It’s General Election Day. The polls will remain open in New Jersey until 8 o’clock this evening, and although there are few, if any races you would call competitive in Hudson County, the Hoboken, Jersey City and Bayonne Board of Education races represent the face offs with the most interest, if not drama.
In Hoboken, eight candidates are vying for three Board of Education seats. In Jersey City. the situation is the same. Eight candidates for three Board seats. In Bayonne, seven candidates are seeking three, full terms on the Board of Education, while two are seeking one, unexpired term.
Five candidates ate seeking three Board of Education sets in Secaucus. In Guttenberg, there’s no opposition in the school board race.
There is little drama for the three, Congressional House seats in Districts 8, 9 and 10. Incumbent, Democratic Congressmen Bill Pascrell and Donald Payne, Jr. should easily romp their way to wins. The same is true for Rob Menendez, Jr., who should easily win the District 8 seat, where Congressman Albio Sires is retiring from Capitol Hill.
Democratic incumbents, Sheriff Frank Schillari and County Clerk Junior Maldonado, are expected to win re-election with no problem.
In Council At Large races in East Newark and Guttenberg, there’s no opposition, while in Harrison, there’s no opposition in the ward races, but Mayor James Fife faces a challenge from Anselmo Millan again. Fife won the election by a relatively slim margin against Millan four years ago.
In Secaucus, there’s no opposition in the Council races, while in Kearny, two of the four wards have opposition for a Council seat.