The Write-Ins: From Abe To Baby Shark

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Published: November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 AM EST

Every year the most notable on-the-record use of the First Amendment is included in candidates written in for various offices from president to school board member.

The freedom to type in anything from a legitimate choice to clear forms of protest or expression is recorded as a vote. This year had close to 300 people written in for the Board Of Education (BOE). These votes were important due to the fact that there were more seats open (three) than candidates (one) for the school board.

99 distinct write-ins were tallied for the BOE. Out of those, two emerged with the most votes by a wide margin from the rest – Marissa Falcon and Paul Santangelo. Both these residents ran a write-in campaign which propelled them to the lead. Maxine Padulsky received around 20 votes and Jeff Regan received around 17 votes. Mr. Regan ran unsuccessfully in 2016 for the school board and Ms. Padulsky was a candidate for first ward council last year. Both are currently listed as members of the Roselle Park Democratic Committee.

In the list of write-ins for the school board were votes for Baby Shark (link), former BOE candidate Agron Meshi, former BOE members James Damm along with Rodric Bowman, Jeanine Goodis, Abe (just Abe), and “No Writeins”.

Additionally, one vote was cast for Eugene Meola to be Mayor and two votes for Michael J. Ferguson. Second ward candidate Richard Graves was given a vote of support for United States Congressman and Jacob Magiera had one vote for second ward council along with “raylipan”.

While the county reviews all write-in votes to certify the results and make everything official, below is a listing of all write-in votes as submitted per ward and district.

Board Of EducationTOTAL
Abe1
Agron Meshi5
Agronmeshi1
Agron-Meshi4
Aimee Bretones1
Alex Para1
Baby-Shark1
Brenda Veiga1
Brian Downey1
Carl Pluchino1
Clark Crawford1
Damm1
Dan Mcgovern1
Dan Oconnel1
Daniel B. Mcgovern3
Daniel Smith2
Dave Dumbass Paterno1
Deniese Velasquez1
Denis Carbale1
Edward Kotwica1
Elaine Weaver2
Eric Estevez1
Eugene Meola, Jr.1
Falcon2
Falconmiriam1
Fred-Seidof1
Hoffman1
Jaclyn-Flatley1
Jacob Magiera2
James Damm10
Jamesdamm1
James-Damm1
Jeanine Goodis1
Jeaninf Goodis1
Jeff Regan1
Jeffery Regan1
Jeffrey H Regan10
Jeffrey Regan1
Jeffrey-H-Regan4
Jennife Smalley1
Jennifer Haas1
Jennifer Smalley1
Jenny Lichtenwalner1
Jessica-Johns2
Jim Dam1
Jim Damm1
John Poulos3
John-Poulos1
John-Pqulos1
Jonathan Rodriguez1
Kathleen Smith1
Lui Franco1
Luis Franco2
Luisfranco1
Mabis-Lindo1
Malone1
Marisa Falcon2
Marissa Falcon58
Marissa Jane1
Marissafalcon2
Marissa-Falcon8
Marisssa-Fallon1
Marrissa Falcon1
Matt Kolbe1
Matthew Spatz1
Maxine Padulsky12
Maxine Padulsky-1
Maxine Padvlski1
Maxinepadulsky1
Maxine-Padulsky5
Melisa'Falco1
Melissa Falcon1
Melissa-Falcon4
Michael Donoughue1
Michael P. Donoughue1
Michael-Seidof1
Michelle Poulos2
Morisa Falon1
No Writeins1
Pahl-Santangelo2
Paul1
Paul Anthony Santigalo1
Paul Sant Angelo1
Paul Santangelo43
Paul Satangelo1
Paulanthony1
Paul-Anthony1
Paulsantangelo3
Paul-Santangelo11
Robert Wayda1
Rodric Bowman1
Sal Saluccio1
Salvatore Saluccio1
Santangelo1
Santngelo1
Saul Qersdyn1
Signorello1
Silviaamado1
Tom Roche1