WEST ORANGE, NJ — According to the unofficial election results provided by the Essex County Clerk’s Office Tuesday night, Robert Parisi has been re-elected for a third term as Mayor of West Orange.
 
The unofficial results determined that Parisi received 9,919 votes, which represents 66.10% of the vote. Challenger Joe Krakoviak tallied a total of 5,087 votes, or 33.90% in comparison.
 
 
When reached for comment, Parisi stated,  "It is an honor to have been re elected. I look forward to continuing to serve this community and I congratulate Susan McCartney. I thank Victor Cirilo for his service and I look forward to working with Cindy Matute-Brown.
 
Parisi, a lifelong resident of West Orange, has served as mayor since 2010 after previously serving as a member of the township council since 1998. 
 

"I congratulate Mayor Parisi on his victory and thank everyone who supported me," Krakoviak said.
 
Regarding the town council race, there are two seats open as five candidates seek office. The candidates are incumbents Susan McCartney and Victor Cirilo, along with challengers Cindy Matute-Brown, Monica Perkowski and Susan Scarpa. 
 
The unofficial results are:
 
Victor Cirilo:  3,977 votes which represents 17.32%.
 
Cindy Matute-Brown:  4.777 votes which represents 20.80%.
 
Susan McCartney:  5,981 votes which represents 26.05%.
 
Monica Perkowski:  4,199 votes which represents 18.29%
 
Susan Scarpa:  4,029 votes which represents 17.55%.
 
Depending upon the outcome of the results of all absentee ballots and provisional ballots the final tallies may not be available for a brief period.  The results of this election are not considered official until they are certified by the state.