Today Melissa Mark-Viverito was elected speaker of the New York City Council, prevailing over Council Member Dan Garodnick in what was initially a seven person contest.
Immediately after the council meeting, Speaker Mark-Viverito held her first press conference as speaker. Here is the full video of that press conference.
Six council members were defeated by Melissa Mark-Viverito in the quest to be speaker. We look at what those six said at the council meeting.
Three of those six members made extended remarks. Here are full statements by: