It was a landslide.
New York City’s Chinatown has elected its first Chinese-American to the City Council in a year when local campaigns have energized Asian voters.
Democrat Margaret Chin had 87 percent of the vote with 80 percent of precincts reporting. She faced Republican Irene Horvath.
The downtown Manhattan neighborhood is one of the biggest Chinese communities outside Asia. Chin is a community organizer and immigrant advocate.
In Queens, a race that could produce the 51-member council’s first Korean-American member remains too close to call with 63 percent of precincts reporting. Democrat Kevin Kim, a Korean-American, is facing Republican Dan Halloran.
About 12 percent of the city’s 8.3 million residents are Asian.