CRANFORD, NJ – The voters in Cranford went to the polls Tuesday, while the results are unofficial, they have re-elected Democrat Thomas Hannen Jr. and voted in newcomer Democrat Patrick F. Giblin. It was an election that saw 26.4% of registered voters in Cranford cast a ballot.

When asked about his re-election, Hannen said, “It’s special, to know the people of Cranford thought I was doing a good job to deserve to continue.”

Hannen spoke of his fellow Democrat, Giblin, “I am a fiscal conservative, that’s why is was important to bring Patrick on because he has that financial planning background.” Hannen concluded, “I want to say thank-you to the voters for having the confidence in me to re-elect me, I appreciate it and I won’t let you down.”

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Giblin commented on his election win, “It’s an honor, it’s humbling, I look forward to working for the people of Cranford with Tom and the other commissioners.” Giblin continued, “I want to thank my family for their sacrifice during the election and my many friends that helped me.”

Maria Loikith and William Hulse were elected to the Cranford Board of Education, they ran unopposed.

Cranford has 15,973 registered voters, 4,223 votes were cast yesterday.