Brooklyn, NY -- Brooklyn Democratic Party Chair Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn released the following statement after the New York City Board of Elections revealed today that Eric Adams maintained a 8,426 unofficial vote lead over Kathryn Garcia for the Democratic Mayoral nomination, and is our apparent next Mayor of New York City. Adams maintained an approximate ten-point lead in the round by round eliminations through round seven, when the margin narrowed in the final round. This is the city's first ranked-choice voting election.
“We congratulate Eric Adams on a well-deserved victory, and on becoming only the second Black mayor in New York City history. He rose from humble beginnings by dedicating his life to uplifting all New Yorkers.
Adams’ victory today is a significant win for Brooklyn, New York City, and the State. Eric has the judgment and experience to help restore the city’s economy and make our streets safe again. This is a major step forward.
As our 110th Mayor, Eric will usher in a new era of recovery by delivering justice, safety, and equity to the people.
While we wait for certified results, we also congratulate mayoral candidates Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley on running successful campaigns and breaking barriers. We look forward to building a stronger, more inclusive city for everyone.”