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Elections Top Stories

June 14, 2022

NEWARK, NJ — Dupré “DoItAll” Kelly came out victorious in the West Ward council runoff race, defeating challenger Chigozie Onyema garnering 58.61% of the vote after all 37 districts reported, according to unofficial results. Kelly’s win for the council seat comes after the Team Baraka candidate ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Pat Council is the winner in the South Ward runoff election, toppling challenger Terrance Bankston with more than 71% of the vote with all 42 districts reporting, according to unofficial results. Council, who was backed by the powerful Team Baraka slate, was heavily favored to win ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Michael Silva declared victory in the East Ward contest Tuesday evening over challenger Anthony Campos shortly after polls closed, leading 1,509 votes to 1,131 votes with 22 of 23 districts reporting, according to unofficial results. Silva, a 28-year veteran of the Newark Police ...

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NEWARK, NJ — It's Election Day again for some voters in Newark. Voters in Newark's East, South and West wards will head to the polls today to elect the next councilperson who will represent their ward after the three races couldn't be decided by the majority vote needed to win outright in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The closely contested West Ward runoff race between Dupré “DoItAll” Kelly and Chigozie Onyema is focused on two key issues: economic development and public safety. Neither Kelly, a member of the "Lords of the Underground" hip hop trio and executive director of local nonprofit 211 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — East Ward council candidate Michael Silva garnered a major boost in support ahead of next week’s run-off election as Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced his endorsement Wednesday for the 28-year police veteran. “Mike Silva cares deeply about the East Ward. As a community service ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The runoff election for the open South Ward council seat will pit candidates Patrick Council and Terrance Bankston against each other next week after they emerged as the top vote-getters in the city’s May nonpartisan municipal elections. The South Ward runoff, which will be held ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The East Ward, known for the Ironbound’s unique neighborhood and culinary culture, will consider a range of issues going into next week’s council runoff clash between Michael Silva and Anthony Campos. Public safety, quality of life and infrastructure are among the issues facing the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — With just one week to go before Newark voters will head to the polls in a runoff election to choose which candidate will represent the East Ward council seat, political leaders from Newark’s North Ward Democratic stronghold pledged their support to candidate Michael Silva. Silva, a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Longtime Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura endorsed East Ward council candidate Michael Silva in the upcoming runoff election, a sign of organizational forces coming to bear in the closely contested race. Fontoura’s endorsement for Silva, a 28-year veteran of the Newark Police ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Rob Menendez Jr. garnered a key endorsement in his bid for the Democratic nomination for the 8th Congressional District of New Jersey from the mayor of the state's largest city, Ras Baraka. Baraka announced his endorsement Thursday for Menendez Jr., son of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, as ...

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