Incumbent city Councilman Eric Dinowitz has been reelected to a second term, unofficial results show.
“I am incredibly honored to continue serving the North Bronx in the City Council,” Councilman Dinowitz said in a statement on election night. “I was born and raised in this community – to be able to advocate for my neighbors, friends, and family in City Hall is the greatest job in the world.
With 96 percent of the vote in as of Wednesday, Council Dinowitz received 8,755 votes compared to Republican Robert Caemmerer’s 1,518 votes, according to unofficial election night results posted on the city Board of Elections website.
Caemmerer ran under Republican and Conservative/Medical Freedom lines.
Dinowitz, a former special education teacher and Community Board 8 Aging Committee Chair, assumed office in 2021 in a special election, following the resignation of then Councilman Andrew Cohen who became a justice of the Supreme Court in the Bronx.
The councilman is the chair of the New York City Council Jewish Caucus and has served on a number of council committees including the Committee on Veterans, Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities, and Addictions, and Committee on Education.
Councilman Dinowitz thanked voters for voting in the election and putting their trust into him.
“Together, we have secured resources for our seniors and students, improved our parks, strengthened our schools and senior centers, made our streets safer, stood against hate crimes, empowered tenants, and made our city more accessible for everyone,” he stated. “I’m excited to continue this important work and remain focused on preparing our neighborhoods for climate change, addressing food insecurity, supporting our small businesses, increasing access to healthcare, and standing up for my values.”