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Palisades Park Councilwoman Cynthia Pirrera. (Photo: Borough of Palisades Park.)

Pirrera wins in Palisades Park

Incumbent Frank Donohue defeated in Democratic primary

By David Wildstein, July 21 2020 10:24 pm

One incumbent won narrowly, and another was defeated in a hotly contested Democratic primary for the Palisades Park Borough Council.

Cynthia Pirrera, who has served as a councilwoman for 17 years, defeated school board member Stephanie Jang by 39 votes, 948 to 919.

The top vote-getter was Pirrera’s running mate, Planning Board member Jae Kwan Park, who received 1,141 votes.

Councilman Frank Donohue, a retired high school principal, finished last with 795 votes.

Pirrera and Park ran on the Democratic organization line.

No Republicans filed to run in the heavily Democratic borough.

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