East Newark Mayor Dina Grilo Easily Wins Democratic Primary

In one of the more intriguing races in Tuesday’s Primary election, the race for Mayor in the tiny municipality of East Newark took center stage, as two women faced off.

In the Democratic Primary, incumbent Mayor Dina Grilo, who ran with the support of the Hudson County Democratic Organization, easily held off challenger, Councilwoman Jessica Diaz, with nearly 82% of the votes cast.

Unofficial results show Grilo with 186 votes to Diaz’s 40.

There was one write-in ballot cast and no Republican challenger.