Bed-Stuy Election Results: Jeffries Wins

BED-STUY, BROOKLYN — The polls have closed in New York City and in Bed-Stuy, where results are being announced for this year’s midterm elections.

Aside from the big-ticket races in New York this year — governor, attorney general and US Senate (find those results here) — the main race in Bed-Stuy is a challenge to Hakeem Jefferies, who is seeking a sixth term in the House of Representatives.

Jefferies was declared the winner at around 10:30 pm Tuesday night by the Associated Press.

Here is the live vote total for the sole competitive race in Bed-Stuy as of Tuesday night, with some background on the race below.

(Note: Totals are based on preliminary Board of Elections data)

8th Congressional District Results

  • Hakeem Jefferies (D): 80.704 (70.01%)
  • Yuri Dashevsky (R/Conservative Party): 29,629 (25.70%)

Uncontested Races

At District 25, Jabari Brisport will be reelected to a second term in the New York State Senate. The left-leaning Democrat faced no opposition in the general election after defeating two challengers in an August primary by 55 points. District 25 was redrawn this year to remove parts of Downtown Brooklyn and Red Hook, and added Ocean Hill and parts of Brownsville.

At District 56, Stefani Zinerman will also be reelected to a second term in the State Assembly. Zinerman, a Democrat former staffer for state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery, faced no primary challenger this year. In her 2020 primary, she won with a 16-point margin. During redistricting, District 56 lost a part of Crown Heights and gained parts of Bed-Stuy along Broadway.

Hakeem Jeffries speaks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outside of the US Capitol last November. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

In an unsurprising win, Jefferies will remain in the House of Representatives for a sixth term.

Jefferies bested challenger Dashevsky, a filmmaker and interpreter, by over 51,000 votes as of 10:45 pm Tuesday.

The 52-year-old congressman has represented Bed-Stuy and the rest of the eighth congressional district since 2013 and is one of the most powerful members of congress, serving as the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and rumored to be a potential future speaker of the house after California Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, 82, retires.

In this year’s redistricting, CD8 saw a few changes: parts of Fort Green were moved to CD7, represented by Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D), and gained sections of Gravesend from CD 11, Congresswoman Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R) and Sheepshead bay

You can see how the maps changed by clicking here.

Previously, Jefferies served in the State Assembly for five years, representing District 57 — a seat now held by Assembly Member Phara Souffrant Forrest, a Democrat.

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