PLAINFIELD, NJ — A hot race in the General Election in Plainfield was for a third seat on the Board of Education.  Residents voted for three to fill vacancies, and official results from the Office of the Union County Clerk are consistent with those reported on election night.

Incumbents Carmencita Pile (2,047, or 17.18%)) and Lynn Anderson-Person (2,006, or 16.84%), who ran with Mack F. Rice, Jr. on the For Our Children ticket, held onto their seats.  The one that was held by Eric Andrews will be filled by Willie Pat Hembree from the Children First Team

Totals for Rice and Hembree were tight after the election, but official results now show that Hembree beat Rice 1,861 votes, or 15.62%, to 1,846 votes for Rice (15.49%).

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Uncontested Second Ward Councilman-elect Sean McKenna received 1,256 votes (99.60%), while Councilman-At-Large First and Fourth Wards Barry Goode received 1,383 votes (99.14%).

In the General Assembly 22nd Legislative District race, Linda Carter received 15,069 (42.19%) of the 35,720 votes, and James Kennedy garnered 14,510 (40.62%).  Republican Patricia Quattrocchi received 6,009 votes, or 16.82%.

Voters had to vote for three in the Union County Freeholders race.  Final results are consistent with the unoffical ones, with winners Rebecca Williams receiving 48,789 (24.47%), current Chair Bette Jane Kowalski at 47,786 (23.97%), and Sergio Granados, at 46,529 (23.34%).

In the Surrogate race, James La Corte received 48,634 votes (64.99%) to Peter Lijoi’s 26,140 (34.93%).

For more information, check out results at the Union County Clerk's office. is Plainfield's free online daily newspaper for Plainfield, NJ news. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield for all of your Plainfield local news.

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