In the 85th Assembly District, Democrat Marcos Crespo trounced Republican Leopold Paul, capturing 92.6 percent of the votes. The seat was held by Ruben Diaz Jr. since 1997.
Diaz was elected Bronx borough president in April and he picked Greene as his deputy. Diaz replaces Adolfo CarriDon, now President Barack Obama's urban policy director.
The 77th district covers Highbridge and Morrisania. The 85th district is the Soundview area.
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