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Roselle Park GOP mayoral candidate Mariann Brenner. (Photo: Roselle Park Republican Municipal Committee).

Brenner wins Roselle Park GOP mayoral nod by 8 votes

Ex-police officer will face incumbent Joe Signorello

By David Wildstein, June 19 2022 12:28 am

Mariann Brenner, a retired K9 police officer and author, has captured the Republican nomination for mayor of Roselle Park after defeating off-the-line challenger Jocelyn Greb by 8 votes.

She will face Mayor Joseph Signorello, the Democratic incumbent, in the general election.

Brenner defeated Greb, a local businesswoman, 232 to 224, 51%-49%.

Signorello ousted Mayor Carl Hokanson, a former Democrat who sought re-election as an independent, in 2018.  Signorello received 2,529 votes (54%), followed by Republican William Fahoury with 1,261 (27%) and Hokanson with 852 (18%).

In 2021, Signorello was the Democratic candidate for State Senate in the 21st district.  Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield), the Assembly minority leader, defeated him by a 54%-46% margin. Roselle Park went for Signorello, but by a narrow 136-vote margin, 52%-48%.

The last Republican mayor of Roselle Park was Joe Accardi, who won in 2010 after defeating Hokanson by a 51%-44% margin.  Accardi did not run in 2014 and Hokanson won, 54%-46%.

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