QUEENS — Incumbent State Sen. James Sanders Jr. won the Democratic primary in Southeast Queens' 10th Senate District Tuesday.
Sanders, a former city councilman who has been in office since 2013, received nearly 57 percent of the vote, according to state results. He has wide name recognition in the district and secured a number of labor endorsements.
His challenger, Adrienne Adams, chairwoman of Community Board 12, picked up more than 41 percent of the vote.
Sanders' win comes even after the Queens County Democratic Party decided to back Adams after Sanders declared last year that he was planning to challenge Queens Rep. Gregory Meeks this fall.
Sanders, who has pulled out of the congressional race against Meeks, will be unopposed in the November elections.
In Central Queens, incumbent state Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky won the Democratic primary after receiving 56 percent of the vote.
She was challenged by community advocate and small business owner S.J. Jung who picked up more than 43 percent of the vote.
Stavisky, first elected to the Senate in 1999, is well known to voters in the 16th Senate District, encompassing Elmhurst, Flushing and Bayside, as well as a portion of Rego Park and Forest Hills. She also defeated Jung in the 2014 Democratic primary.
In the November general election she will face Republican Carlos Giron, who has worked in public relations.