Township Council Election Results are In for West Essex Area


WEST ESSEX REGION, NJ — Election results are in and the following candidates were chosen for Caldwell Borough Council, Roseland Borough Council, Essex Fells Borough Council, Fairfield Township Council, North Caldwell Borough Council and West Caldwell Township Council.

Caldwell Borough Council: 5,219 votes

Republican running mates Pasquale Capozzoli and Thomas O’Donnell earned the two open seats on the council with 1,398 and 1,347 votes, respectively (26.79 percent and 25.81 percent of the total votes, respectively).

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“We are happy that the town of Caldwell recognized the work and the effort that we put in over the last three year,” said O’Donnell of his re-election. “We work hard, we keep our heads down, we don’t seek extra attention, we just look to do the job.”

Stephen Flack came in close with 1,277 votes (24.47 percent) and Henderson Cole had 1,197 (22.94 percent).

Roseland Borough Council: 5,092 votes

Republican running mates Richard Leonard and David Jacobs earned the two open seats on the council with 2,001 and 1,718 votes, respectively (39.30 percent and 33.74 percent, respectively).

The re-elected Leonard reported that his team was celebrating at Jim Johnston’s Steakhouse in Roseland.

“I’m here with Dave Jacobs and we are very happy,” said Leonard.  We are looking forward to the next three years to be able to continue to serve Roseland.  And, I’m humbled by the very strong support we received by the residents of Roseland.”

“I’m very proud to be serving the town of Roseland for the next three years,” said the re-elected Jacobs.  “I am very proud of my running mate and we are extremely proud of our campaign chairman John Matheis  - we are just thrilled and happy that the people of Roseland have spoke for us with their support.

Democratic candidate Christopher Bardi came in close with 1,368 votes (26.87 percent).

Essex Fells Borough Council: 1,598 votes

Republicans Patricia Wahl and Gregory Hindy earned the two open seats on the council with 682 votes and 654 votes, respectively (42.68 percent and 40.93 percent, respectively).

Christopher Boeckel had 256 total votes, or 16.02 percent of the total.

Fairfield Township Council: 4,297 votes

Current council members Joseph Cifelli and Michael McGlynn ran unopposed, but received 2,134 and 2,140 votes, respectively, to remain on the council.

North Caldwell Borough Council: 3,478 votes

Current council members Joshua Raymond and Arthur Rees ran unopposed, but received 1,746 and 1,723 votes, respectively, to remain on the council.

West Caldwell Township Council: 6,186 votes

Current council members Joseph Cecere and Stephen Wolsky ran unopposed, but received 3,183 and 2,975 votes, respectively, to remain on the council.

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