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Ten mayoral primaries to watch

By David Wildstein, June 05 2018 6:00 am

Ten primaries for mayor worth watching:

Berkeley Heights: Mayor Robert Woodruff faces a GOP primary challenge from Tom Maciejewski.

Chester: Mayor Janet Hoven faces a Republican primary challenge from councilman Tim Iverson.

Englewood: Mayor Frank Huttle is not seeking re-election.  The Democratic primary features former mayor Michael Wildes against Huttle’s candidate, Democratic municipal chairman Phil Meisner.

Garwood: Three-term mayor Charles Lombardo faces a Democratic primary challenge from three-term councilwoman Sara Todisco.

Harrison: Mayor James Fife is being challenged in the Democratic primary by Councilman Anselmo Millan.

Jefferson: Mayor Russ Felter faces Eric Wilsusen, a former deputy police chief, for the Republican nomination.

Lambertville: Mayor David DelVecchio, the mayor for the past 27 years, faces Julia Fahl, a fiery activist and policy wonk, in the Democratic primary.

Linden: Mayor Derek Armstead faces Councilwomen Gretchen Hickey and Rashonna Crosby.  Armstead was dropped from the Democratic organization line and replaced by Hickey.  Hickey has the backing of the Union County Democratic organization and State Sen. Nicholas Scutari.

Monroe: Mayor Dan Teefy, who lost party support for renomination by a 40-0 vote of the local Democratic organization, is running for re-election off the line.  He faces the organization candidate, retired labor leader Richard DiLucia, and Michael Gabbinelli.

Roseland: Republican mayor John Duthie is not seeking re-election.  School board member Jean Perrotti has the organization line against former mayor Michael Pacio.  The winner will face Democrat James Spango.

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