Even though Secaucus had no contested races, voters turned out on Tuesday to cast ballots for Town Council as well as the New Jersey congressional races.
Incumbents Gary Jeffas, Jim Clancy and Susan Pirro were unopposed and hence re-elected to their Town Council posts. Pirro logged 827 votes in the Ward 3, Clancy garnered 703 in the Ward 2 and Jeffas totaled 658 in Ward 1.
In the statewide races Secaucus residents were able to vote for, Cory Booker (D) scored a relatively easy victory over Republican challenger Jeff Bell for New Jersey’s open Senate seat. Booker scored 78 percent of the vote in Hudson County and 55 percent in the state.
Anthony Vainieri Jr. won an easy victory in the race for County Freeholder in the 8th District and fellow Democrat Joseph J. Ryglicki notched a lopsided win for County Surrogate.
In the statewide referendums, voters approved a measure that will allow judges to deny pre-trial release to defendants charged with serious crimes. Voters also supported an amendment allowing business tax money to be used for funding to preserve the state’s environmental space.