CORRECTION: The original version of this story misidentified the winners of the North Caldwell Borough Council race. Arthur Rees and Kenneth Tilton were elected to fill the two open seats on the council. TAPinto West Essex regrets this error.
NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office, incumbent Arthur Rees has been re-elected and Kenneth Tilton has been selected to serve on the North Caldwell Borough Council. The two Republicans will fill the two seats on the council that were up for vote this year.
The unofficial results determined that Rees (990 votes) and Tilton (956 votes) combined for 52.5 percent of the 3,707 votes cast.
Rees was running for re-election. Joshua Raymond, another council member whose term was up in 2019, did not seek re-election. Tilton will take his place on the council.
Anthony Floria-Callori (904 votes) and Ted Roth (857 votes) combined for 47.5 percent of the vote.
"This campaign opened up my eyes to a lot of concerns," Rees said. "We need to put more pressure on ourselves to take care of things. This race was very close, and we get along very well with our opponents."
Read more about Rees here.
"This race was a great experience," Tilton said. "I enjoyed it. I want to thank all the people who came out to vote. This was a close race. I am very passionate about whatever I do in life, and I will hopefully do a good job."
Read more about Tilton here.
The results of this election are not considered official until they are certified by the state.