ELIZABETH, NJ – Incumbent Board of Education commissioners Stan Neron and Jose Rodriguez were re-elected along with their teammate Diane Barbosa, defeating seven opponents including incumbent Carlos Trujillo, according to the Union County Clerk.

Mayor Christian Bollwage, Council-at-Large members Patricia Perkins-Auguste, Manny Grova, and Frank Cuesta were elected unopposed.

In other county elections, freeholders Linda Carter, Bette Jane Kowalski, and Sergio Granados defeated opponents Joseph Aubourg, Glenn Gelbend, and Justin Verzosa.  

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Congressman Albio Sires won re-elected with 80.78 percent (15,945) of the vote over Agha Khan with 15.80 percent (3,118).

Despite losing the national presidential election, Hillary Clinton won the county with 132,590 or 65.55 percent of the vote to Donald Trump’s 62,437 or 30.87 percent.  

Here are the vote counts:

Mayor Christian Bollwage (unopposed)                                                                                                 17,566

Council-at-Large members:

Patricia Perkins-Auguste                                      15,356

Manny Grova                                                      15,966

Frank Cuesta                                                      15,903


Linda Carter                                                       102,881

Bette Jane Kowalski                                            99,393

Sergio Granados                                                 96,578

Joseph Aubourg                                                  56,401

Glenn Gelbend                                                    56,107

Justin Verzosa                                                    56,735                

Board of Education

Cristina Cunha-Moreira                                         2,876  

Diane Barbosa                                                     8,948

Carlos Trujillo                                                      4,105

Stanley Neron                                                     7,493

Maria Medeiros Da Rassi                                       662

Maria Lorenz                                                      1,478

Ricky  Casteneda                                                  833

Sima Farid                                                         1,562

Virginia San Pedro                                                517

Jose Rodriguez                                                  7,426