Hawthorne is having a GOP primary for Mayor.
A source in the Passaic town told InsiderNJ that veteran incumbent Mayor Richard Goldberg fell out of favor with the Republican establishment. They took a vote-of-no-confidence this week, needing 2/3 to remove him from the line. It almost happened. Ten voted for him, 12 voted against him. Not quite enough.
So now Frank Giglio, a former cop and karate teacher, is preparing to run against Goldberg (also a former candidate for the assembly in the 38th District).
There’s more intrigue, too. Add in a still-gaming-it-out former state Senator John Girgenti, a Democrat (the local party has reportedly had trouble attracting candidates), and it makes for a very interesting local dynamic.
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