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Elmwood Park Councilman Francesco Fasolo

Elmwood Park Dems pick Fasolo

Will remain in school board race

By David Wildstein, September 11 2019 9:05 pm

Francesco Fasolo, appointed earlier this year to fill a vacancy on the Elmwood Park Borough Council, will get a chance to stay around for another three years.

The local Democratic organization tonight picked Fasolo to replace Joseph Dombrowski on the ticket in the general election.

Dombrowski resigned from the council on Tuesday after he was passed over for a chance to run for mayor following the withdrawal of Francesco Caramagna.

Fasolo will also remain on the November ballot for a school board seat.  He is unopposed and the deadline to replace him on the ballot has passed.  However, if Fasolo were to win both offices, he may only serve in one.

Caramagna resigned as mayor in April after the Bergen County Prosecutor charged him with election tampering.

Daniel Golabek was elected mayor. Fasolo was then named to fill Golabek on the council.

Earlier this week, after an extended amount of reflection, Caramagna withdrew as the Democratic nominee for mayor.  He was replaced on the ticket with Councilwoman Lorraine Pellegrine.

Golabek is running for his old council seat.

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