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Newcomer Takes Hackensack Council Seat

Deborah Keeling-Geddis. Photo Credit: Facebook
Maywood Mayor Adrian Febre Photo Credit: Maywood Borough
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William J. Hauser Photo Credit: LinkedIn
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Gary Cagas and Gary Brugger Photo Credit: Facebook

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hackensack City Council newcomer Deborah Keeling-Geddis edged out three challengers for a full term on Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the Bergen County Board of Elections.

Keeling-Geddis received 803 votes after absentee votes were counted.

Incumbent Jason Some, who was appointed to the seat in April after Rose Greenman resigned, lost with 775 votes.

Jason Nunnermacker, who got 746 votes, was close behind. Richard Cerbo finished in back of the pack with 261 votes.

Meanwhile, these races were decided elsewhere:


MAYWOOD, N.J. -- Republicans returned to their seats in Maywood.Adrian Febre, a court reporter and borough firefighter, was re-elected to a second term as mayor, with 1,154 votes, over Democratic challenger Thomas Richards, who received 825 votes.

Republicans Frank Morrone and Claire Padovano took two, three-year council seats. Morrone, an incumbent, received 1,109 votes, while newcomer Padovano got 1,127 votes.

They topped Democratic challengers Derek Eisenberg (817 votes) and Henry Perez (780).

Republican incumbent Michael Gervino was also to complete and unexpired council term, with 1,064 votes, over Democratic challenger Ryan Ullman, with 809.

Maywood Board of Education

MAYWOOD, N.J. -- Incumbents Kevin Taylor (825 votes) and Lynn Wiebe (619) ran unopposed for a pair of three-year seats on the Maywood Board of Education. A third seat remains open.

Rochelle Park Township Committee

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. -- William Hauser, a Democrat, and Michael Kazimir, a Republican took the two available Rochelle Park Township Committee seats, leaving Republican incumbent Jayme Ouellette out of the running.The totals:

Hauser: 484

Kazimir: 433

Ouelelette: 394

Rochelle Park Board of Education

ROCHELLE PARK, N.J. -- Teresa Judge-Cravello joined incumbent Dimitria Debbie Leakas in seizing two three-year seats on the Rochelle Park Board of Education.

Judge-Cravello finished first, with 507 votes, ahead of Leakas's 477.

Incumbent Robert Jay Esposito II was a distant third with 250 votes.

South Hackensack

SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Two South Hackensack Township Committee incumbents staved off a challenge for three-year seats, with Democrats Gary Brugger (251 votes) and Francis Cagas (230) topping Republican Renee Czarnecki (145).

South Hackensack Board of Education

SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Anthony Aquilina, Luis Perdomo and Maria Regan ran unopposed for a trio of three-year seats on the South Hackensack Board of Education.

Aquilina, a newcomer, received 171 votes. Incumbents Regan got 164 votes and Perdomo 143.

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