In Staten Island, City Councilman Michael E. McMahon, a Democrat, won the Congressional seat formerly held by Representative Vito J. Fossella. His seat, representing the north shore of Staten Island, will be vacant at the end of the year.
That is also the case for the seat for the Queens district now represented by Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., a Democrat who was elected to the State Senate. Councilman Hiram Monserrate, another Queens Democrat, won an uncontested race for a State Senate seat, leaving his seat open.
Candidates in the three districts have already begun putting their campaigns together. The general election had a long campaign season, but the special election is to be scheduled in February, leaving candidates just a few months to prepare.
Campaigns Start Now for 3 Council Seats