WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Wilshire Grand Hotel was the scene of a victory celebration as Democrats Senator Richard Codey, Assemblyman John McKeon, and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey were all re-elected to the 27th district for another term.
Codey, 24,712, (68.30%); Holtzman 11,455 (31.66)
McKeon, 22,593 (32.93%); Jasey, 21,850 (31.85%); Tedesco, 12,248 (17.85%) and Ali, 11,889 (17.33%).
Codey, McKeon and Jasey fought political obstacles when redistricting defined new parameters two years ago, broadening the republican base through Morris County and breaking up a long time Democrat stronghold in Essex County. Their victories today still reflected the redstricting changes as the Codey's opponent, Lee Holtzman, took several towns, along with Assembly challengers Angelo Tedesco and Laura Ali.
The 27th District is comprised of Caldwell Borough, Chatham Township, East Hanover Township, Essex Fells Township, Florham Park Borough, Harding Township, Livingston Township, Madison Borough, Maplewood Township, Millburn Township, Roseland Borough, South Orange VIllage Township, and West Orange Township. Codey took Caldwell, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn, South Orange and West Orange. Holztman took Chatham, East Hanover, Essex Fells, Florham Park, and Roseland. Numbers for Harding were not available at press time.
As their families joined them on the podium, Codey, McKeon and Jasey thanked them and their constituents for their ongoing support and vowed to continue focusing on education, environmental, health and housing issues.
Once the official final results have been published by the Essex County Clerk's office, The West Orange Alternative Press will update the article with any necessary changes.