By Ivan Pereira
City Councilman James Sanders (D-Laurelton) will be back in City Hall for his third term next year after beating his Republican candidate Scherie Murray in Tuesday’s election.
Fellow Democratic incumbent Thomas White (South Ozone Park) also claimed victory on Election Night after he defeated Conservative candidate Ruben Wills. City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) will also serve a third term in office as he ran unopposed.
Although polling stations were not as filled as they were during last year’s elections, constituents came out in large numbers to make their voices heard.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg defeated Democrat William Thompson by an unexpectedly thin margin to remain the city’s top boss at city hall. Despite criticism from voters in Jamaica, St. Albans and Laurelton over Bloomberg’s decision to extend term limits, some residents said he was the best candidate for them.
“I think there are a lot of difficult issues that come into play and he’s helped a lot of companies,” said Angie Garrick of Laurelton.