Gibson emerges first female Bronx Boro President-elect, beats King, Ravelo in November 2nd race
Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson has emerged as the first female Bronx Borough President-elect after defeating Republican Candidate Vanelle King and Conservative Candidate Sammy Ravelo in the November 2nd 2021 electoral race, according to Board of Elections in the New York.
This declaration of the election results was released on the official website of the Board of Elections at exactly 22.45.06 EST with Councilwoman Gibson leading with 79,312 votes as against King and Ravelo who had 13,748 and 6,645 respectively.
In his concession note posted on Facebook, Ravelo said, "I just texted Vanessa L. Gibson and congratulated her on winning the Bronx Borough President's race. It is time to move the Bronx forward #not62. I wish her the best and hope we can find solutions to the many issues facing the different communities in this great Borough. We should all give her a hand and help our new President for the sake our neighborhoods."
Having served as an Assemblywoman of the NYS since 2009, Gibson, in 2013, became a councilwoman co-chairing the Women's Caucus and chairing Committee on Public Safety and also sponsored the passed Right to Counsel bill for tenants. She would be the first African-American female Bronx Borough President after, in a couple of months, the official handing over of the stool by the incumbent Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.