Garfield BOE: Barber, Bronte, Lio Win 3 Seats

The unofficial results in the Garfield BOE race show Barber, Bronte, and Lio the winners:

FRANK O. BARBER, Jr. 1,028 1,028 0
CARMIN V. BREONTE 935 935 0
DANE M. LIO 874 874 0
KENNETH CONTE 581 581 0
JULIO ANGEL QUILES 780 780 0
EVELYN SCOTT 753 753 0
Write-In Totals 97 97 0

In Nutley, Tucci and Scarpelli in Dogfight for Mayor

Mauro Tucci and Joe Scarpelli were battling for the top spot in the Nutley commissioners’ election.

According to the Essex County Clerk’s Office, Scarpelli had 4,141 votes and Tucci had 4,122 votes.

The top vote-getter becomes mayor in Nutley.

The two other candidates who appeared on their way to victory were Alphonse Petracco (4,093) and Thomas Evans (3,034); while John V. Kelly (2,596) was trying to fend off Marie Hamlin (2,491 votes) for that fifth seat.

 

Newark’s So-Called Unity Slate Cruises to Victory in School Board Election

For the third year (2018-2020) in a row our “charter candidate”  won second place in the Newark School

Johnson, Green, James

board election, Charter Sector Campaign Manager Jermaine James noted. “Flohisha Johnson is the first backed charter candidate to win re-election on the Newark Mayor Ras Baraka slate. We (charter sector) are now a political force to be reckon with, with charter parents volunteering daily to make phone calls, text and use of social media to other newark parents during this historic VBM election. We are here and aren’t going anywhere and look forward to continuing to work  with the Mayor’s organization and North Ward political org.”

So far, in their friendly intra-slate rivalry for citywide bragging rights, the North Ward-backed Josephine Garcia remained the frontrunner, followed by Johnson, followed by Team Baraka rising star Hasani Council.

Everyone had a chance for everyone affiliated with the three-pronged Newark establishment to proclaim victory. The vaunted North had the most votes; or, in the words of a South Ward-based Baraka confidant, “It was a Team Baraka Sweep.”

WNY Voters Approve $18M Schools Tax Increase

From Hudson County View: West New York voters approved a $18,636,109 school tax levy increase, about a four percent hike from last year’s school budget, as part of an otherwise completely uneventful vote-by-mail Election Day in Hudson County.

Smart Schools Slate Wins in Hackensack

In Hackensack, the Hackensack Smart Schools BOE slate defeated the Champions For Students slate, according to unofficial results, according to TAPinto.

JENNIFER MAURY 1,042 1,042 0
DAVID W. DUNGEY 983 983 0
MÓNICA M. PELAEZ 994 994 0
MICHAEL R. OATES 1,396 1,396 0
ANTHONY F. RODRIGUEZ 1,402 1,402 0
CHRISTOPHER M. COLEMAN 1,413 1,413 0
Write-In Totals 47 47 0

Warren Prevails in Orange

In a low turnout, low drama election, incumbent Mayor Dwayne Warren appears to have capitalized on a divided field of challengers and used the foundation of City Hall to easily win a third term tonight.

In the East Ward of Irvington: Councilman Paul Inman, left, and Sean Evans.

Vauss: Battleground Elections too Close to Call Tonight in Irvington

Irvington Mayor Tony Vauss told InsiderNJ that his closest races won’t be resolved for a couple of days.

Arguably the thorniest contest – incumbent Councilman Paul Inman versus challenger Sean Evans in the East Ward – looks like this right now: 312 to 260 in favor of Evans. But it’s early.

Belleville

With Strumolo-Burke Ahead in Belleville, Mattia Digs in

Belleville challenger Carmine Mattia says he has no intention of conceding tonight to incumbent Councilwoman Marie Strumolo-Burke with more ballots – at least 302 – remaining to be tallied.

Right now, Strumolo-Burke leads Mattia, 458 to 382.

“I’m not going anywhere until all votes are counted,” Mattia told InsiderNJ.

Mayor Mike Melham and Mattia learned from the county that there were 1,142 ballots cast as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday. That tally did not include VBMs postmarked today.

So there are – at a minimum – 302 ballots left to be counted.

“We’re very confident this election is not over and we will be at the Board of Elections Office first thing tomorrow morning,”” Melham told InsiderNJ.

Spiller Wins Montclair

Labor Leader and Councilman Sean Spiller appears to have defeated Councilwoman Renee Baskerville for the mayoralty in Montclair.

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