PLAINFIELD, NJ — The results from the November 3 General Election have all been tallied by the Union County Clerk's office, and are now official. Plainfield's results have not changed since the unofficial results were announced last month.

Plainfield City Council

Third Ward Council Member Charles McRae, incumbent, ran unopposed; he received 99.6% of the votes (or 3,916 votes).

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Current Council President Steve Hockaday, who represents the Fourth Ward, ran for the Council Member-at-Large seat, and won with 99.5%, or 13,735 votes. His Fourth Ward seat now needs to be filled.

According to an email from Plainfield Democratic City Committee Chairman Adrian Mapp, "individuals who are interested in screening for consideration of the 4th WARD COUNCIL SEAT should submit a resume/bio and a statement indicating their interest. The Plainfield Democratic City Screening Committee is Joylette Mills-Ransome-Chair, Barry Goode, and Cynthia Lewis."

Requests for consideration must be emailed to both and, and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5.  Applicants must include a phone number, and will be contacted by Mills-Ransome to schedule a date and time to be interviewed by the screening committee.  

Three names are required to be submitted to the Plainfield City Council for consideration; the council will then select one person from those three to fill the unexpired term.

Plainfield Board of Education

Six candidates were vying for three school board seats in the general election. The Aiming Higher Together team bested the Children First Team that included current Board President Cameron Cox and Vice President Terence Johnson.

  • Eric Andrews — 19.2%, or 7,532 votes
  • Jacqueline Workman — 18.7%, or 7,371 votes
  • Josely Castro — 18.6%, or 7,296 votes
  • Terence Johnson — 14.8%, or 5,824 votes
  • Cameron Cox — 14.8%, or 5,800 votes
  • Jeffrey Truitt — 13.8%, or 5,427 votes

Union County

Peter Corvelli garnered two-thirds of the votes for Union County Sheriff: 67.7%, or 162,102 votes. Dorothy Burger received 32.2%, or 77,075 votes.

Joanne Rajoppi will remain as Union County Clerk, receiving 70.6%, or 169,900 votes versus Peter B. Lijoi's 29.3% (70,514 votes).

There was no change at the Board of Chosen Freeholders level, with the Democrats staving off the competition:

  • Christopher Hudak — 22.1%, or 155,172 votes
  • Angela Garretson — 22.2%, or 156,181 votes
  • Lourdes Leon — 21.8%, or 153,216 votes
  • Joseph Sarno III — 11.3%, or 79,281
  • Mark Shore —11.3%, or 79,530 votes
  • Paul Verzosa — 11.2%, or 79,037 votes is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.