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Haddonfield re-elects Bianco Bezich, drops Kasko

Roche, Troy win seats on borough commission

By Nikita Biryukov, May 11 2021 11:11 pm

Commissioner Colleen Bianco Bezich won re-election amid a crowded field in Haddonfield Tuesday, but borough voters chose to discard Commissioner Jeffrey Kasko.

Bianco Bezich finished first in the eight candidate field, her 2,009 votes accounting for roughly 20% of the total cast in the race for three seats.

Former U.S. Navy Officer Frank Troy (1,810) and investment advisor Kevin Roche will join her on the council, taking seats held Kasko Mayor Neal Rochford, who did not seek another term.

Roche is CEO of LHT Consultants, an investment firm he founded. Troy is a vice president at Albireo Energy, an engineering firm.

Kasko, who is also the Republican state committeeman from Camden County and holds a job with the New Jersey Department of Health, placed fifth with 990 votes.

He ran behind Adam Puff (1,435), a financial advisor who sits on the board of the the Partnership for Haddonfield, the management corporation for Haddonfield’s business improvement district.

Bianco Bezich’s victory will secure her first full term on the commission. She was elected to the body in 2019 to fill Commissioner John Moscatelli’s unexpired term after he moved out of state.

Kathryn Raiczyk (296), Mark Rusc (920), and Daniel Zhang (557) also competed for a commission seat the Camden county town of a little more than 11,000.

Raiczyk is an accountant. She ran for commission in Haddonfield in 2019.

Rusc is a systems engineer for the U.S. Navy and chairs the borough’s historic preservation commission.

At 19, Zhang is the race’s youngest candidate. He’s a college student who chose to run for office after seeing turmoil in last year’s elections.

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