Home>Local>County-backed candidates sweep in edison

County-backed candidates sweep in edison

2 incumbents ousted

By Nikita Biryukov, June 05 2019 12:26 am

The party-backed slate of Democratic council candidates in Edison roundly defeated their challengers Tuesday.

Councilmen Ajay Patil, Joseph Coyle and their running mates, Richard Brescher and Joyce Ship-Freeman won the Democratic nod over Councilman Michael Lombardi, Councilman Leonard Sendelsky, Nimisha Shulka and Bhavini shah.

Coyle was the race’s top vote-getter with 5,582. Next came Patil with 5,473. Brescher got 5,397 and Ship-Freeman got 5,336.

In almost every case, the county-backed candidates more than doubled the votes of their challengers on the Edison Democrats 2019 line.

Lombardi was the only one spared the indignity of a getting his vote share doubled, though the reality wasn’t much better.

He got 2,637 votes. Sendelsky, Shah and Shukla got 2,361, 2,371 and 2,389 votes, respectively.

Spread the news:
Filter by
Post Page
Feature Right Governor Local Hudson In Memoriam Union
Sort by

Ruotolo probable pick for acting Union County Prosecutor

Daughter of Drew Ruotolo, who served as prosecutor in 1990s
July 11, 2019 10:06 am


Edwin Doyle, scion of Hudson County political family, dies at 75

Bar owner served as Kearny councilman, Meadowlands commissioner
June 18, 2019 9:08 am


Scutari re-elected Union County Dem chairman

Carter replaces Mahr as vice chair
June 11, 2019 8:20 pm


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *