Democratic incumbent Carrie Solages, of Elmont, was elected for two more years as District 3 legislator, as he earned 70 percent of the total vote on Tuesday. Solages, 34, beat Republican challenger Naomie Jean-Philippe, 25, for a second term. He defeated longtime incumbent John Ciotti in 2011. He will now represent a reshaped district that includes Inwood.
“I’m very glad my record spoke for itself,” Solages told the Herald after his victory was formally announced. “People saw beyond lies of a nasty campaign [by my opponent]. We kept our campaign honest and clean. I’m very happy and I want to thank my district, my supporters and my parents. We had a great election and it showed all of the great work we did; I look forward to representing Inwood and doing more. This election showed that my victory two years ago was not a fluke, that people believe in me and that I am a serious candidate.”