Elections

Dassing Retains Seat, Republicans Sweep in Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ - Incumbent Ann Dassing (R) retained her seat as Mayor of the Borough of Caldwell, according to preliminary polls released by the borough clerk (polls are considered unofficial until absentee ballots are counted).

Dassing gained 1002 votes, defeating Caldwell Councilman Frank Rodgers (D) with 932. The position of mayor carries a four-year term.

Republicans made a clean sweep of the major governmental positions in the borough. Kris Brown and John Cascarano will be appointed to the two council seats vacated by Rodgers and fellow Democrat John Kelley. Cascarano had 971 votes, while Brown had 979 votes. Democrats Stephen Flack and Susan Vezza gained 864 votes and 900 votes, respectively.

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The position of borough councilman carries two three-year terms.

In other area elections, John King bested Robert Goltsch, Jr. for the open seat on the Caldwell-West Caldwell K-12 Board of Education. King finished with 766 votes, Goltsch, Jr. with 326. The seat is for a three-year term.

Leonard M. Luciano (D) also retained his seat for the board of Chosen Freeholders District 4, winning over Richard N. Lenoard (R). Essex County’s 4th Freeholder District encompasses Caldwell, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, Millburn, West Orange, Roseland, Verona and Cedar Grove.

 

 

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