BX voters head to polls for primary elections

New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. defeated Councilman Tony Avella Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for mayor.Primary elections were also held for the city's

THE BRONX - New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. defeated Councilman Tony Avella Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for mayor.

Primary elections were also held for the city's public advocate and comptroller, as well as for several City Council seats in the Bronx.

In City Council District 11, incumbent Oliver Coppell is looking to hold off a challenge from Anthony Perez Cassino in one the borough's most heated races.

A hot topic of debate in District 11 has been the Croton Water Filtration Plant, which both candidates have said was over budget and may negatively affect Bronx residents who pay for water.

Polls will be open across New York City until 9 p.m.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 hit the streets to find out 1 Word on the Street: Favorite U.S President
Police say Keith Wright was escorted out of 2 Bronx bishop faces assault charge
Surveillance video shows the man placing a $50 3 Man robbed while paying for meal at Burger King
4 12 on Health: Foods that help fight diseases
VIDEO: Interview with manager of Mobil gas station 5 VIDEO: Interview with manager of Mobil gas station

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE