No apparent winner in Millburn

The race for Millburn Township Committee is too close to call, with Democrat Tara Prupis leading Republican incumbent Jodi Rosenberg by 73 votes, 3,450 to 3,377. There are still vote-by-mail and provisional ballots that need to be counted. Rep.-elect Tom Malinowski (D-Rocky Hill) carried Millburn with 67% of the vote against incumbent Leonard Lance. Rosenberg is the lone Republican on the five-member Township Committee.  She was elected in 2015 and

Caldwell mayor loses re-election

Democrat John Kelley was elected mayor of Caldwell on Tuesday, defeating incumbent Ann Dassing by 103 votes, 1,306 to 1,203. Dassing was seeking re-election to her second term as mayor after six years as a councilwoman. Kelley has been a councilman since 2011. The lone Democrat on the Borough Council, Frank X. Rodgers III, was the top vote-getter with 1,358 votes.  Democrat Christine Schmidt ousted Republican councilman Richard Hauser by

DiVincenzo Democrats win Roseland

Roseland elected a Democratic mayor on Tuesday, with James Spango defeating Republican Michael Pacio by 171 votes, 1,075 to 904 (39%-33%) Independent Laura Struss LaBianca finished third with795 votes (29%). Roseland attracted statewide attention last spring when two high-profile local residents, former Gov. Richard Codey and Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo ran competing county committee slates to take control of the local Democratic organization.  DiVincenzo beat Codey 8-4. DiVincenzo became

Essex races to watch

In heavily Democratic Essex County, the races to watch are for mayor in Roseland, Caldwell and North Caldwell. There are also contested campaigns for the Livingston Township Council, where a Republican who served on former Gov. Chris Christie’s staff is seeking to break 5-0 Democratic majority, and in Millburn, where the lone Republican on the Township Committee is seeking re-election. Turnout is expected to be higher than usual for a

Democrats expect Sherrill sweep in Montclair

Democrats are expecting Mikie Sherrill to win big in her home of Montclair. Sherrill will likely need a large margin in Democratic strongholds like the town of Montclair, which is split between the 10th and 11th congressional districts, with about 11,000 of the town’s almost 38,000 residents falling into the latter, where Sherrill is running. Montclair notable Bob Russo, a former mayor and sitting councilman, is campaigning for Sherrill, hoping