BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia coasted to a re-election victory on Election Day with 72% of the vote cast for the hometown leader. His teammates went away with 70% of the votes cast for Bloomfield Council. The evening was a big win for local Democrats.
Venezia and his team plan to continue working to move the community forward in their second term, continuing their focus on stabilizing taxes, improving public safety and revitalizing Bloomfield.
"Last night was the culmination of a journey that started ten months ago when our campaign began, and I am so proud and humbled to have now been re-elected to a second term as Mayor of Bloomfield along with our excellent Council team," said Mayor Venezia.
"I would like to thank the residents of Bloomfield who turned out to vote in massive numbers and overwhelmingly placed their faith in us, and pledge that we will do absolutely everything we can to keep moving this community forward." The large turn out on election was marked with some polling stations opened well past the 8 p.m. closing time to allow all voters to cast their ballot. By law, anyone in line at closing time has the right to cast their ballot.
Unofficial results provided by the Essex County Clerk's Office are:
VENEZIA (D): 12,680 (72%)
TUCKER (R): 4,222 (24%)
GALIOTO (I): 578 (3%)
DAVIS (D): 11,277 (24%)
GAMBLE (D): 11,087 (23%)
POMARES (D): 11,100 (23%)
SPINA (R): 4,737 (10%)
MAZZEO (R): 4,635 (10%)
CORREA (R): 4,629 (10%)
When Venezia was first elected in 2013, he was the youngest mayor in the township's storied history.