QUEENS — Community Board 12 chairwoman Adrienne Adams edged out two challengers Tuesday in the democratic primary for the District 28 City Council seat, which was vacated after Ruben Wills was convicted on corruption charges earlier this year.
Adams, who was backed by the Queens County Democratic Party and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, picked up 3,341 votes, or 39 percent, according to the Board of Elections.
Guyana native Richard David, who has worked as a chief of staff at the Administration for Children's Services and was endorsed by Republican Councilman Eric Ulrich, received 2,763 votes, or 32 percent, while Hettie Powell, a public defender at Queens Law Associates, received 2,483 votes, or 29 percent.
Adams, who lives in Jamaica and has served as chairwoman of CB 12 since 2012, will face Republican Ivan Mossop, an income tax consultant, in the Nov. 7 general election.
District 28 covers Jamaica, Rochdale, Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park.
Daneek Miller (left) and Rory Lancman got reelected in their districts. Photo: Facebook
Lancman — who represents District 24, which also includes Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills and Kew Gardens Hills — received 3,669 votes, or 62 percent, according to the Board of Elections.
Challenger Muhammad Rahman, an employment planner at the Department of Social Services and a native of Bangladesh who was hoping to become the first South Asian Muslim official in the City Council, received 2,225 votes, or 38 percent.
In District 27, which includes Jamaica, St. Albans, Cambria Heights, Queens Village and Springfield Gardens, voters overwhelmingly cast their ballots for incumbent Councilman Daneek Miller.
Miller captured 7,797 votes, or 78 percent, while opponent Anthony Rivers, a former U.S. Marine and retired police lieutenant, got 2,144 votes, or 22 percent.
Neither Lancman nor Miller are facing challengers in the November general election.