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Union City Mayor Brian Stack and his local slate at an election eve rally on May 7, 2018

Stack, unopposed, gets 11,000 votes

Union City mayor shows his GOTV skills

By David Wildstein, May 09 2018 4:45 am

Union City Mayor Brian Stack, running unopposed, received 11,211 votes. That’s 2,210  votes more than he received in 2014, running unopposed. If he’s trying to make a statement with his massive voter-turnout operation, message received.

Stack’s entire city commissioner slate was unopposed.  Newcomer Wendy Grullon was elected to replace Tilo Rivas, who did not seek re-election to spend more time on his post as a Hudson County Freeholder.  She received 10,000 votes, running just slightly behind incumbent Celin Valdivia (10,020).

Commissioner Maryury Martinetti finished fourth with 9,915 votes, followed by Lucio Fernandez (9,895).

A pre-election rally two weeks ago drew over 3,000 people, including U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, Gov. Phil Murphy, and Senate President Steve Sweeney.

Stack, a State Senator, is a candidate for Hudson County Democratic Chairman in June.  The incumbent, former Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, is not seeking re-election.

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