Primary Election Results for Clifton, Passaic County
According to the Associated Press, as of April 1, there were 6.5 million registered voters in New Jersey, including 2.5 million Democrats and 1.5 million Republicans. By Monday, June 5, 192,694 Democrats and 59,590 Republicans had cast advance votes. In the November 2022 general election, a whopping 30% of voters cast their ballots before election day, accounting for a not-insignificant number of total votes. It's too early to get voter participation numbers for this election cycle but we have preliminary results for our district, #27.
With a significant lead over challenger Nia Gill, it looks like Richard Codey (D) will be on the ballot for state Senate in District #27, which now includes Clifton following a redistricting. Clifton had previously been part of District #34, where Gill was the State Senator. His running mates, for State Assembly, appear to have won their races as well. John McKeon and newcomer Alixon Collazos-Gill, both Democrats, will be on November's ballot to represent District #27 in the Assembly, barring any surprising upsets once all mail-in ballots have been counted.
Passaic County positions on the ballot included the race for County Clerk. Clifton Councilwoman Rosemary Pino joined the Republicans to challenge Democratic incumbent Danielle Ireland-Imhof in November. Both Ireland-Imhof and Pino ran unopposed in their respective party's primary and will appear on the ballot for the General Election in November.
The Passaic County Board of Commissioners had two candidates from each major party and, with two seats to fill, all candidates ran unopposed in their own primary. Bruce James and Orlando Cruz were the Democratic candidates and Andrena “Andie” Pegel and Kelley Amico ran for the Republicans.
There is plenty of time to register to vote if you aren't yet or to request a mail-in ballot for the November election. Three seats for the Clifton Board of Education will also be on that ballot, the most local slots in that election. Subscribe to our newsletter to ensure that you don't miss out on any important candidate coverage.