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Ulrich, Stavisky Win Primaries in Forest Hills

No big surprises in Forest Hills senate races.

There were no big surprises in store for local voters after the polls closed on Thursday night.

Thursday's primaries were defined by low turnout in Forest Hills, in a quiet preview of November's main event.

In southern Forest Hills, City Councilman Eric Ulrich defeated Forest Hills lawyer Juan Reyes. According to the New York Times, Ulrich took the Republican Primary by more than 1,500 votes. Only 4,000 total ballots were cast across the entire district.

In northern Forest Hills, the Times reported that incumbent state Sen. Toby Stavisky fended off a challenge from John Messer, the margin was similar, though more than double the votes were cast.

After the primary win Ulrich will move on to face state Sen. Joe Addabbo in Senate District 15 in November. 

Much of the heavy lifting is likely done for Stavisky in her district, where she has been the sitting senator for more than a decade. She will face Republican challenger J.D. Kim in the fall.

For more election coverage, go to foresthills.patch.com/elections

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