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Special Election to Fill City Council Seat Vacated by Richards Set for February
Special Election to Fill City Council Seat Vacated by Richards Set for February

Dec. 4, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The special election to fill the city council seat vacated by Donovan Richards is slated to take place at the end of February.

Mayor Bill de Blasio set the date for the special election for Tuesday, Feb. 23. Candidates will be vying to represent the 31st Council District — which covers Arverne, Brookville, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Laurelton, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens.

The council seat became empty when former Richards left the position to become Queens borough president this week. Richards, who was term-limited, won the November general election for borough president and assumed office on Wednesday.

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