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Council incumbents win

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Posted: Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:33 am, Thu Nov 14, 2013.

Area Democratic incumbents won their City Council races Tuesday in Districts 20 and 23.

Councilman Peter Koo of Flushing had no Republican opposition but faced three third-party candidates. Koo took 79.6 percent of the vote, outdistancing himself from the others who ran: Independent Jobs and Education candidate Martha Flores-Vazquez, who took 10.5 percent; Reform candidate Sunny Hahn, who took 6.5 percent; and Green Party candidate Evergreen Chou with 3.4 percent.

All three opposing Koo have run and lost in past elections, both on the city and state levels.

Councilman Mark Weprin of Oakland Gardens was re-elected to his District 23 seat, which includes Bellerose, Oakland Gardens, Floral Park, New Hyde Park, Glen Oaks and parts of Fresh Meadows, Bayside, Queens Village and Hollis.

Weprin trounced his Reform Party opponent, Joe Concannon, with 84.1 percent of the vote to Concannon’s 15.9 percent. The incumbent also faced no Republican challenger.

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