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Carlstadt Gets New Mayor, Incumbents Return in Rutherford, East Rutherford

Former Carlstadt Mayor William Roseman congratulates Republicans Craig Lahullier, the new mayor, and council victors William Shockley and Robert Zimmermann.
Former Carlstadt Mayor William Roseman congratulates Republicans Craig Lahullier, the new mayor, and council victors William Shockley and Robert Zimmermann. Photo Credit: Facebook
Joseph DeSalvo won re-election as mayor of Rutherford, while running mates Sean Walker and Frank Nunziato secured council seats.
Joseph DeSalvo won re-election as mayor of Rutherford, while running mates Sean Walker and Frank Nunziato secured council seats. Photo Credit: Facebook
East Rutherford Councilmen George Perry and Jeff Lahullier won re-election.
East Rutherford Councilmen George Perry and Jeff Lahullier won re-election. Photo Credit: EastRutherfordnj.net
East Rutherford Mayor James Cassella ran unopposed.
East Rutherford Mayor James Cassella ran unopposed. Photo Credit: eastrutherfordnj.net
Craig Lahullier
Craig Lahullier Photo Credit: Facebook

Carlstadt has a new mayor in Craig Lahullier while incumbent mayors Joseph Cassella of East Rutherford and Joseph DeSalvo of Rutherford kept their seats on Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Bergen County Board of Elections.

Lahullier, a councilman, received 799 votes. He will take the place of longtime Mayor William Roseman, who didn't run ( SEE: Laullier Becomes Mayor In Carlstadt ).Borough Police Lt. Walter Beese, a Democrat, received 586 votes.DeSalvo, a Democrat, won his second term with 1,908 votes. Democratic challenger Stephanie McGowan got 1,558 votes.

Cassella, a Republican, ran unopposed in East Rutherford and got 592 votes.

Meanwhile, these races were decided elsewhere:

Carlstadt

CARLSTADT, N.J. -- Republicans remain in control in Carlstadt.

Along with Lahullier winning as mayor and Robert Zimmermann and William Shockley secured the two, three-year term seats on the council in a contested race.

Zimmermann, an incumbent, received 808 votes and newcomer Shockley, who serves on the zoning board, received 662 votes.

Susan Hamilton and Robert DeLeasa, newcomers vying for council seats, both lost with 556 and 593 votes.

A total of 1,386 voted in the mayoral election and 2,625 voted for council.

Carlstadt Regional Board of Education

CARLSTADT -- It came down to four votes.

Incumbent Raymond Muszynski won the election for the one, three-year term seat on the Becton Regional Board of Education in a contested race.

Muszynski received 494 votes over Robert Anderson who received 490 votes.

A total of 986 votes were cast.

Carlstadt Local Board of Education

CARLSTADT, N.J. -- Hernan Lopez, Diane Lahullier and Bruce Young each won the election for three, three-year seats on Carlstadt's local Board of Education in an uncontested race.

Lopez, an incumbent, received 610 votes. Lahullier, an incumbent, received 614 votes. And Young, a former BOE member, received 467 votes.

A total of 1,696 votes were cast.

East Rutherford Mayor

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Republicans will remain in control in East Rutherford.

Along with Cassella being re-elected as mayor were Jeff Lahullier and George Perry who won the two, three-year term seats on the council in an uncontested race.

Lahullier, incumbent councilman, received 559 votes and Perry, incumbent councilman, received 550 votes.

A total of 600 voted for mayor and 1,113 for council.

East Rutherford Regional Board of Education

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Newcomers Kathryn Fukushima and Kevin Felton both won the election for two, three-year term seats on the East Rutherford Regional Board of Education in a contested race.

Fukushima received 468 votes and Felton received 386 votes.

Incumbents Jerome Winston and Joseph Morris both lost with 291 and 151 votes.

Dennis Monks also won the election for the one, one-year unexpired term seat on the board with 540 votes.

A total of 1,856 came out to vote.

East Rutherford Local Board of Education

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Debra Zoller and Maria Caruso both won the election for the three, three-year term seats on the East Rutherford Local Board of Education in an uncontested race.

Zoller, an incumbent, received 406 votes and Caruso, an incumbent, received 340 votes. One more three-year term seat is still open.

A total of 812 votes were cast.

Rutherford

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Republicans take hold of Rutherford in a very close, contested race.

Along with DeSalvo winning re-election as mayor were Frank Nunziato and Sean Walker who won two, three-year term seats on the council.

Nunziato, incumbent and council president, received 1,878 votes. Walker, a newcomer who serves on the borough fire department, received 1,729 votes.

Democrat newcomers Mark Goldsack and Thomas Mullahey, vying for council, lost with 1,455 and 1,554 votes.

A total of 3,466 voted in the mayoral election and 6,619 voted for council.

Rutherford Board of Education

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Gregory Recine, Kyongyup Chu and Shelly Ahmed are re-elected to the Rutherford Board of Education, winning three, three-year term seats in an uncontested race.

Recine received 1,400 votes, Chu received 1,076 and Ahmed received 1,117.

A total of 3.604 voted.

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