Former Lambertville Mayor David DelVecchio trails Andrew Nowick by 52 votes in his bid to regain the city’s executive post, but the contest remains too close to call.
DelVecchio trails Nowick 678-626.
The longtime incumbent served as mayor for 27 years before being ousted by incumbent Julia Fahl in 2018’s primary. Fahl did not seek re-election this year.
Nowick launched an off-the-line challenge against Del Vecchio, who had party support for his return to public office in the Hunterdon County Democratic enclave. If he wins, Lambertville will be one of the only places where a spot on the line failed to guarantee a primary victory.
Victory in Lambertville’s Democratic primary is tantamount to winning the general election. Republicans rarely bother to run local candidates there, and they did not field a mayoral candidate this year.
Nowick was a Fahl ally, having been appointed by her to the town’s community advisory team.