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Bergen County Executive James Tedesco takes the oath of office on January 1, 2019.

Tedesco sworn in to 2nd term

By David Wildstein, January 01 2019 1:37 pm

Democrat James Tedesco took the oath of office for a second four-year term as the Bergen County Executive today, with freeholders Tracy Silna Zur and Steven Tanelli also being sworn in.

Tedesco was re-elected on November 6 by a margin of 73,162 votes, a 63%-37% victory over Republican Norman Schmelz, the mayor of Bergenfield.  He carried 65 of Bergen County’s 70 municipalities, losing only Franklin Lakes, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Old Tappan and Rockleigh.

A former mayor of Paramus, Tedesco ousted incumbent Kathleen Donovan in 2014.

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