- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Rafael Salamanca has won a special election in New York City’s 17th Council District to fill the vacancy left by former Bronx Democratic Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo.

With 103 of 112 precincts reporting in unofficial results Tuesday night, Salamanca garnered 39 percent of the vote. The district manager for Bronx Community Board 2 had been endorsed by the District Council 37 labor union.

Others on the six-member ballot included former state Assembly candidate George Alvarez, who received 24 percent of the vote, and businessman Julio Pabon, who got 15 percent.

The nonpartisan contest meant no candidate ran on the major party ballot lines.

Arroyo resigned at the end of last year saying she was leaving her post to focus on “pressing family needs.”

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