CMC - United States Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke of Jamaican parentage has won a landslide victory in New York’s Democratic Primary elections on Tuesday.
Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, who represents the redrawn 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York, heavily trounced her Democratic rival Sylvia Kinard, winning 88 per cent of the votes cast.
Clarke received 11,903 votes to Kinard’s 1,584. Republican Daniel Cavanagh will challenge Clarke in November’s Presidential Election.
Clarke told reporters that she was honoured and pleased to have received the overwhelming support of the people of the 9th Congressional District, after being declared the winner last night.
“I've spent a decade serving the community I grew up in, and I am thrilled to continue serving Central Brooklyn as their voice in Washington, D.C. I will continue to fight for the issues I have always fought for, job creation, support for small business, fair immigration reform, quality education for our children and services for our seniors and working families,” said Clarke.