No Change in Winners from Official Election Results

The Bergen County Clerk's Office has released the official Nov. 6 election results

Official election results from the Bergen County Clerk's Office show no change in the outcome of the Nov. 6 local election where voters ousted Council President Paul Cordts for council and voted in a newcomer to the Regional Board of Education. River Edge also approved the Open Space Referendum by a small margin.

According to official results Vito Acquafredda remained at the top in River Edge taking in 36 percent of the vote with incumbent Anthony Cappola picking up 32 percent. Cordts followed in with 31 percent.

Official results are:

Anthony Cappola - Republican - 2,250
Paul Cordts - Republican  - 2,229
Vito Acquafredda - Democrat - 2,529

In Oradell, James Koth (2,460) and Donna Alonso (2,309) were reelected to the council in an uncontested race. Koth led with 51.58 percent of the vote with Alonso earning 48.42 percent.

In the first-ever November Board of Education election, a small turnout and uncontested races led to the re-election of several trustees.

Patrick Gallagher (1,310) edged out Michael Gardner (1,079) for the open Oradell seat on the Regional Board of Education while Claudia O'Neill (1,717) and Joe Manzelli (1,480) returned to their respective seats.

The elementary school board races were uncontested as Andrew Oddo (1,394) was elected to his first term on the Oradell Board of Education. Christine Robertson (1,316) and Katherine Norian (1,247) were both re-elected.

In River Edge, Wendy Walker (1,645), Colin Busteed (1,323) and Gyuchang Sim (1,024) will all retain their seats.

River Edge voters also reinstated the Open Space Trust Fund by 48 votes after defeating the measure in 2011. This time around, the referendum was approved 1,666 to 1,618. The fund allows one percent of every $100 on a resident's annual tax bill to be set aside to preserve open space in the borough.

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