Brooklyn Election Roundup: Landslide wins for Gentile, Greenfield, Treyger
Bay Ridge lawmaker is now council’s senior member
Democrat Vincent Gentile won re-election to his Bay Ridge City Council seat in a landslide on Tuesday, easily defeating John Quaglione, his Republican-Conservative opponent, by a nearly two-to-one margin, a victory that propels him to the top ranks of the council.
With 100 percent of the results in, the numbers showed that Gentile earned 62.74 percent of the vote in the 43rd Council District, a district that covers the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, and includes parts of Bensonhurst and Bath Beach. Quaglione, deputy chief of staff to state Sen. Marty Golden (R-C-Bay Ridge-southern Brooklyn), had 35.56 percent of the vote.
A third candidate, Patrick O’Dwyer, who ran on the Green Party line, had 1.7 percent.
Gentile posted a message on his Facebook page shortly after he declared victory Tuesday night. “I am incredibly excited to have been re-elected as your councilman for another 4 years! Thank you all so very much,” he wrote.