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Mayors Returning in Ridgefield, Little Ferry, Wood-Ridge

Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez is re-elected along with incumbent councilmen Ray Penabad and Dennis Shim.
Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez is re-elected along with incumbent councilmen Ray Penabad and Dennis Shim. Photo Credit: Facebook
John "Jack" DeLorenzo
John "Jack" DeLorenzo Photo Credit: hasbrouckheightsrepublicans.com
Rosario (Russell) Lipari
Rosario (Russell) Lipari Photo Credit: hasbrouckheightsrepublicans.com
Peter N. Traina, Jr.
Peter N. Traina, Jr. Photo Credit: hasbrouckheightsrepublicans.com
Christian Semenecz
Christian Semenecz Photo Credit: www.hasbrouck-heights.nj.us
Mauro Raguseo
Mauro Raguseo Photo Credit: Facebook
Debbie Ferrante Rivera
Debbie Ferrante Rivera Photo Credit: Facebook
George Muller
George Muller Photo Credit: Facebook
Ron Anzalone
Ron Anzalone Photo Credit: Facbook
Foster Lowe
Foster Lowe Photo Credit: www.district36gop.com
Anthony R. Suarez
Anthony R. Suarez Photo Credit: ridgefieldnj.gov
Warren Vincentz, John Hroncich and Robert Wojtaszczyk
Warren Vincentz, John Hroncich and Robert Wojtaszczyk Photo Credit: Facebook
Paul Sarlo
Paul Sarlo Photo Credit: Facebook
Ezio I. Altamura
Ezio I. Altamura Photo Credit: njwoodridge.org
Edward Marino
Edward Marino Photo Credit: njwoodridge.org

Mayor Mauro Raguseo of Little Ferry, Anthony Suarez of Ridgefield and Paul Sarlo of Wood-Ridge all won re-election on Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Bergen County Board of Elections.

Raguseo, a Democrat, won his third term with 1,082 votes. Bernard Sobolewski, his Republican opponent, received 300 votes. Independent Debra Ferrante-Rivera got 177 votes.

Suarez, a Democrat, won his third term as mayor of Ridgefield with 1,230 votes over Republican Warren Vincentz with 803.

Sarlo, a Democrat and New Jersey state senator, ran unopposed for his fifth term as mayor of Wood-Ridge and got 1,215 votes.

Meanwhile, these races were decided elsewhere:

Hasbrouck Heights

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. -- The Republicans swept in Hasbrouck Heights, with John DeLorenzo III winning the election for mayor and Rosario Lipari and Peter Traina, Jr. each taking three-year terms on the council.

DeLorenzo, a retired borough police detective captain, received 1,438 votes. Democrat opponent Christian Semenecz, a former councilman, received 543 votes.

Incumbent Councilman Lipari (1,480 votes) and newcomer Traina (1,487) both ran unopposed.

A total of 2,446 people in the mayoral election and 2,975 for council.

Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. -- Robert LaMorte, Constance Doheny and Alan Baker won three-year seats on the Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education.

LaMorte, a board incumbent, received 656 votes. Doheny, also an incumbent, received 820 votes. Baker, a newcomer, received 931 votes.

Finishing out of the race was David Grant, with 336 votes.

A total of 2,849 votes were cast.

Little Ferry

LITTLE FERRY, N.J. -- Democrats remained in control in Little Ferry, winning the election by a landslide.

Along with Raguseo being re-elected as mayor, incumbent Councilmen Ronald Anzalone and George Miller won re-election to three-year seats.

Anzalone got 1,028 votes and Miller 1,016, while Republican challengers Foster Lowe and Eileen De Leeuw got 336 and 319 votes, respectively. Independent opponent Karissa Rivera received 131 votes.

A total of 1,559 people voted in the mayoral election and 2,830 voted for council.

Little Ferry Board of Education

LITTLE FERRY, N.J. -- Jeanine Ferrara, Leslie Gottlieb and Raymond Vorisek ran unopposed for three-year seats on the Little Ferry Board of Education.

Incumbents Ferrara (562 votes) and Vorisek (474) were joined by newcomer Gottlieb (420).

A total of 1,457 votes were cast.

Moonachie

MOONACHIE, N.J. -- Democrat Moonachie Council incumbents Lucille Millar (214 votes) and Bruce Surak (224) ran uncontested.

A total of 442 votes were cast.

Moonachie Board of Education

MOONACHIE, N.J. -- Incumbents James Campbell and Melissa Ann Rose staved off a challenge from Joan Carrion for their three-year seats on the Moonachie Board of Education.

Campbell received 183 votes and Rose 124.

Carrion got 91 votes.

A total of 398 votes were cast.

Ridgefield

RIDGEFIELD, N.J. -- The incumbent Democrats retained their seats in Ridgefield.

Along with Suarez being re-elected as mayor, Councilmen Ray Penabad and Dennis Shim retained three-year seas.Penabad got 1,152 votes and Shim 1,149 votes.Republicans John Hroncich and Robert Wojtaszczyk finished out of the running, with 809 and 771 votes, respectively.

A total of 1,864 votes were cast in the mayoral election and 3,550 for council.

Ridgefield Board of Education

RIDGEFIELD, N.J. -- Kathy O'Brien-Payerle and Steve Yang ran uncontested for three-year seats on the Ridgefield Board of Education.

Incumbent O'Brien-Payerle got 701 votes, while Yang, a newcomer, got 440 votes.

A total of 1,142 votes were cast.

Ridgefield Park Board of Education

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- Donna Blue, Barbara Merritt Butler, Robert Thiemann and Elsa Martinez all ran unopposed for the Ridgefield Park Board of Education.

Incuments Blue, with 398 votes, and Butler, with 329, were each topped by newcomer Thiemann with 434.

Martinez, an incumbent, got 426 votes to fill a one-year unexpired term.

A total of 1,589 votes were cast.

Wood Ridge

WOOD-RIDGE, N.J, -- Democrats remained in control in Wood-Ridge.

Along with Sarlo winning re-election as mayo, incumbent Councilmen Ezio Altamura and Edward Marino took three-year seats.

Altamura got 1,253 votes and Marino 1,213.

A total of 1,238 votes were cast in the mayoral election and 2,475 for council.

Wood Ridge Board of Education

WOOD-RIDGE, N.J -- Incumbent Albert Nieves and newcomer Thomas Schmidt staved off a challenge from Richard Fallon for two, three-year seats on the Wood-Ridge Board of Education.

Nieves received 674 votes and Schmidt 671.

Fallon got 611.

A total of 1,959 votes were cast.

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