The Inside Edge: May Election Edition

  Bayonne election may impact Hudson Dem Chair Race Among the many spoils in today’s Bayonne elections are 102 County Committee votes in next month’s election for Hudson County Democratic Chairman.  Since city employees and their families occupy the bulk of the seats, the winner of the race for mayor will have considerable sway over where the county committee goes in June.  Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and Mayor Jimmy

Belleville mayor faces 3-way race

The consensus is that three-term Belleville Mayor Raymond Kimble is in trouble.  There’s no polling data to back that up, just anecdotal information from a collection of Essex County sources who universally refuse to make a prediction in the May 8 race.  Belleville is one of those non-partisan towns with no runoff election, so he/she who gets the most votes win. Kimble was re-elected to a third term in 2014

Belleville mayoral candidate fills out ticket

Belleville mayoral candidate Michael Melham has assembled a full slate of council candidates for his challenge to incumbent Raymond Kimble. Melham, who served as a councilman from 2000 to 2004, has added Naomy DePena and Thomas Graziano to his ticket.  DePena grew up in the Dominican Republic and runs a martial arts and day care business.  Graziano has served on the Belleville Board of Education since 2016 and is a