Scala, Crowley victorious in primaries

Democratic voters in Woodhaven, which is split between the districts 30 and 32 on the city council, selected incumbent Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and newcomer Mike Scala to represent the party in November’s general election.

Crowley, who has represented district 30 since 2009, beat challenger Robert Holden by a 3,496-1,986 margin with 97 percent of votes reported, according to the Board of Elections.

Scala, who has worked in politics but never held public office, received 2115 votes in district 32, edging out Helal Sheikh who received 1,481 votes and William Ruiz who received 1,174 votes with 96 percent of votes counted.

Scala hopes to unseat incumbent Councilman Eric Ulrich in the general election.

The general election will take place on November 7, 2017.

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