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McKeon, Jasey don’t see clear winner in South Orange

Collum faces challenge from village trustee

By Nikita Biryukov, May 13 2019 5:27 pm

Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey don’t see a clear winner in South Orange’s contest for village president.

“If you just see the signs, Sheena looks very popular, but who knows. Signs don’t vote,” McKeon said, adding that he hadn’t seen any polls on the race. “That’s as unscientific as it gets. Just driving in and out of town all the time, it seems from that perspective she has a lot of support, but there’s a very capable person running as well, so I’m sure the people will make a good decision.”

Village President Sheena Collum faces a challenge from Village Trustee Deborah Ford Davis.

Collum beat out attorney Emily Hynes by roughly 41 points to win her first term in 2015.

“Because both candidates for village president are friends of mine, I’m not making comments,” Jasey said. “I think that it’s great that we have so many people interested in running for the trustee positions, reminds me when I ran for Board of Ed three times, and there were always seven to nine people running, but I think that’s a measure of the interest and participation in the town. I think it could be a close race.”

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