Constantinides re-elected to City Council


Costa Constantinides will be Astoria’s councilman for four more years.

In yesterday’s general election, Constantinides won in a landslide over “Dive In” party candidate Kathleen Springer, who ran on restoring and reviving the Astoria Diving Pool.

According to the unofficial early returns on the Board of Elections website, Constantinides took home 16,915 votes out of 18,199 total votes. That comes out to 92.94 percent.

Breaking it down by party, the incumbent won 14,722 on the Democratic ticket, and another 2,193 votes on the Working Families line.

Springer collected 1,186 votes, good for 6.52 percent.

Constantinides, a stalwart for environmental protection, has fought for issues like cleaner power plants and lowering the asthma rate. In Astoria, he has funded improvements for parks, new technology in schools and more cleaning services for major commercial corridors.

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