Election Results for the TAPinto Passaic Valley Region


Voters in New Jersey selected Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) and Phil Murphy (D) as their choices to face off in November as next governor of New Jersey.

Republican results are as follows:
Kim Guadagno – 112,752; Jack Ciattarelli – 74,870; Hirsh Singh - 23,597; Joseph Rullo - 15, 694; Steven Rogers – 14,059
Democrat results are as follows:
Phil Murphy – 238,481; Jim Johnson – 108.449; John Wisniewski – 107,345; Raymond Lesniak – 24,038; William Brennan – 11, 069; Mark Zinna – 5,119

In the 40th District race, Republican Kristin Corrado (7,642 votes) defeated Paul Di Gaetano (3,689) and Edward Buttimore (987) for the chance to succeed state Sen. Kevin O'Toole, who will be leaving his seat after two decades. She will face off against Democrat Thomas Duch in November.

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For State Assembly Republicans Kevin Rooney (8,092 votes) and Christopher DePhillips (7,507) defeated Norman Robertson (3,464) and Joseph Bubba (3,445). They will face off in November against Democrats Paul Vagianos (3,247 votes) and Christine Ordway (3,244).

In the Passaic County Freeholder race Republicans Lori Mambelli (8,338) and John Cappo Jr. (8,634) emerged victorious over Mahmoud Aqel (1,198), Kevin Germann (2,080) and Martin Perricone (2,260) for the open three year terms. Republican Michael Vivino (8,791) bested Frank Brigida (2,225) for the open one year term. Mambelli and Cappo will face off in November against Democrats Bruce James and Theodore TJ Best Jr. for the two open seats. Vivino will face off against Democrat Assad Akhter for the one open term.

In Little Falls, Democrats Tanya Seber (493 votes) and Christopher Vanchieri (488) will face off against Republicans Marc Benitez (354) and Mercedes Gonzalez (359).

In Totowa, Debra Andriani (1,555) and William Bucher Jr. (1,516) are running uncontested for the two open seats in November on the Borough Council.

In Woodland Park, Mayor Keith Kazmark is running unopposed. He received 606 votes on Primary Day. There are no council seats open this year.

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