The race for District 32 (which includes parts of Breezy Point, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, and the Rockaways) had found two clear frontrunners on primary day. Local teacher and organizer Felicia Singh led with 36.8 percent of first place votes while lawyer Mike Scala followed closely behind with an equally impressive 35.5 percent.
Singh surged ahead and won the race this past week, earning a grand total of 4,684 votes – 52.5 percent — over Scala’s 47.5 percent.
Singh celebrated the victory and called on her Democratic colleagues to help push Southern Queens farther into the blue.
“What we accomplished was a huge achievement. District 32 has been isolated for far too long, and that is why we’ve had Republican representation when Democrats outnumber them 3-1,” Singh wrote. “We’ve proved what we can do, and now we want your support to do it again for the general. If you want to see our communities fully funded and supported, then help us flip the last Republican-held City Council seat in Queens.”
In November, Singh will run against GOP candidate Joann Ariola. Unlike many areas in New York City, District 32 home has significant Republican support, ensuring that the general election will be competitive.
If Singh wins in November, she will be the first woman, as well as first Indo-Caribbean and first South Asian person to represent District 32 in the City Council.