Cureton wins Bergen sheriff race

Anthony Cureton beat his Republican John DeLorenzo in a special election kicked off by former Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino’s resignation. Cureton’s margin was a little slimmer than that of some other countywide candidates in the increasingly-blue county. The sheriff-elect beat DeLorenzo by 16 points, 53%-37%. Cureton secured 153,682 votes, while 108,081 cast ballots for DeLorenzo. Saudino resigned earlier this year after a recording of racist remarks made by the

Carlstadt council race tied

The race for the Carlstadt Borough Council is too close to call, with GOP councilman William Roseman and Democrat Dennis Ritchie tied at 1,040 votes each. Roseman returned to the council in January.  He had previously spent 36 years as a councilman and mayor and left amidst controversy. Republican Robert Zimmerman was re-elected, defeated Democrat Amanda Karpinski 1,040 to 957.

Wildes returns to Englewood in landslide

Democrat Michael Wildes will return as mayor, a job he won in 2004 and walked away from in 2010. He defeated Republican Deirdre Paul and independent Horace Ragbir with 84% of the vote, Running off the organization line, Wildes beat Englewood Democratic Municipal Chairman Phil Meisner 2,675 to 1,504 – a margin of 1,171 votes – in a contentious and nasty primary. Incumbent Frank Huttle is not seeking re-election to

Tedesco, Dem freeholders easily win in Bergen

Bergen County James Tedesco and his Board of Chosen Freeholders easily won reelection Tuesday night. Tedesco secured 178,066 votes, about 62%, to Republican challenger Norman Schmelz’s 108,240 votes, about 38% of those cast. Freeholders Steven Tanelli and Tracy Zur won about 30% each, with 167,040 and 164,582 votes, respectively. Republican challengers Hector Olmo and Eric Kulmala finished the night with roughly 20% of the votes cast in their favor. Olmo

Bergen races to watch

Bergen County will elect a new Sheriff on Tuesday in an unplanned election triggered by the unexpected resignation of three-term Democrat Michael Saudino. Saudino was captured on tape making racist and homophobic comments. Bergen County now has nearly 90,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans. Democrats have nominated Anthony Cureton, a former Bergen County NAACP president.  The Republican candidate is Hasbrouck Heights mayor Jack DeLorenzo.  Both are former police officers. Complicating

Cureton, Trump focus of Bergen rally

Anthony Cureton and President Donald Trump were at the center of a Bergen Democrat rally early Saturday afternoon. Cureton, the candidate the county’s Democratic committee people chose to run for sheriff following the resignation of Michael Saudino, was the subject of much praise delivered by the various officials in attendance. “He's an extraordinary Public servant. He's an extraordinary human being,” Murphy said of Cureton, who is head of the county