Facing a Primary Election challenge for the first time in 18 years, Kearny Mayor Al Santos and his team of Council running mates had no trouble whatsoever in winning the Democratic Primary on Tuesday. Santos easily defeated his mayoral opponent, Sydney Ferreira, a local real estate professional, by a margin of more than 3 to 1, with unofficial results totaling 2,030 votes to 663 votes.
Santos’ five running mates, 1st Ward Councilwoman Marytrine DeCastro, 2nd Ward Councilman Richard Konopka, 3rd Ward Councilwoman Carol Jean Doyle and 4th Ward Councilman Gerald Ficeto were also victorious by very comfortable margins in their respective Council races, although Konopka ran unopposed.
Video Credit: Santos Team For Kearny The Mayor thanked his supporters last night in a Facebook post which read, “On behalf of myself and my running mates, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for entrusting us to continue serving the Town of Kearny. This has been a historic election, and in these unprecedented times, our team has remained committed to you — the residents of Kearny. Thank you again, our work to keep our town moving forward continues now.”
Mayor Santos and his team are now assured of re-election in November since no Republicans filed for the Primary, unless of course, an unnamed Independent pulls off a political miracle.