Votes are in for Essex County Primaries

ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ - Essex County residents took to the polls on Tuesday for the local and county primary elections. The results were not surprising due to the number of unopposed races, with only a small percentage of registered Essex County voters voting in the polls.

Specifically, of the 43,388 registered Democrats, 17,7828, or 8.01% voted;  of the 43,388 Republican registered voters, 2,442 or 5.63% voted; and none of the 222,889 Non Partisan registered voters took to the polls at all.

Despite the low numbers, nominations for both parties, via the unofficial results, according to the Essex County Clerk's Office, were decided, heralding the true start of the General Election campaigns. Click HERE for all results.

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Sheriff - One three-year term

  • Armando Fontoura (D) 
  • Antonio Pires (R)

Clerk - One five-year term

  • Christopher Durkin (D)
  • Adam Kraemer (R)

Assembly 27th District - Note: The Democratic and Republican primaries on June 2 were uncontested.

  • Mila M. Jasey (D) – 3,589 votes, (50.78%)
  • John F. McKeon (D) – 3,455 votes, (48.88%)
  • Tayfun Selen (R) – 776 votes,(50.55%)
  • Wonkyu Q Rim (R) – 752 votes, (49.99%)


Town Council (with 100 percent of the votes in)

One three-year term, Democratic primary; vote for two

  • Francis Rogers (D) - 91 votes, (49.46 %)
  • Stephen Flack (D) - 91 votes, (49.46%)

One three-year term, Republican primary; vote for two

  • Richard Hauser (R) - 94 votes, (49.47%)
  • Ricardo Alonso (R) - 93 votes, (48.95%)


Borough Council - Unexpired term, Republican primary; vote for one

Note: Clerk reported 0 votes cast.

  • Christopher Boeckel (R), running without endorsement of Republican Party
  • Gregory Hindy (R)

Borough Council - Three-year term, Republican primary; vote for two

Note: Clerk reported 0 votes cast.

  • William Sullivan (R)
  • Glenn Koechling (R)


Mayor - Three-year term

James Gasparini (R) - 104 votes, (100%)

Note: He is running uncontested.


Borough Council - One three-year term, Republican primary; vote for two

Note: Republicans are running unopposed.

  • Francis Astorino (R) - 83 votes, (49.11%)
  • Robert Kessler (R) - 85 votes, (50.30%)


Borough Council - One three-year term, Republican primary; vote for two

Note: Republicans are running unopposed.

  • Peter Smith (R) - 70 votes, (48.61%)
  • Thomas Tsilionis (R) - 72 votes, (50%)


Township Council - One three-year term, Republican primary; vote for two

  • Stanley Hladik (R) - 124 votes, (49.8%)
  • Michael Crudele (R) - 123 votes, (49.4%)

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