of Elections in the City of New York. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "General Election - 11/07/2017 Bronx County - All Parties and Independent Bodies" (PDF). vote.nyc.ny.us. Board of Elections in the City of New York. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "General Election - 11/07/2017 Kings County - All Parties and Independent Bodies" (PDF). vote.nyc.ny.us. Board of Elections in the City of New York. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "General Election - 11/07/2017 Queens County - All Parties and Independent Bodies" (PDF). vote.nyc.ny.us. Board of Elections in the City of New York. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  6. ^ a b "General Election - 11/07/2017 Richmond County - All Parties and Independent Bodies" (PDF). vote.nyc.ny.us. Board of Elections in the City of New York. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  7. ^ "Primary Election - 09/12/2017 Bronx County - Democratic Party" (PDF). vote.nyc.ny.us. Board of Elections in the City of New York. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  8. ^ "Primary Election - 09/12/2017 Kings County - Reform Party" (PDF). vote.nyc.ny.us. Board of Elections in the City of New York. Retrieved March 15, 2021.