State Senator Simcha Felder HAS defeated challenger Blake Morris in the Democratic primary in New York’s District 17.
Felder, who has represented the district since 2012, was 22 points ahead with 9,910 votes when NY1 called the race in his favor around 9:45 p.m., Patch.com reported. Morris had captured just 6,283 votes when about 80 percent had been tallied, according to city voting records.
District 17 covers Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington, Borough Park, Sheepshead Bay and Sunset Park.
Senator Felder issued the following statement to Matzav.com: “The people have spoken loud and perfectly clear, they are voting on the issues that matter to them – safety and security, quality of life and education. I thank everyone in the 17th Senate District for coming out to vote today. Your confidence and support are truly humbling. I will continue serving you and all New Yorkers faithfully.”