Wednesday, November 4, 2020

2020 Election Results

 4-November-2020


Results from the General Election held on Tuesday-3-November.
These are the unofficial results from the Bergen Record. All results must to certified by the New Jersey Election commission to become official.


For Bogota Borough Council:
For two, three year terms
-  Incumbent Councilwoman Mary Ellen Murphy       Democrat         1,732 votes
-  Jo-Ellen Granquist                                                          Democrat         1,723 votes 
 Incumbent  Councilman Thomas Napolitano           Republican       1,417 votes
 Robert Foster                                                                    Republican      1,306 votes
This is for two full terms of three years. The top two Candidates with the most votes will win the seats to the Bogota Borough Council. This would mark the first time the Bogota Borough would have a majority of Women  sitting on the Council.
 

For Bogota Board of Education:
For a three, three year terms
- John Ortega                                                  1,227  votes
- Jose Chavez                                                  1,226  votes
- Bisi Ruckett                                                   1,128  votes
- Sandra Ospina                                                833  votes
Incumbent Trustee  Maureen Miller           774 votes
Incumbent Trustee  Zabrina Kearns          696  votes
- Kristin Meberg                                                620 votes 
This is for three, three year terms.The top three Candidates with the most votes will win the seats to the Bogota Board of Education. 
For one, one year term 
- Frank Miranda                         1,496  votes
- Trina Rivera-Olivo                      971  votes
 
The winner will win that seat as a trustee until the term ends in the year 2021.

For Ridgefield Park Board of Education:
For a three, three year terms
-Belinda Rodriguez                          2,176  votes
Incumbent David Cathcart          1,817  votes
-Bernard Gomes                               1,547  votes
-Diane MacNeill                               1,462  votes
 -Incumbent Ronald Hidalgo        1,098 votes  
-Edmond DeSantis                          1,073 votes
 
This is for three, three year terms. The top three Candidates with the most votes will win the seats to the Ridgefield Park Board of Education. 

For Teaneck Board of Education:
For a three, three year terms
Danielle Gee                                6,616  votes
Harold Clark                                4,711  votes
Damen Cooper                            4,671 votes
Incumbent Clara Williams       4,110  votes
- Yusra Subhani                            2,441 votes
Katherine Houghton-Zata        2,099 votes

This is for three, three year terms. The top three Candidates with the most votes will win the seats to the Teaneck Board of Education. 


For Bergen County
For Board of Freeholders: ( soon to know as Board of Bergen County Commissioners)
For two, three year terms
-  Incumbent Joan Voss            Democrat        209,442  votes
-  Ramon Hache                          Democrat        201,179  votes
-  Simone Tigounis                     Republican     142,761 votes 
-  Ronald Kistner                        Republican     142,364  votes 

This is for three full term seats on the Board of Chosen Freeholder. (soon to know as Board of Bergen County Commissioners)
The top two Candidates with the most votes will win the seats 

The US House of Representative  for the New Jersey fifth district representing Bogota and parts of Teaneck.
 For one, two year term
Incumbent Josh Gottheimer   Democrat          169,189 votes
- Frank Pallotta                             Republican       120,599 votes
- Louis Vellucci                             Independent        2,835 votes  

The US House of Representative  for the New Jersey ninth district representing Ridgefield Park and parts of Teaneck.
 For one, two year term
Incumbent Bill Pascrell         Democrat          123,101 votes
Billy Prempeh                          Republican         56,155 votes
Chris Auriemma                      Independent      3,739 votes  

The US  Senate for the New Jersey 
For one, six year term
Incumbent Cory Booker       Democrat        1,715,304  votes
- Rikin Mehta                            Republican      1,072,352  votes 
-  Madelyn Hoffman                Independent        21,558   votes
- Veronica Fernandez              Independent         16,331  votes 
- Daniel Burke                           Independent          6,172  votes

-Electors for the President and Vice President of the United States 
For one, four year term
-Incumbent  Donald Trump (Pres)     Republican
-Incumbent  Michael Pence (VP)         Republican

- Joseph Biden   (Pres)                     Democrat
- Kamala Harris (VP)                        Democrat


State wide Questions: All questions are a Yes or NO vote
Question #1 :
   To allow the State of New Jersey to amend the State Constitution in order to legalize marijuana  to included personal use for person over 21 years of age.
This was pass with:  1,735,733 Yes votes
                                       857,073  No votes
The State of New Jersey  must still:  Pass either enabling legislation, which would formally direct law enforcement to stop arresting people for marijuana possession, or a decriminalization bill.

Question #2 :
   To allow the State of New Jersey to amend the State Constitution in order to give a property tax deduction to veterans who did not serve in war time.
This was pass with:    1,947,443  Yes votes
                                            604,061 No votes
This amendment makes honorably discharged veterans eligible for a $250 deduction on their property taxes regardless of when or where they served.

Question #3 :
   To allow the State of New Jersey to amend the State Constitution in order to change legislative district if the Federal Census results are delayed.
This was pass with:  1,461,238  Yes votes
                                         996,238 No votes
This amendment says that, if census data is given to New Jersey after Feb. 15 in any year, the legislative redistricting process should be delayed and old voting maps would be used for elections for 12 years instead of the typical 10. 

Teaneck Question: All questions are a Yes or NO vote
 Shall the Township of Teaneck, effective for the calendar year 2021, continue a dedicated tax program and extend an annual tax levy at the rate of $0.01 per $100.00 of assessed value for a period not to exceed four (4) years unless a proposition extending the same is approved by the voters 
This was pass with:  4,912  Yes votes
                                      2,630 No votes

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