PLAINFIELD, NJ - Three Plainfield City Council seats were on the 2018 general election ballot, one due to the passing of Assemblyman Gerald B. Green and a resulting series of changes.
Green was replaced in the Assembly by former Freeholder Linda Carter, who in turn was replaced on the Freeholder Board by former Citywide at-large Councilwoman Rebecca Williams. In results posted on Nov. 19 by Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi, Democrat Elton Armady bested independent candidate Ronald Johnson Jr. for the unexpired Citywide at-large seat, 8,361 to 1,982. At election time, the number of registered voters citywide was 23,429.
Incumbent Joylette Mills-Ransome won the Second & Third Ward at-large seat unopposed, with 5,945 votes out of a possible 13,391.
In the First Ward, newcomer Ashley Davis ran unopposed with 2,237 votes out of a possible 5,592.
All the winners are Democrats, not a surprise when the party can boast 15,298 registered voters to 1,060 Republicans, 6,845 unaffiliated and smatterings of other parties.
Next year, the Second Ward and First & Fourth Ward at-large seats will be up for a possible primary contest. Incumbents are Councilman Cory Storch in the Second Ward and Councilman Barry Goode representing Wards 1 and 4.
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