Today is Election Day in Orange


ORANGE, NJ - After a contentious and often heated campaign, today (5/10/16) the residents get their say as they go to the polls to elect a mayor and members to the Orange City Council.

The central figures on the ballot are incumbent Mayor Dwayne Warren and his two challengers, East Ward Councilman Kerry Coley and Janice Morrell, a former Zoning Board Chairwoman.

This mayoral trio has met on several occasions to debate the virtues of their candidacy amid swirling accusations ranging from mismanagement to election sign tampering and just about everything in between. To say this election was acrimonious and bitter is an understatement.

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Mayoral hopeful Jan Morrell is running with Andrea Elliot, Shaief Williams and Rayford Williams.Team Coley includes Donna K. Williams, Christopher Jackson and Vanessa Arroyave.

Other candidates for today’s election  for Orange City Council include: incumbents City Council President April Gaunt-Butler, Vice President Elroy Corbitt, former Councilman at large Rayfield Morton; former West Ward Councilman Hassan Abdul-Rasheed; former Councilman at large and current Orange Housing Authority Commissioner Coram Rimes; Adrienne Wooton, Merlin Hackett, the son of former Mayor Mims Hackett Jr.; Jeffrey Wingfield, the brother of Public Works Supervisor Raymond Wingfield and Warren’s cousin; and newcomers Ashley Cartwright, and Joseph Juliano.

Belleville, Irvington, Montclair and Nutley all have elections today as well.

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