Harrison mayor James Fife held off a Democratic primary challenge from councilman Anselmo Millan, winning 1,272 to 964 – a margin of 308 votes.
Fife’s ticket swept four Ward council races and four contested county committee seats. Ward 1 Councilman Jesus Huaranga defeated Tiffany Monterrosa by 31 votes, Ward 3 Councilman Laurence Bennett beat Henry Perales by 195 votes, and James Doran easily held off a challenge against Ana Goya b a 153 vote margin. In the race for Milan’s Ward 2 seat, Ellen Mendoza edged out Ivan Chen by 38 votes.
Fife is the third mayor of Harrison since 1946. Frank E. Rodgers served from 1946 until 1995, and Raymond McDonough held the post from 1995 until his death in 2014.