With just 7% of voters turning out to vote, East Hanover re-elected Joseph Troise and Catherine Pfund-Olsen to the school board today, with Michael Foti capturing an open seat.
Newcomer Michael Foti was the top vote-getter with 418 votes, followed by Troise (326) and Pfund-Olsen (316). Philomeno Mattia (256) finished fourth.
East Hanover approved their school budget by a 61%-39% margin. Vote-by-mail ballots accounted for roughly 29% of the total votes.
Less than 3% of New Brunswick voters turned out for today’s school board election, which saw three incumbents re-elected by relatively narrow margins.
Patricia Varella was the top vote-getter with 333 votes, followed by Emra Seawood (321) and Dale Caldwell (313). Just 74 votes separated Caldwell from the fourth-place finisher, Linda Stork, who received 239 votes. Yeni Mendez Romero (214) and Nishad Sonam Datta (191) were also defeated.
The school budget won voter approval by an 82%-18% margin.
There was no opposition in Cliffside Park, where incumbents Judith Abreu and Teddy Tarabokija were re-elected and Carl Raincourt won an open seat. The budget passed with 71% of the vote, but turnout in today’s election was a mere 2%.
Three incumbents in Fairview, Tonin Berisha, Hossam Elsamra, and Kenneth Schmitt, also had no opponents. Turnout was 3%, and the budget passed with 83%.
In the City of Passaic, where voter turnout was roughly 2.5%, three incumbents ran without opposition: Christina Schratz, Arthur Soto and Leslie Zuniga. Passaic voters approved their budget by an 82%-18% margin.
There was no contest in Totowa, where voter turnout was at 7%. Heather Antonucci, an incumbent, and two new candidates, Nicholas Vancheri and Kristin Coiro, were unopposed. Voters passed the school budget with 73%.