ROSELAND, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office, Jean Perrotti and Marcelino "Moose" Trillo have been selected to fill the two open seats on the Roseland Borough Council.
The unofficial results determined that Perrotti, who was appointed to the council earlier this year to fill the vacany left by a resigning council member, and Trillo pulled ahead of George Meleas and Aristotle Popolizio with nearly 28 percent and 27 percent of the vote, or total of 724 and 707 votes, respectively. Meleas and Popolizio tallied a total of 538 and 662 votes, or 20 and 25 percent, in comparison.
"I am thrilled to be able to continue to serve the Roseland community," said Perrotti. "I am so proud that this campaign was a clean campaign by both parties and all four candidates shared a common goal, and that is to bring the community of Roseland together."
Perrotti, a 30-year resident of Roseland, and her husband, Frank, have two sons: Frank III and Anthony. She currently works as the leasing coordinator for Simon Property Group and is a former member of the Roseland Board of Education. Learn more about Perrotti by clicking HERE.
Trillo graduated from Rutgers in 2000 and started working as an assistant teacher in the 3rd grade at the Robert Treat Academy Charter School Inc. in Newark, where he currently serves as vice principal. He spent the bulk of his professional career in the classroom as a middle school math teacher, but has also served as the director of the extended school-day, director of high school placement, district test coordinator and Gifted and Talented program coordinator. Learn more about the newly elected councilman by clicking HERE.
The results of this election are not considered official until they are certified by the state. Mail-in ballots will not be accounted for until later this week.