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Republican Incumbents Win Re-Election to Council in New Providence; Cuccaro and Walsh Win Board of Ed Seats

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Council President Michael Gennaro and Councilman Robert Munoz were reelected for Borough Council for another three year term. Gennaro received 3,438 votes and Munoz received 3,450 votes. No one opposed either of the Republicans running for Council on the Election Day, Nov. 8.

In addition to the council race, Bernadette Cuccaro was reelected for her seoncd three-year term on the New Providence Board of Education with 2,093 votes. Newcomer Joe Walsh won the second seat with 1,806 votes beating out newcomer Sally Dolan who garnered 1,347 votes 

Out of 8,394 registered voters in New Providence Borough, 6,023 or 71.75 percent, cast votes on Tuesday.

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In other races, borough voters favored Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 567 votes. Clinton got 3,026 votes, vs. Trump's 2,517.

In his bid to be returned to the House of Representatives, borough voters gave Leonard Lance 2,918 votes, vs. Peter Jacob's 2,293.

New Providence residents favored the three Republican candidates for the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Joseph G. Aubourg received 2,781 votes, Glenn E. Gelband 2,800 and Justin Verzosa 2,775. Democrats Linda S. Carter earned 2,192 votes, Bette Jane Kowalski, 2,149 and Sergio Granados, 2,019.

New Providence voters opposed permitting two northern counties to have casinos, Public Question 1, with 4,323 voters saying "No" and 1,072 "Yes."

They voted "Yes" on Question 2, by a vote of 3,362 to 1,975, which would asked if the state should dedicate additional funds to the state transportation system.

They also voted to approve the expansion of the Union County Open Space and Historic Preservation Trust Fund by a vote of 3,156 to 1,947.

The unofficial results were supplied by Borough Clerk Wendi Barry.

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