Rafael Espinal Jr. Wins NYC Council Race to Replace Erik Dilan in District 37

NEW YORK–Rafael Espinal Jr. has won a seat on the City Council, besting three others to replace Erik Dilan in Brooklyn’s district 37.

Espinal, currently a state Assembly member and a former chief of staff for Dilan, won with 46.03 percent of the vote.

Kimberly Council, a librarian, got 31.46 percent; Heriberto Mateo got 12.21 percent and Helal Sheikh, a teacher, got 10.30 percent. 

The district includes east New York, including Bushwick, Ocean Hill, and Wyckoff Heights.

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