PATERSON, NJ - Stressing that voters still had over an hour to get to the polls, Mayor Andre Sayegh told TAPinto Paterson that he was “encouraged” by the strong voter turnout he had seen across the city on Tuesday.
“There appears to be momentum that carried over from May,” Sayegh said referring to the local election earlier this year that propelled him to Paterson’s top elected position.
Energized by their dissatisfaction with President Trump, angered by Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin’s attacks, and spurred by a contested council race, Sayegh added that the city’s African American and Latino communities, as well as 6th Ward residents, had extra incentive to participate electorally.
Victories for the Row B Democratic candidates, from Senator Menendez through to Passaic County Clerk candidate Daniel Ireland-Imhoff, would bode well for Paterson, Sayegh said.
“Throughout my campaign and as mayor I’ve been preaching about partnerships,” Sayegh offered. “With the right candidates victorious tonight we’ll see the collaborations that are already leading to positive change for Paterson continue.”
Polls are open until 8:00 p.m.
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